Tablescape Thursday ~ Lemons and Apples…

It’s time again for Susan’s Tablescape Thursday. Make sure and click on the logo below to get to Between Naps on the Porch andย  to see all the tables inspired by this, that and the other. Thank you so much Susan for hosting!

This week my table inspiration was a yellow two tiered server decorated with lemons and blue flowers and green leaves.


The green apples are off my apple tree. I found a yellow tablecloth the same day I purchased the server for $2.50. The green planter boxes came in a set of 3 with a oblong tin holder for $3.99. I only used two of the planter boxes. I had the apple green napkins from years ago and added the vintage looking hankies that I bought for 50 cents each. The napkin rings were 6 for $2.99.


I used my Italian Countryside everyday white dishes and layered them with these garden dishes that I purchased for $6.99 for a set of 8. The goblets were another Goodwill purchase and I paid $1.49 each for them.





This table setting was used twice in one day for Brunch and Dinner with actual human beings sitting at it and eating from it. I love it when that happens. Here are two of the pretties that sat at the table.

And here’s our dinner…


And just in order to stay “real”, here’s how the table looked after dinner and before dessert! :0)

Happy Thursday everyone. I’ll be coming around soon to see your tables!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

44 thoughts on “Tablescape Thursday ~ Lemons and Apples…

  1. Oh, Ellen, I love your table! The colors are so pretty and exciting! You really know how to dress a table! The food, oh my goodness, yumminess! Those are some very lovely little guests you had too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Excellent tablescape! ‘Loved all the details, and I especially loved the little touches like the vintage hankies and the tin planters!
    But I am really wild about your dining room! I loved the green and I loved that vintage piece you have and the chandelier too!
    Great job!
    All the best,

  3. What a fun and festive table. I love your color scheme. I agree the hydrangeas in the box are brillant.. how nice you got to use the table twice in one day.. Your meal looks so delicious.. I’m off to grab something to eat.. Happy Tablescape Thursday…hugs ~lynne~

  4. I love this! Your table is so fresh and happy! How special to use all your treasures and special finds. I love “your” green apples! I’ll bet they are really yummy!

  5. The colors you have chosen today are magical!!! So pretty and summery!!! Your server is gorgeous!!! Perfect inspiration piece!!!



  6. Fantastic! I’m going to copy that hankie idea! That would be a cute take home for my vintage loving friends … who are almost vintage themselves! A beautiful job … and the food looks fantastic, too!


  7. ahhh, take a look at those guests!!
    LOVE your pretty table. And, the dishes….so pretty. That desert looks fabulous!
    Great job!!

  8. How fun to see your gorgeous tablescape “put to good use”!!! That’s the test of a job well done! Hope you’re having a good summer! Dana

  9. Just beautiful! The colors are beautiful together, and the green apples from your own tree make it a table of warmth and love as well! You should be very proud – its lovely!

  10. Hi Ellen, How nice that you got to use this gorgeous table setting twice and with 2 charming ladies. That blueberry pie looks so scrumptious and so is the entree. Beautiful table all throughout!….Christine

  11. Ellen,

    Beautiful table! (And guests!) I love the “AFTER” picture! I can totally relate to that one! The two tiered server is adorable and I love the yellow and blue combination! Have a great week!


  12. Love the colors and apples grown in your own yard, well you certainly do not have to go far to find fresh produce. I bet your two lovely ladies were good helpers too. I think the food looks delicious.

  13. I’m enchanted by the way you layered the napkins with the hankies! It is very creative and pretty. You have found some wonderful thrifty buys to set this gorgeous table. I am envious of both your shopping and table-setting skills!

  14. Spectacular, Ellen…just LOVE the zippy freshness of all the green, yellow & blue…has a great spring-like feel. And your dining room is sooo beautiful…like from a magazin.. *sigh*… Ever thought of a career as a tablescape designer? :o) ((HUGS))

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it all. Every photo is better than the last! So glad I was able to stop in… life has been rather wild lately! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit!!!

  16. Hello, Ellen. This all looks wonderfull! Real apples and a real meal, eaten by real live people! And it’s all coordinated perfectly and with such great energy and lively color! Excellent post!

  17. Oh I love your table, the colors are so pretty (I love lemons – to eat!), and I love how you’ve done your napkins, that is a great idea, it makes the plates look like they are hanging from pretty bows.
    Oooh and lamb for dinner, yummy.
    The after picture is very real, but by then we know everyone has had such a great time, and all that prep was worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I did my first tablescape yesterday, and I’m still enjoying seeing everyone elses from the list. pop over if you get a chance.
    Hugs Denise

  18. I love the colors and the green glasses. I have been looking for dark blue ones but I always find only one or two. I guess I will have to pick them up next time and just collect until I have a nice set. The hankie idea with the napkins is a great idea. I see hankies like that all the time in thrift store and love them but I could never think of what to use the for and Thanks to you I know.

  19. Hi Ellen, Love the apple green color in this table setting! The server is darling and I love how you’ve displayed your napkins! YUM…the food looked scrumptious! But the best part was having great company for dinner…what fun! Susan

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