Tuesday, July 28, 2020

An Easy Peasy Lemony Table Styling



Welcome to this month's Pinterest Challenge where Cindy of County Road 407 selects a photo each month from Pinterest for a group of friends to take and create something of our own. This month it's all about Lemons!!! 



Our inspiration photograph this month is from the wonderful writer Mary of Home Is Where the Boat Is.  All lemony goodness! If you haven't ever been by to visit Mary's blog, the garden behind her houseboat is beautiful plus she and her husband recently built a greenhouse that sets just perfectly into her yard overlooking the water. She also has the sweetest poodle pups... but I digress! 💛😊





If you are just coming over from Carol at Bluesky at Home, welcome! I am so glad you are here. And a hearty welcome to all my friends who've hopped over today as well! Wasn't Carol's citrusy centerpiece beautiful!

Well, friends, for me summer is all about decorating and entertaining in a way that's easy and quick, and this post shares just that. A table that is easy to put together and a centerpiece that just says summertime.

Our inspiration piece standouts

  • lemon slices in a vase (of course!)
  • beautiful glassware for a hidden inner and an outer vase
  • lemon-decorated plates for serving
  • fun coordinating napkins
  • a bouquet of flowers with lemon picks poking out here and there
  • lots of yellow and natural decor including seagrass placemats



I began my table with a quick trip over to HomeGoods (not sponsored) where I found these larger botanical lemon teacups with saucers and also these fun lemon-covered paper napkins. 


There were many lemon choices available 

There were a ton of lemon decorated pieces in this season's summer tableware: melamine plates, ceramic salad bowls, and more. I chose these large teacups to bring in the lemon theme because tea and tea parties are my thing. 




Problems I encountered 

1. Our weather has been super hot these past two weeks so please forgive these poor flowers... They are trying their hardest to look pretty for you!

2. Floating lemons is a trick I have never done before. You need way more lemon slices than you think you would. I had two lemons on hand and that's what are sandwiched between an inner glass holding the flowers and the outer vase. So I will probably reshoot some photos for you... 🍋

3. The second photo shoot worked way better! Seven lemons and really packing them in is the trick, folks! 

First photoshoot
2nd photo shoot


First photoshoot ~ definitely needed more lemons! This sweet bee hive teapot came from my husband's aunt's collection of tableware. I inherited it after Aunt Doris passed away ~ a lovely gift! 🐝


My table's takeaway

  • A country checked placemat with "together at home" written on it. 
  • pretty florals with lemons floating in a vase within a vase
  • tableware with pale lemon yellows as my main color
  • lemon macaroons served for a light dessert
  • tea served from a beehive teapot decorated with a couple of friendly bumble bees

        




And you get a double lemony post with two table stylings! I like them both but the second really shows off the centerpiece, which speaks to today's challenge... How could we take the inspiration photograph and make it ours? 

Just like this: a bit of tropical florals and lemons... Amazing how just a weekend being in cool indoors and a recutting of stems perks up a bouquet of simple grocery store flowers... 



Thank you for visiting today!  

Next up on our lemony centerpiece tour is Michelle at Thistle Key Lane. I know you will love what she has for you!! If you are visiting everyone in order, all the links are here. Easy peasy, we try to make it easy! 




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26 comments:

  1. What a happy lemon themed scene Barb! It looks so inviting. I bet the bread was delicious.

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  2. Hi Barb, Okay our HG didn't have any lemons! But there's a section of Easter ;0)
    this looks great! I need to find some lemon accessories! laura

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    2. Sorry, Laura! I hope you find some lemon goodies for later on. I know our Dollar Tree had nothing, nor Hobby Lobby, which was a total surprise. Glad you enjoyed my table and centerpiece!! <3
      Happy lemon day,
      Barb :)

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  3. That bee skep teapot is adorable. I love your flower arrangements. You did a great job packing in the lemons.

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    1. Thank you, Katie! I love that little teapot and I am so glad my mother-in-law picked it out for me from all the tableware her sister-in-law had. This was a really fun table to decorate and the centerpiece turned out great once I figured out how to do it.

      Thanks again for your kind thoughts,
      Barb :)

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  4. Your vase of flowers is gorgeous. But the container of lemon slices really takes it to a new level.
    Wasn't this a fun challenge!

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    1. Hi Carol! Yes, this was a fun challenge!! I like each month's PC but some are just really good. Thank you so much for your sweet thoughts, too. <3

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  5. Definitely like the "packed in" version of lemon slices! Like the pop of purple in with your yellow and white too; so fresh!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lora!! Heading over your way next. <3

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  6. Your sweet little table is so pretty, and your lemon and floral centerpiece is a perfect 'knock-off'! ;-)

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  7. Everything looks so pretty. Love your arrangement. You rocked the challenge.

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  8. Love it Barb, everything is beautiful! Yhe lemon tea cups from Home Goods are pretty too!

    It's been a heatwave here and I wish it would break.

    Cindy

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    1. Hope it cools off for you soon, Cindy! Thank you so much for your kind thoughts on my post. I love these Pinterest Challenges!!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  9. Your flower arrangement with the lemons slices is perfect and how about that cute bee tea pot?! Darling addition to your table Barb!

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  10. This is so beautiful, Barb! I love the lemons and the way you arranged the flowers too. I always forget to look for pretty tea cups like these in Home Goods so I'll be sure to check for them the next time I'm in there. They are so pretty! Hugs, CoCo

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    1. Thank you, CoCo. HG gets some really pretty things but nowadays I rarely buy any teacups as I have a ton. Need to pull them out more often and share in posts. ;)

      Thanks for stopping over,
      Barb :)

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  11. You did a great job arranging your flowers. I truly don't think that a florist could do any better. Love the look of the lemon slices being seen through the vase. You found some cute lemon things at Home Goods that you can enjoy for years to come. We don't have a Home Goods which is probably a good thing. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula! I drive by HomeGoods all the time... It's a good thing they weren't open for a while during this time. ;) I do try and only go in there when I am looking for something specific.

      Another fun challenge,
      Barb :)

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  12. Love it Barbara! Obviously I haven't tried this before. Glad you told us it took way more lemons than originally thought. I hate getting all my stuff together for a project only to be disappointed and having to make a second trip sometimes. Now I know to get many lemons. I was like you thinking it would not have taken that many. Thank you for joining in! I always love your perspective. :) Pinned

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! This was another fun one. Funny, after some of the ladies came over for Share Your Style with their basket posts, that was one I could easily have done! I have eleven Longaberger baskets, plus others. Oh, and we brought four crates back from California. <3

      Glad both your groups are going well,
      Wasn't today lovely?!!
      Barb :)

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  13. The lemon in the glassware is brilliant. I'll have to remember that for a floral arrangement sometime.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie!
      I am happy with how the second arrangement turned out. Makes me want to do a few more! I love these Pinterest Challenges for making me think. :)

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  14. Love this so much! The lemons in the vase are just so pretty and fresh looking! I would love to have you come and link up to my Centerpiece Wednesday Linky Party and share your post with us https://karinskottage.com/2020/07/centerpiece-wednesday-party-time.html
    Karin

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I am so glad you stopped by today! I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you.

Happy hugs to you,
Barb :)

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