Lemon Themed Tablescape


How rude of me.  I have this tiny little bistro table on our side porch, and I ignore her.  She really is so pretty. Shame on me.

Well, today’s the day for her debut.  I dusted off all of the spider webs (we have a ton from our trees) and I dressed her up all pretty.  The best part is, I didn’t spend a lot of money.

Introducing my affordable “Lemon Themed Tablescape”…

Lemon Tablescape Summer

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Okay, so why lemons you ask?  I wish I had a definitive answer, but I don’t.  Sometimes my decorating ideas just come out of the clear blue sky and I don’t have a reason.  I do love lemons though.  I never met anyone that didn’t like lemons, have you?

So, I didn’t go crazy with lemons.  Lemons are expensive so that just isn’t something I wanted to do.  However, a few lemon slices, and a few splashes of yellow on the table take it to lemon-icious territory.  Especially on the blue mosaic bistro table.  I splurged on this a couple years ago.  You can find that HERE.

The first thing you may notice on the table, is the yellow candle.  Ooooooo, does it smell lemon-y.  I leave it open all day so the scent continues through the day even when not lit.  It came from Target and it is in fact a lemon scented soy candle called Lemon Leaf.  {You can click on that link to order one, or buy one in stores.  I hope they still have them.}

Lemon Tablescape

You won’t won’t believe it when I tell you, but the clear glass plates are from the dollar store.  I love finding dollars store scores, don’t you?  My Christmas table a couple years ago also had dollar store plates on it and you would never know it.  Check that out here: Affordable Christmas Tablescape.

To make those cute lemon swirl garnishes, just slice your lemon into a thick slice, then cut 1/2 way in on one side, and twist.  Love making those.

The fabric I had on hand, so I just folded it and made it look like a runner.  I know it has a few threads hanging off the edge, but that stuff doesn’t bother me.  Here’s an affordable runner I found on-line : Yellow Checkered Runner.  The napkins rings were just part of my fabric that I cut and taped together.

lemon table top

I’m sure you probably realized by now that I used Queen Anne’s Lace for the flowers.  A few of those pretty gals grow in our garden every year and I always like to bring a few in.  They really are so pretty and you can even find them along the road this time of year.  People ignore them, lol.

Last, but not lemon least, the pillows add a special softness.  I found a cute yellow and white checkered pillow cover on-line HERE if you are interested.

Lemon Table Ideas

Rick and I ended up eating our lunch out here.  We were both in our paint clothes, but we didn’t care.

Lemon Table

Over the years I’ve posted a few “lemon” ideas that would go nicely with this lemon theme…

Lemon & Lime Daisy Centerpiece


Here’s some cute lemon glasses I found at the dollar store that would be perfect for lemonade or sun tea…

Lemon Glasses

Speaking of Sun Tea…here’s my Mom’s Lemon Sun Tea Recipe.

sun tea 2

Here’s a yummy recipe for Linguini & Clam Sauce that uses lemon…

Linguinin Sherry

For dessert…this Pink Lemonade Cake would be perfect.


Are you craving something lemon, now?

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9 Responses

  1. Christina in FL says:

    Wow, Julie, what a gorgeous, cheerful, cozy and refreshing place to relax. I’m going to have some lemonade this afternoon (when it is hot and steamy out) and put the ingredients for the pink lemonade cake on my grocery list. : )
    Happy summer and thanks for the links too!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Hi Christina! That Pink Lemonade Cake is unbelievable. Once you see the ingredients, you’ll know what I mean. Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by! ~ Julie

  2. Dad says:

    It looks GREAT, love, Dad

  3. Linda says:

    What a great summer tablescape! Yellow & blue are bright, fresh and happy. Love it! Your lemon slice glasses would rock on this table. 🙂

  4. Becky Tanner says:

    Wow Julie, I love the ambience of your blue tiled table & the fresh looking yellow accessories to accent with it! was gonna say I would be happy to have you & your gorgeous water view ~ It just seems so relaxing!
    I love your blog page, t is one of my favorites & I appreciate your easy going style! ~ Could u direct me to where I can find how u ‘save’ basil again? My plant is overflowing & I don’t want to waste any of that delicious herb!

  5. Bette says:

    Me Again Julie:
    I am so intrigued by your little blue table. I have an old wrought iron side table of my Mum’s, I wanted to fix it up, so my husband & I made a top for it with mosaic tiles, a lot of work, but it looks really nice now. I love lemons too and the table is so cheery, the way you curled the lemon slice on the plate is so cute. I also am going to use one of my wine glasses for the lemon and daisies, Love all your ideas. We finally have 80-90* weather in B.C. now, one extreme to another.
    Hope you are all well. PS. That picture of your son coloring the rocks was so nice, he is a handsome boy.
    Cheers, Bette

    • Julie says:

      You bring me sunshine every time you comment, Bette! Thank you for being here, and for your kindness. I’m taking a little time off this week, but the big announcement comes on 7/8/22!

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