Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A Lovely Lemon Centerpiece/July's Pinterest Challenge

Hi Friends!
How are you holding up?

I have a cheerful lemon centerpiece and tablescape for you. 

Welcome to the July Pinterest challenge. Thank you, Cindy of County Road 407 for hosting this fun event. 
Each month, Cindy picks out an image from Pinterest. A group of bloggers interprets the image in their own style. 

If you are coming from Thistle Key Lane  welcome. Those hydrangeas are beautiful.

This month our photo is from the fabulous Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is. 

Mary does some gorgeous tablescapes. 
This one is gorgeous.

These are the elements that stood out to me: 

Lemon slices in a glass vase 
Yellow and white flowers
Variegated greenery 
Lemons picks
Lemon dishes

I failed to pick up some real lemons on my last trip to the grocery store. 
The old Katie would have hopped in the car and made another trip to Kroger but not the new 2020 Katie.
The lemon slices in the glass vase was not to be. I'm not sure that I would have been able to pull off that off anyway. It takes a dexterity that I don't possess. 
Fortunately, I had a tote of faux lemons. Inside the tote was a glass lemon so it 
became the foundation of my centerpiece. 

I love using transferware pitchers as vases. I adore the antique element they bring to our decor. 
Fortunately, I picked up a bouquet of white roses during my last shopping trip.
The roses and greenery from the yard made up the largest arrangement. I filled two other blue and white pitchers with greens from the yard, white annual vinca, variegated perennial vinca, and some sweet little ice cap roses. 
I didn't have any yellow flowers blooming, so the little yellow center in the ice cap roses had to stand in for Mary's yellow flowers. 

Some of my lemons were already on picks so they were tucked into the largest of the pitchers. 

I set the rest of the table with our ticking striped placemats, chargers from Hobby Lobby, Cherrywood crystal by Gorham, Denmark plates by Franciscan, Indies bowls by Johnson Brothers. 
Blue, white and yellow is a gorgeous color scheme.  I have one sweet lemon cake stand on the table. It was a thrift store find. 

In the center of each bowl sits a darling chicken sherbet cup and a lemon to top it off. 
The chicken glasses and the crystal goblets echo the glass element since I didn't use a glass vase.
My friend, Julie gave me the chicken stemware. Aren't they the sweetest?
It isn't shown in the photo but Mary put bees in her floral arrangement. 

I remembered that I had a blue butterfly pick so I used that instead. 
The butterfly goes with our summer wall decor. 

That is all for now.
This was so much fun to put together.
It's been a cheerful display in our late summer dining room. 

Please stop by and see Laura at Everday Edits. Her tiered tray is precious. 
Stop in to see everyone else on the tour. I know you will be cheered and inspired. 
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  1. I truly gorgeous table! I love the blue pitcher that you used. Happy summer goodness.

  2. Katie, your table is beautiful with all of your blue and white dishes. Those chickens are cute on the glass sherbet cups! A friend in California had some that were similar which she would bring out for teas.The tableware and striped placemats are a nice complement to your beautiful bouquets... Just lovely with the roses and vincas!

    Enjoy your beautiful table,
    Barb :)

  3. so pretty and totally "summer", Katie. I love your interpretation with the blue/white transferware pitcher and place settings. Of course the ticking stripe placemats are a favorite of mine!

  4. The best part of the challenges is each of us using what we have to create something. I like your glass lemon, but even more I love that you have a tote filled with lemons when you need them!

  5. What a refreshingly beautiful table, Katie! Those roses with the yellow middles are to die for; gorgeous! Your blue transferware collection is awesome; I love it with the yellow lemons:)

  6. Your table looks lovely, Katie! And adding the faux lemons was a perfect spin! The transferware is so pretty with the yellow!

  7. Hi Katie, I love the blue and white dishes with the yellow! Gorgeous! Well done!

  8. Your table is so beautiful! The antique lover in me couldn't stop staring at your gorgeous transfer ware pitcher. I also love your glass lemon. I've never seen one like that before.

  9. beautiful table Katie. Love blue, white and yellow together.

  10. Love this Katie such a happy table. Blue, white and lemons you can't go wrong.

    Enjoy your afternoon!


  11. Love your flower arrangements in the blue and white transfer ware pitchers, then I noticed the ticking stripes which really made me smile. Beautiful table Katie!

  12. Chicken goblets?! I want a friend like Julie! Your fun floral arrangement and entire table looks precious and so thought out. Love love love those dishes too. Always love seeing what you come up with. Love your style Katie. Pinned

  13. Yellow and blue is always my favorite and so of course I am in love with your tablescape and arrangement!

  14. Katie, love your tablescape. The flowers look awesome I’m your blue vases. The glass lemons are really sweet. I have Cherrywood by Gorham, too. It was my mom’s.

  15. Beautiful, even though the lemons are not real I can smell them. Followed you from the All About Home linky party.

  16. So pretty and cheerful Katie! I love the combination of flowers you used and all of your dreamy blue transferwared. The thrifted lemon cake stand is super cute too.

    Well, I don't have much dexterity either and I was worried that I couldn't arrange the lemons in the vase. In the end, I just stacked a ton of slices down in my jarin there with no real rhyme or reason and used a pencil to drag up the slices around the outsides of my jar. Then I stuck a tiny little vase down in the middle and crammed the flowers in. The end result looked similar to Mary's but mine was much less artfully arranged. Just thought I would share in case you might want to try.

    So fun hopping with you. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful dining room too!