"Because, I'm an old Southern woman and we're supposed to wear funny looking hats and ugly clothes and grow vegetables in the dirt...
I don't know why, I don't make the rules"
-Ouiser Boudreaux (played by Shirley MacLaine)
Steel Magnolias 1989
Ready for the Chapeau Luncheon. My hat and chicken salad both dressed with roses
Hat embellished with Jude the Obscure rose, verbena and variegated algerian ivy from our yard
Salad dressed with a tomato rose
Tutorial below. I recommend you have a sharp knife and don't wait until midnight (after too much mountain dew) to try this...tired and jittery hands do not make for pretty petals
Planted my own tomatoes this week, hopefully I'll have plenty to practice on this summer