Robin Flies South...

A blog about decorating and tablescaping with an emphasis on creativity and smart shopping over cash!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lemon Tree Very Pretty

Lemon Tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat...

Not that I'm old enough to remember Peter, Paul and Mary but my husband (who is old enough!) kept singing that song when we bought our lemon tree last year.  I love lemons.  The look, the feel, the taste, the smell, pretty much all the senses get in on it.  I really swung the pendulum from last week on this table.  Different room, four place settings instead of six and dramatic colors.  And LOTS of lemons!

I started with placemats and matching napkins from Tuesday Morning (they are on clearance there now).

I told you there was some color!  The black background really makes the green and yellow pop.

My dish stack isn't exactly fine china.  The dinner plate is from Dollar Tree, salad plate from Ross and the black bowl is from Walmart.  No expense was spared in this tablescape!

The glass fruit dish and the lemon sticks are both from Ross.  I thought it was just too easy to put a lemon in the dishes so I went with candy.

I layered the napkin with a bright green one (you can't see it here) and the lemon napkin ring is from Bed, Bath and Beyond (clearance of course).

I used my clear acrylic flatware (it matches everything!) and if you're a Dollar Tree regular, you must recognize this glass!

I usually like to say how I don't go overboard with a theme but in this case, find me guilty and throw the book at me!

Final touch to the placesetting is a lemon candle (and the lemons keep on coming) sitting on a leaf plate.

I took my own advice from a few weeks back and used a tray under my centerpiece.  The tray is the smaller of two I bought at the Villeroy and Boch Outlet.  One of those impulse purchases that you don't know how you could live without. 

I found this candleholder on clearance at Ross.  It had a few chips in it that I fixed with a sharpie. 

The topiary is from Marshall's and the pitcher is from Ross.  If finding the lemons on this table were a drinking game we would all be in trouble!

This is our little lemon tree and yes it does resemble Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree after he puts an ornament on it!  We are expecting a bumper crop this year!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me indulge in my lemons, lemons and more lemons tablescape.  Here's a few more shots just in case you didn't get enough!  Hey, that reminds me of what this is missing, a shot of Lemon cello! 

Please be sure to stop by my sister's blog, Creating Wonderful Spaces.  I promise there will be no lemons in sight next week! 

I will be joining the following parties...

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show and Share at Southern Lovely
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at Delightful Order
Thrifty Thursday at Thrifty Decorating
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Thursday's Favorite Things at Katherine's Corner
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style


Dani said...

Love, love, love, love sooooo much your lemon tablescape!
Is one of My favorites, and the one I most sale for My cliente here in Brasil! Visit My page and see My lemons! Hope you like it!


Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

I love EVERYTHING about this tablescape and especially those placemats and napkins!!! Just WOW! BTW: I planted a lemon tree last spring and had 22 lemons the first year!!!! Doesn't look so good this year, but I'm now 1100 miles away so...we'll see in the fall! Great post, great photos!

Elaine said...

Love that fabric (I know we both love black backgrounds!) and it makes for a fun and dramatic table! Lemons are just so cheerful and fresh looking. Very pretty centerpiece, and the lemon candy is such a nice touch! I'll say it again--Mom would love this table!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Robin, I love your lemon tablescape! I have plenty of dishes and glassware from the Dollar Tree and they make a great tablescape! Blessings, Tammy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, this is just too cute for words. Love the placemats with all your beautiful dishes topped off with a lemon stick. Your Charlie Brown lemon tree is adorable, hugs ~lynne~

Lorrie said...

Roybn, your table is Gorgeous! Looks so fresh, I love the black and yellow! and your little tree, I can't believe how much fruit it has on it! Have a very Blessed Day!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Nothing wrong with lots of lemons! Gives me some ideas for my table and kitchen. We had lemon trees when we lived in Southern California. It was neat, along with the hibiscus. Good job!

Scribbler said...

Very cute! ove me some limoncello -- and this would be a perfect setting to have it.

P.S. I saw PP&M in concert once upon a time! (I was VERY young)

Aledia said...

Love your lemon theme tablescape!

Everything is so bright and cheery and I hope your little lemon tree does very well for you this year!

Have a wonderful evening!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Alycia Nichols said...

I SO wanna play that drinking game!!!! :-) You're right...the black background really does make the colors pop! You find a lot of good stuff at Ross. The one I have visited in Pittsburg, KS just must be a podunk store because their housewares department is almost hidden and ony about a 7'x5' area! Seriously...there's almost nothing there!!! Ross is coming to the Kansas City area in a couple of months, and I am going to be there for the grand opening if it kills me! :-) Why are your lemons green? Is that the color they are when they're not ripe yet? (Can you tell I'm a Midwestern girl?)

Sarah said...

I'm old enough to remember the song! LOL
Your citrus table is charming. I love lemons. I'd be making a lemon meringue pie.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is a stunning tablescape. So dramatic with the colors and I love the lemon theme! Fabulous! Love your lemon tree! :)

Judy Bigg said...

Stunning table Robin, love the lemons mixed with the black and green. I used these placemats in an earlier post and forgot I had the napkins so I am glad to see you used them in your tablescape. Great little lemon candle holder too.

New End Studio said...

Thanks for stopping and following via the Thursday Favorites hop, I'm following you, too.

Your lemon tablescape is an explosion of cheeriness. I also read your PB neutrals post and the Guest Room post. Love how you find things at different price ranges to make it all look terrific. Where did you find the little swimmer for the dresser top? My store searches don't come up w/these type of things, maybe an online search would be successful. Have a great week!

Victoria Mische said...

Your table is pretty delicious! I love the napkins, the decorations and how you put the extra touches on each vignette you decorated! You are very artistic and clever! Awesome!

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