Welcome to the 400th Tablescape Thursday! Wow, can you believe this is our 400th Tablescape Thursday! Tablescape Thursday has been going on now for almost 8 years and I love it today as much as I did that very first week back in August, 2008.
Thanks so much to each and every talented dearheart who has participated over the past eight years by either linking their tablescape to the party or by sharing photos of your beautiful table with me, so I could share them here on the blog. I’m looking forward to many, many more years of tablescaping with you! We’re just getting started! 🙂
Recently, Gina, a reader of BNOTP, shared some photos of a delightful table she created for her family. When I saw it, it took me back to my travels through Italy where the shop windows were often filled with beautiful lemon dishware and decorative treasures. The shop window pictured below was one I shopped in while during my visit to Isle of Capri.
Inside the shop was even more lemon-covered dishware. It was absolute torture seeing all this beautiful dishware because I knew I couldn’t really buy any. It would have been very difficult to get it all back home. I’m really wishing now I had bought one of those lemon covered plates I saw in the shop window, but by the time we reached Capri, I had already purchased a large platter to bring home.
Gina’s table transported me right back to Italy with its fabulous lemon dishware!
Oooh, I see Gina has the Limoncello out and ready for our visit.
I had my first sip of limoncello in a restaurant in Sorrento. It was part of a mixed drink so it wasn’t very strong. I had it again in Positano and whew-wee! Limoncello is definitely meant for sipping slowly!
A lot of folks in Italy make their own from scratch. The family we visited during our home-hosted meal made their own and shared a little glass with each of us. It’s good, just really strong!
Is this not the most cheerful, welcoming table!
I love the sunflower centerpiece, so perfect for this sunshine-filled table. Gina found her sunflower napkin rings in Pier 1 this year.
Gina found her lemon dishware in Pier 1 and I absolutely love it! Sooo pretty!
The cute, lemon-shaped plates are also from Pier 1. Notice the darling “bee” place cards at each setting.
This table is perfection, even down to the beaded sunflower runner!
Gina, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful table setting for our 400th Tablescape Thursday. It’s absolutely wonderful and would be perfect for any springtime or summer gathering! Looking forward to the beautiful tables shared for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
Resources for this table:
Lemon Plates and lemon shaped plates: Pier 1
Rattan Chargers: World Market
Sunflower Napkin Rings: Pier 1, a few years ago
Napkins: Ebay Store, Shangri-la-di-da
Sunflower bouquet: Hobby Lobby
Glassware: Vintage Fostoria Argus and Libby Gibralter
Flatware: Dark Bamboo, Horchow
Metal Pedestal Centerpiece: Pier 1 last year
Glass Hurricanes: Antique store
Beaded Table runner: Kohl’s
Small pierced green votive lanterns: Home Goods
Placemats & Ceramic Braided Bread Basket: Home Goods
Lemon Votive holders used as place card holders: Yankee Candle, Vintage
Limoncello Cordial glasses: Home Goods
If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address.To get your permalink, click on your post name, then copy and paste the address showing in the address bar, into the “url” box when you link up. You’ll need to include a link in your post back to the party to link up and participate.
That’s so visitors to your blog will be able to find the party and the other Tablescape Thursday participants. Requiring a link back also prevents businesses and scammers from linking up to sell their products. (Yep, that really happens, unfortunately.)
Please, don’t add your post name/blog name ALL IN CAPS…it tends to create big spaces between the rows of links.
Please do not link up table settings that were just recently shared in the last few weeks for Tablescape Thursday.