Sunday, August 30, 2015


 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.


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,
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Time Shore

Summer Seaside
Let's Play in the Sand
Shells found on the Beach

Enjoy the massive detail in all of the various pieces that create this tablescape.
The table is set for a seafood feast! Think shrimp, crab, lobster, corn, potatoes all the yummy tastes by the seaside!

The comical blue striped with white polka dots fish teapot was a stroke of luck on a visit to Home Goods! 
Aqua Blue Cottage beside the wire cream lighthouse.
Ships sailing on the aqua blue sea.
Centered with an aqua wire basket with shells gathered from the sea!
Shells, Ships mix with blue and green glass.
A sign tells the story of  "Sea Shells by the Seashore!
Miss Mermaid surveys the scene of shell and
While lounging on the side of the ship.
Blue boat skims over the sea.
Grasses being blown by sea breezes in the large shell planter.
A boat load of shells and glass in hues of whites, creams, sands, blues, and greens. 
A pastel blue with white trim sea cottage greets you for a calm but energizing visit to the seashore.
Seahorses are an accent to this precious abode.
A round window on the second floor for you to watch the sailing ships and waves roll in and out.
Lighting the way for ships safe passage is the tall lighthouse!
Lighthouse keeper does not have to climb the steps to tend the light for it is electrified.
You may choose to climb the steps to the lighthouse for the dramatic view of the sea.
A lovely seagull skitters in and out of the beach grasses.

Seahorses raising candle light to light the way.
A trio of candles and candleholders brighten the seascape!
Please pick up the handle of the lantern and carry it as you walk the shore on evening walks!
The seashell motif is everywhere!
Collect more shells as you walk the beach for each is one is a unique treasure.

That funny fish teapot is even more hilarious with the precious tiny fish finial!
This setting begins with the blue fish shape salads!
Fish scales give texture to the fish salad plate!
The large round white fish plate while hold the all the seafood, potatoes and corn you can eat!

The large fish plate smiles at you as you enjoy the feast.

Turquoise metallic place plate continuous the soft shade of blue.
Beach House linens decorate the place mat with aqua letters and starfish.
The table runner repeats the beach theme.
Linens of a turquoise tablecloth over laid with the fish net adds depth to the background. The white and blue stripe ripple edged napkins accent the white flatware.

The shell motif gives another touch to all the different shells.
The place setting is tied together by color, texture and shapes.
Silver fish shape salt and pepper shakers swim among the seashells!
The many layers of each place setting invites you to sit and dine.
Fish face to fish face!
Sail along the seashore on your own ship in this charming sailing ship place card holder.
The pretty blue and aqua strip glass will serve blue tinted lemonade to remind you of the blue colors of the sea.
Yes, Let's partake of this delicious meal!
The vintage goblet will serve chilled water with the food.
My sweet son visited Nassau, Bahamas this summer and it reminded me of my beautiful trip there years ago!
One of the gifts is the cute glass with to name Princess which is so appropriate for me.
This tablescape has been a pleasure to set for I love  visiting the seashore whether by dining or in person! 
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,
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!