Sunday, August 30, 2015

LEMON ZEST


 The Evolution of a Lemon Tablescape

 Tablescaping is so exciting when you begin with one idea and then morphs into magic!
 My journey began at Pottery Barn with pretty lemon pattern plates on their sophistication tablescape! The plates and some accessories are in my bag and home they go.
 Of course there is always a cliff hanger in a good tale, mine continues with a shopping trip where the beautiful Royal Doulton "Carmina" china set comes into my view.  Oh Joy! In the center of the salad plate is a lemon tree! Gleeful! The dinner plate has more lemons!
 The main character, me, decides on a change of plans for her table! You can guess these are just perfect and are carried home quickly. She calls Replacements to add a few pieces to complete her 6 place setting!
 Being a lover of tea, she sets out a complementary green plaid "Ralth Lauren Handkerchief" teapot, the "Carmina" cup and saucer.....
 Band the Twinings "Lemon Scented Tea" tin.....
 to steep the scent of lemons and tea!
 She, me, was fortunate to find Stauffer's Lemon Snaps cookies when strolling through World Market! So Yummy!
 Her design starts with a tree centered in the middle of the table balanced by lemon filled apothecary jars.
 To the left of the center, adds more lemons and candles for a sunny side.
 Even lemon scented trees grace the table!
 The lemon yellow candle is surrounded by large and smaller lemons in Williams Sonoma glass hurricane lamps.
 Hoping her guests will sit and smile at the sunlight sunbright place settings.
 While placing the salad plate with a lemon tree in the middle she hums the song, "Lemon Tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the lemon is impossible to eat"!
 The Royal Doulton design is complete with lemons and olives in the dinner plate.
 She adds green contrast to yellow and scalloped design with a place plate.
Yellow, yellow in the placemat, napkin, napkin ring,......
and darling tiny lemon tree place card holder ready for her write each guest's name!
 She can add an extra design option with the olive salad plate.
 To quinch her guests thirst with lemonade will be served in the famous lemon slice glassware from Dollar Tree.
 Tea and lemon cookies will be served for dessert at the closing.....
and the Zest of the Tale told in the final.

THE END

I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 
and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog,
along with the blog of;
Between Naps on the Porch,
and
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!

29 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sunny, lemony tablescape! I like your blue and yellow theme with a touch of green. You make tablescaping look so easy and yet it's a talent too. Lovely lemony touches and it would be so much fun to sit at your table. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Snap said...

What fun! I love lemon everything and I think, so do you! Your wonderful lemony finds make a gorgeous table-scape. Happy Tea Day!

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful tablescape! I love blue and yellow together and this is lovely!

Martha's Favorites said...

Great post today! Love your lemon table, it is perfect for this time of year. Hugs, Martha

xinex said...

I love the bright and sunny table! Pretty plates!....Christine

Ruth W said...

Love the contrast of blue and yellow. And the teapot is wonderful! The lemons as centerpieces are so simple and effective. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Pam, you sure know how to pull together a themed tablescape. What joy it must be to be a guest at your tables, but thankfully for us, we get to enjoy them through your blog. The plates, the topiaries, the apothecary jars, and even the tea and cookies show your creativity and love in preparation. Beautiful!!!

Pollyanna said...

Lovely. Your theme is great! Your place card holders are absolutely divine!

Sylvia said...

Oh please will you write my name on one place card! How beautiful is your table and everything is so will put together! I wouldn't want to miss this tea party. I love the blue with the yellow and the green. Oh so lovely! Those lemon cookies just what tops it all off with the lemon scented tea.....oh my oh me!!!!

The Charm of Home said...

I love lemons and it works great for your table!

Margie said...

How delighful! Loved how your table setting combined items from Royal Doulton to the Dollar Tree!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh what a bright and cheery table you have created. I love the lemon theme. The topiary plate4s are so pretty. You certainly know how to set a fun and elegant table. It would be a pleasure to join you at such a delightful table.

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Janet

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely cheery tablescape! Yellow and blue with the green look so pretty together! Your tablescapes are always so special!

Bernideen Canfield said...

Pam:
This table setting is a real lemon - well - a real pretty lemon that is! I love it all. I am so glad you shared!

Pam Richardson said...

Pam, what a beautiful lemon-themed table! There are so many lovely details...place card holders, salad and dinner plates...apothecary jars filled with lemons, actually everything! What a pleasure for your guests to sit at this table! Have a lovely Wednesday!!! Blessings, Pam (everydayliving.me)

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

How I would love to be a guest at this table! I love lemons and anything lemon flavored. You certainly incorporated so many lovely items into this tablescape. My favorites are the Pottery Barn lemon tree plates and the miniature lemon tree name holders. You certainly have thought of everything. The whole table is so visually appealing with so many unique touches. Always such a treat to see your tablescapes.

relevanttealeaf said...

LOVE your beautiful lemon-themed tablescape. It's so well thought out and executed. The china is perfect for the theme, and the unique placecard holders are amazing. Love the real lemons in the apothecary jars and hurricane candle holders too. What fun to be a guest at your dining table! Did your menu coordinate too? ;-)

Cynthia said...

This tablescape is so pretty! I love yellow and blue together. The lemon tree plates are so pretty!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Wow! You sure know how to carry out a theme! And I do love lemons, so I'd be thrilled to sit down at this table for a meal.

Valerie Roberts said...

Oh, so lovely. I love the blue and yellow together. I love anything with lemons. Your plates are beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. Love the way you did the centerpiece with the lemon tree and jars filled with lemons. Just this week a friend came from California and brought me some lemons from their tree. So lemons are on my mind this week. I love how you brought out the lemon tea and lemon snaps. What a beautiful setting. I enjoyed your post.

tablescapesbybev.com said...

What a wonderful table! Don't know what I like better, the plates or the lemon centerpiece. Gorgeous!

Deborah Cline said...

Wonderful decorated table! When life gives you lemons you certainly know what to do!

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Christine Graves said...

Beautiful tablescape. That tree in the center is just the perfect touch....Love it!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Lemon everything!!
Jenna

Sarah said...

Yummy post for the senses! I had to go snag a few spoonfuls of lemon / ginger sorbet out of the freezer. '-)
Happy Weekend!

Kim Hood said...

Wow, Pam. You really thought of everything! Your table is so cheerful and fun. I've never seen that china pattern before, and I love it!

Mustlovehome said...

Popping over from Must Love Home....Pam, this is so lovely! The lemon plates are gorgeous! I am always on the lookout for pretty plates and the yellow and blue together is so perfect. I bought the Dollar Tree lemon glasses for my son and daughter-in-law to use as "everyday" glasses in their first apartment. Now I know that they look great with fancy china too!! Have a great day! Hugs- Christine

Decor To Adore said...

Truly full of lemony goodness! The tea sounds delicious!
Have a happy Labor Day and a wonderful week.

Barbara said...

So pretty! I just love this color combination. I am going to look for that tea. I love lemon!