Tuesday, August 30, 2011

If life gives you lemons......

What do you do???? Stuff them in a lovely vase with some flowers and set a pretty table to match.
































I set the table with my vintage dinner set (our wedding china from 34 years ago!) and used some gorgeous brown spotted teatowels I had bought and cut up to make napkins. This was looking ok but this is where I started to wander - hence the next photo of the lovely winter-blue sky!!


Suddenly I had the solution - I had bought 7 napkins from the thrift store for $2.50 a few days ago and had soaked them then washed them and they were sitting in my ironing basket. They were just what I needed so out with the iron and suddenly the table had the bit of zing it needed. 







Suzy

PS. I have been MIA a bit lately - my girlfriend sadly lost her mum last week and also Mr FH and I hosted our family Xmas in July (yes, I know it's August!) at the beachhouse so life has been a bit hectic. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up soon.

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15 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very snazzy table setting, Suzy. I like using lemons too for lots of things besides lemonade and cooking. Great post! Thanks for joining Tea Time today.

Blessings,
Sandi

HHL said...

Great table setting! Love the creative idea of tea towels made into napkins. It's amazing how the extra punch of yellow ~via your great find ~ napkins made... Sorry to read about your friend's loss... xo HHL

Micupoftea~ said...

Striking brown and yellow table! Love the lemons in water~ Happy end of August :)
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once in a blue moon said...

really enjoy your photos and layering~

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday participant today although I could not see if this is the right post but I certainly enjoyed the lemons table scape, so attractive with the brown china!

Sarah said...

Absolutely lovely! Love the dark chocolate with the lemon yellow.

Jo's This and That said...

Great looking table and love the browns!

SEO Company Los Angeles said...

What a cute idea! I love the contrast of yellow and green against the brown table decor. Beautiful!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Suzy! So sorry to hear of the passing of your friend's mother. I can only imagine how difficult that must be for her. Meanwhile, it is good to see you back! I love the brown and yellow combo. The bits of creamy white help to temper it, and it looks fantastic. LOVE the napkins and how you tied them up with that pretty little piece of ribbon! Great job!!! Welcome back!

The Summer Porch said...

A beautiful, beautiful post with incredible photography! So vibrant and full of life.
Rosemary...

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really stunning. Love the ribbon on the napkin ring. So glad you came to the party!

Babs said...

Great color combination of the chocolate and lemon. The polka dot napkins layered with the yellow really pop and I like your vase with the lemons holding the stems of the tulips. All very retro-chic.
Babs

Carrie said...

What an appealing color scheme...it is so crisp and beautiful!

Sherry said...

How pretty! Nice close-ups.
Thank you for joining me at HSH!
Sherry

Aledia said...

Ahhhh, lemons are so refreshing on a tablescape and I just LOVE those polka dot tea towels!!

Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful evening!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect