Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lovely Lemons Tablescape

Hi everyone!  I just celebrated a "significant" birthday and my husband sent me shopping.  What did I buy?  Lot of lovely dishes of course!   I was also gifted lovely dishware from my children!  Additionally, I was given a wonderful surprise party by my children, husband, mother-in-law and sister.  Tati, the blogger instigated the party!  Thanks Tati and thanks to everyone who made my day so special. 

All of my new dishes will show up, sooner or later, on a tablescape.  One of the things I bought was these lovely lemon and pear plates.  I bought eight of these plates for a ridiculously low price!  I adore lemons....the smell, the look, and the taste of lemons. 

Also I wanted to note that I reached 100 FOLLOWERS today!!  Coincidentally, ironically, and appropriately, my sister Jackie, who is a new blogger, became my 100th follower!  I have been inspired by her kitchen skills and her giving and caring ways.  She has a sign in her home that says something to the effect that "My life should be like a pair of shoes...worn up in service."  I think she reflects the essence of the sign perfectly.  There is a link to her blog on the left side of my blog.

First, I want to start with a candy appetizer.  My daughter, Tati the blogger, gave me a new apothecary jar for my birthday.  I filled it with lemon heads tonight.  Please have one!

Why not add a lemon to each plate?

I added a white fruit embossed plate and a square white plate.

We often have lemons or limes in our waterglasses at dinner.  How about you?

Here's an overhead view!

Before you leave, please have a slice of cake.  Here's a peak of it!

Here's a full view of the cake....Lemon Cornmeal Cake.  It is a favorite with our family.  I will be posting the recipe and instructions for the cake on my blog tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

I am posting this with Tablescape Thursday at Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch where you will be inspired to set a better table!

Tablescape Information:
Lemon and Pear Plates:  Roberts Arts and Crafts
Fruit Dinner Plate:  Gift
Square Plates:  Tai Pan Trading
Green Stemware:  Dollar Store
Green Placemats:  Wal-Mart
Yellow Napkins:  Wal-Mart
Apothecary Jar:  Tai Pan Trading
Silverware:  Wal-Mart


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well a very Happy Birthday to you!!! I can't think of a better gift then dishes unless it's shopping for dishes! I love lemons and the plates are fantastic! Great tablescape!

Allie and Pattie said...

Happy Birthday Joni! And what better gift than dishes! Your hubby is a smart man!
xoxo Pattie

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Your plates are so pretty! Happy Birthday!


Signing Out said...

Happy Birthday! How fun that you were able to shop for new dishes. I love them! You're tablescape is so fresh and lovely!


The Decorative Dreamer said...

Thank you for visiting me and your kind comments. I love your new plates! So Vibrant! Your cake looks sooo delicious too, I am drooling! Your setting is very pretty! Happy Birthday!!!

Marigene said...

A big Happy Birthday to you and many more! Your dishes are really unique, very pretty.
Have a great weekend!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy Birthday to you! Luv those lemon plates!


Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Happy Birthday! (Aren't they all "significant"! LOL!) Love your new lemon plates and what you've created with them! They look perfect on those green placemats and the other white plates. Your centerpiece coordinates well and the cake looks super-delish!


Pondside said...

I love lemons too - my everyday dishes are Everyday Doulton, Lemon Trellis. I'll have a lemon candy, please, and a big slice of that lemon cake too. Happy 'significant' birthday! picked a gorgeous birthday present!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a wonderful cheery tablescape. I will take a slice of cake please. I wish I loved to cook. When I am busy doing other things I hate to stop and cook.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty citris setting -- I love your lemon look today.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Joni, and congratulations on reaching 100 followers! That's a significant milestone and it reflects the beauty (and fabulous recipes) that you post! Love your lemon and pear plates and I look forward to seeing your other new plates too! Pretty stemware and we DO like lemon in our water glass. Also, a little lemon juice plus 5 aspirins dissolved - makes a nice facial. Wash it off with baking soda. What a great exfoliation!

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love the plates. The table looks awesome.

Renée said...

Your new dishes are lovely! I'm excited for tomorrow's cake recipe as I adore citrus of any variety. Thanks Joni and "Happy Birthday!" Who needs candles when you have 100 followers!

Tricia said...

What a great birthday you had! Glad you celebrated in style. I love your lemon and pear plates, and you've set a lovely and inviting table with them!

Jacqueline said...

You are too kind! Happy Birthday. The table is lovely. I am glad your husband supports you. Nothing more fun than new dishware. You are an inspiration.

Sarah said...

Joni, this is a refreshing table. I love all the yellow accents. It radiates happiness. Congratulations on the followers. I've definitely enjoyed my visits here and look forward to many more. Thanks again for the cake!

a quiet life said...

fresh and pretty!

Barbara said...

I love lemons! Everything looks so pretty. Happy birthday!