Thursday, January 03, 2013

Decorating with Lemons - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

After I removed my Christmas decor from my 3-tiered stand I wasn't sure what to replace it with.  Since all the lemon trees around here are filled with lemons right now I decided to go with a lemon and lime theme. 

When my mom bought this tiered dish in the early 60s, the shop had ceramic lemons displayed in it so I'm sort of recreating that look.

This cute little bunny gravy boat belonged to my mom.  I've always loved it so last time I was visiting my dad it came home with me. I had it packed away during the holidays but since he has a little lemon on his back I decided to display it on my table.

Some of these lemons are from my backyard and some are faux.  I went to grab a lemon out of here last night for our salmon dinner and I had to squeeze a couple of them to find the real ones!  

I have a ceramic lemon topiary in my kitchen and I love how they two rooms tie together with this lemon theme.

I added some real lemon leaves and also some Camellia leaves to add a little greenery to it.  I think this will stay through January but I'm already thinking of how I can decorate it for Valentine's Day. 

In case you missed it, I did another post earlier this week!  I'm going to try my best to post more than once a week in 2013!  For years I posted 5 days a week! I'm not sure how I kept that up for so long, it makes me exhausted just thinking about it!

 If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden.  If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.



Susan Freeman said...

Your three tiered stand looks fresh and spring like filled with lemons. How I envy your lemon trees. It's below freezing here in Idaho. Happy New Year and thanks for hosting Cindy!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Happy New Year Cindy! Can't wait to see your creativity this year, it's always so inspiring! Thank you for hosting us every week,
xoxo, Andrea

Unknown said...

I still covet that 3 tier server! :)

I hope you have a great New Year and thank you for hosting!


Sarah said...

Cindy, I can just imagine how wonderful the fragrance is in your home with this lemon stand. ;-) Great idea for starting off the year. I may fill a bowl with lemons and put it on the dining room table.
Thanks for hosting each week. I can't imagine how you posted 5 days a week. That's work! ~ Sarah

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the lemon and lime display. I was looking at my container of them the other day and decided I will leave them out longer.
Thanks for hosting again this week.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your use of the lemons, I use oranges too. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Unknown said...

Love your display of lemons - may have to steal that idea!!!
Thanks so much for hosting - and hoping that all that's good in 2013 finds its way to your door!

B. said...

Beautiful! Those lemons look like a breath of fresh air after all the Christmas decor comes down.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your use of the white 3 tier server and lemons for your still life! It is so cheery and bright.
Thank you for hosting and inspiring each week.
Happy 2013,

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks beautiful Cindy! Thanks for hosting!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Happy New Year, Cindy! Thanks for another fun year of Show & Tell!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

How fun is it to be able to decorate with an abundance of fresh lemons and limes. I love it. And their cheerfulness as well.

gai said...

GORGEOUS lemons! Thank you for showing us your brainwave, and for hosting.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm so jealous...lemons on trees? We just have snow on ours here in Pa.:)
I love the lemons they look so fresh and pretty on the tiered stand!
Thanks for hosting Cindy!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

The lemons are so pretty. Makes me want to go get some! Thanks for hosting!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the lemons, Cindy! How fun to be able to pick them from a tree! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Down Blueberry Lane said...

The lemons go good with your blue and white decor. Never seen a lemon tree in person, maybe someday :) Thank you for hosting.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

So pretty, Cindy. I love lemons and that is my favorite tea also..Happy New Year and thanks for hosting..Judy

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

So fresh looking!

Thanks for hosting!

Have a wonderful new year, Cindy!

Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for hosting
Happy New Year.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Happy 2013 New Year Cindy. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday. Love the lemons on your stacked cake stands. So fresh.

Myna Kay said...

Love the lemons! It is so fresh and clean looking. I think we need that after Christmas!

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for hosting.

I love the lemons- so springy which I am craving in the cold of winter (albeit a California winter).

Jen Beaudet said...

I love lemons! I think it's time to paint them again! Thanks so much for hosting Cindy!


When I read you speaking of you mum, I'm always touched at heart. YI love you lemon decoration, would like that here in PARIS we had lemon trees !!
Thank you for hosting this so nice party.
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Maureen Wyatt said...

Sitting here on a snowy winter night, I can't imagine picking lemons from your own tree! It looks so bright and cheery.

Unknown said...

Happy new year Cindy! Le tue foto con i limoni sono bellisssime!!

Heirloom treasures said...

The lemons look so fresh. Happy New Year. xx

DIYbyDesign said...

You lemons look beautiful. Happy New Year and thanks for hosting.

Christina Paul said...

Love the fresh sunny look of the lemons and white! I'm so jealous- always wanted a lemon tree but our climate (and my lack of horticultural skills) doesn't allow it- Thanks for hosting Show and tell Friday!

Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting!

Unknown said...

I love the bright pop of yellow from the lemons! Perfect for the winter time blues! Thanks so much for hosting : )

Love Always,

Savannah Granny said...

Cindy, I remember that beautiful lemon centerpiece. So funny the faux looked like the real. I also love the topiary on the kitchen counter.
We have friends who have citrus trees here. I keep telling Bob we should try. A friend has, Meyer lemon, lime and orange trees that are productive.
So neat that you can just go out and get lemons when you like.
Happy New Year, Ginger

Anne said...

What a pretty tiered stand! I love the pop of color with those lemons.I can't tell which are real and which are faux!
Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend!

Noble Vintage said...

beautiful. I always love the fresh look of lemons, and the leaves are especially a nice touch! Happy New Year Cindy!

Julie @ Creating This Life said...

Love lemons and they feel so fresh after the holiday stuff comes down.

Our Hopeful Home said...

How great you remember how it was when your mom bought it! Anything from our moms is so special! I absolutely love decorating with lemons. Here in the Midwest I might be pushing it a bit, though, so I'll probably wait until


Anonymous said...


Happy January 2013

Thanks for hostessing. I love your lemons. They look so fresh. I can just smell them.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Shannon Fox said...

What a great idea to mix the real and faux! I've got a bunch of fake lemons. I think I'll pick up a few real ones ;)

Happy New Year!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting, have a great weekend.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Cindy
this is a really great idea with the fresh :)
Thanks for hosting.,,,,,
and do not miss.....




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Cindy said...

The lemons are delightful. Such a wonderful pick me up for this time of the year. I love how they work with the blues too!


Anonymous said...

Your china cabinet reminds me of one I sat across from for many years at my mother-in-law's house. Funny how something triggers memories.

JP said...

Cindy, thank you for your lemon display!

Anonymous said...

Such a bright and cheerful post to view on a dreary cold day in NC. Love that you have a lemon tree to enjoy. I can't look at a lemon without being appreciative. I had terrible morning sickness with my first pregnancy and someone told me to cut a lemon in half, carry it in a baggie and smell it anytime I got queasy. It worked... and she loves lemons now!! Love your blog! Melinda

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

The lemons look so pretty! Thanks for hosting!

Sarah Coller said...

What a beautiful lemon display! I wonder how long it will take ME to change out my Christmas decor? Ha!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a beautiful and productive year!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh what a wonderful arrangement!!! I can almost smell you lemons over here!!! The whole thing looks wonderful with the leaves!!!

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