Welcome tothis 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!
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!
French Ethereal is a lifestyle blog sharing tips on decorating, table settings, crafts, gardening, DIY and travel. I love an elegant Shabby Chic/Old World French decor all decorated with Faith. <3
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