Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lemon Love

This week's table features lemons, inspired by a printed runner I found on deep clearance at Bloomingdale's on a recent trip.  The price wasn't marked, so I asked a saleslady, who replied, "$2.99."  Sold!  It took about twenty minutes to figure out how to ring it up without a price tag, but I was determined to leave with the runner at that price!

The centerpiece just HAD to feature fresh lemons, which I piled into a Villeroy and Boch hurricane I've had for several years.  After taking these photos, three of the lemons were used to make a lemon bundt cake.

Given the bright, cheerful print of the runner, I kept the placesetting simple -- a plain yellow plate (Pier 1) topped with a Bordallo salad plate in Basketweave-Blue.  I only have two of the salad plates, so this is a table for two. 

Then I added blue heart-shaped covered ramekins from a Le Creuset outlet, blue goblets (Villeroy and Boch), blue napkins, and our everyday stainless.

Here's a closer look at the dishes against the runner.

Here's a view of the table.  I added blue glass candlesticks and candles to the lemon-filled hurricane.
I think the bright colors of the runner go well with my newly painted breakfast area and blue and white dishes on the baker's rack.

Here's a "diner's view" down the table.

It's a very simple table, but that's my style!  Thank you for visiting my table, and I hope you'll leave a comment before you visit the wonderful tablescapes featured on Tablescape Thursday this week at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.


34 comments:

  1. Wow, what a grat deal! I love yellow and blue together. It's makes a stunning table with your pretty dishes and lovely centerpiece.

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  2. Hi Tricia,

    I've been following your posts even though I haven't done a tablescape in about six weeks. Life got really busy around here all of a sudden. I enjoyed your Texas bluebonnet table. It looks like you took a little time off as well. Your table today is great! Blue, yellow and white are always so cheerful! I have a Le Creuset "French" oven and a braising pot in that same color of blue. They were a gift and I really enjoy them. Lemons always make a classic centerpiece, and I love any dessert with lemon as the star ingredient! This makes me want to make my lemon pound cake. Please stop by and see my tablescape if you have a chance. I FINALLY got another one done.

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  3. What a great new runner -- it looks like it was made to match your dining area with the yellow walls and the blue in your baker's rack. Such striking colors in this tablescape and of course I love the real lemons -- send some pound cake. Joni

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  4. Yep you had me a lemon! Love the blue and yellow :)

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  5. Tricia...Your color scheme is just beautiful. Those lemons make a perfect centerpiece. Wonderful table.

    Tess

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  6. The blue and yellow is fabulous. Wonderful table.

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  7. Love your "diner's view"! You can't beat blue & yellow for a table & the lemons in your hurricane make a perfect centerpiece with your runner!

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  8. Just stunning, love the colors. Your runner perfectly sets it all off. The lemons make a great centerpiece.

    Pat

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  9. Aren't bargains great? Yours is a doozey too! I love the blue and yellow together, it really says spring is coming soon. Thanks for sharing with us, I always look forward to seeing what you're doing.

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  10. Beautiful! One of my favorite color combinations, and your new paint job looks great. If you look closely at my pix this week, you will see I have paint swatches painted here and there on my kitchen walls!

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  11. Oh i love this!!!! A great tablerunner at a perfect price. I love those blue plates.. ooh they are so textural and they just make me want to run my fingers over them. Great table.

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  12. Oh Tricia, I love it! The plates are gorgeous, I simply love yellow with blue. Your runner goes perfect and need not say, the heart soup bowls with the lid are awesome and unique!

    FABBY

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  13. love your blue plates. It all looks so pretty together!

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  14. Very pretty Tricia, lovin' the blue and yellow! My heart skipped a beat when you mentioned "Le Creuset Outlet":@)

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  15. I like the clean, fresh palette you used

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  16. Hi Tricia, I love love love your runner with the lemons and blue and yellow is one of my all time favorites! I was in V & B outlet in Maine yesterday and had that hurricane in my hand--then I put it back and took the plain non-etched instead because I thought they would be more versatile, but I do like that one too. Maybe on my next trip... And the blue bordallo plates are gorgeous too! Very nice cheerful table! Linda

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  17. Tricia, I love that runner and think your simple vase of lemons was the perfect choice. I have a few color combinations that are favorites, and the yellow and blue combination is one of the ones at the top of the list.

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  18. I love everything about this table, the dishes and glassware are so perfect with that beautiful table runner. It really sings of spring to me!

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  19. That beautiful table runner was worth the wait to have it rung up. You definitely scored on that purchase! I am a fan of blue and white; punching it up with the lemon yellow is great. I love the simplicity of your tablescape; it really calls to me.

    Those blue Bordallo Basketweave plates are gorgeous and I love the little heart ramekin topping off the setting.

    Well, actually, I love it all!
    Tammy

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  20. Aren't great deals like that just the sweetest thing!!!! Love the blue and yellow. I did a tablescape in those colors last week. Pop over and see it!

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  21. A very pretty table! I love the yellow & blue...thank you for sharing...
    Blessings My Friend,

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  22. Oh my goodness I'm in love with this table. All the elements flow so well and the unique salad plates are just the best! $2.99 for the table runner has got to be the best deal of the year. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Thank you so much dear Tricia for dropping by and leaving us such lovelie and generous comments! You're so sweet.
    HUGS
    FABBY

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  25. What a deal on the table runner, Tricia. I love the colors and they go so well with your beautiful dishes and glasses....Christine

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  26. Those colors are just my style! You really put together a beautiful table. I love the design on the salad plates. I'd wait for that gorgeous table runner too! ~Susie

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  27. Blue and yellow is such an intoxicating color combination! You've done a beautiful job with it here!!! Really quite, quite pretty!!! I can see in the photo background that you have quite a bit of blue tucked away. You GO, girl!!! It's great!!!

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  28. Tricia, I am loving both this table and your bluebonnet table! Both are colorful. Love the individual soup tureens - very cute. Blue and yellow are great together and you have put together a lovely table here. Your bluebonnets look like lupine. The leaf looks like lupine too. I am going to have to do some "googling" to check on that.
    Blessings, Beth

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  29. STUNNING! What a great find... and it goes perfect in your room!!

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  30. The runner is a wonderful inspiration piece for your tablescape. The lemons were, of course, the natural choice for your centerpiece, and I love the blue glass appointments. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

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  31. I just love your simple style, Tricia! It is quietly welcoming. The blue and yellow combination is so pretty and what a deal on that table runner! I haven't been around much lately but it was so nice stopping in and seeing your beautiful tablescape.

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  32. What a great buy! I love these colors, the whole table is just so Springy!

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  33. I love the blue and yellow combo! The blue heart-shaped covered ramekins from the Le Creuset outlet are making my heart go pitter patter!

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  34. Tricia, I love blue and yellow together. It's such a happy combination. This is a beautiful table. Love the blue Bordallo plates. I'd love to dine at this happy table! ~ Sarah

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