Warmer weather is here at last & so I took my large jug of iced orange & lemon water out into the garden with me while I set to work on the many jobs - you know the ones that all need doing as soon as Summer arrives?
Very refreshing .... until the insects sniffed it out .... then I headed back inside for my trusty beaded doilies that came from my grandmother, mother & mother in law!
Much better - I did some pictures & thought about the choices we make ....
I love fresh juice & water in clear glass jugs or the tall carafe because we often have ice, lemon & other citrus in it & it just looks better in glass ....
However, we also have some lovely ceramic jugs that are used because they are studier & just as lovely with their patterns ....
At this point in time, we may as well wade into the doily issue. I know many people consider them really 'granny chic' & they are barely tolerated but they are marvellous at keeping drinks free from insects & flies & so I use these ones all the time.
It is so easy to keep food bowls covered with neat & trendy umbrella covers but jugs? Is there a modern equivalent of a beaded doily for jugs? Mine are all vintage family ones that I love.
Do you use doilies? Granny chic, shabby chic or just not chic?
Please share your views & advice for this Summer problem.