“Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat”!
Peter, Paul and Mary sang those words many moons ago …in spite of the lyrics…., I can’t help but love lemons!
I love the fresh scent of lemons, don’t you?
I love the wedge of lemon in my cuppa hot tea…
….and my glass of iced tea.
I love grated lemon zest in recipes…
I love the bright, cheery, yellow, color, …..it reminds me of sunshine!
Over the week-end I managed to get to the Farmer’s Market and when I saw the lemons and limes…I just couldn’t resist them.
I know, I am one of those impulse buyers, except…I use fresh lemons and limes for everything and the price was great.
And I love playing with my dishes sooooo….
I decided to make a tablescape of lemons.
…….and I have to admit, Lemon tree very pretty on the plates make me smile!!!
And you will notice that there is a couple different centerpieces…and two different chargers and two colors of drinking glasses.
I finally decided on the soup tureen for the center piece, the white chargers and the green stem glasses for the water glasses.
That is why it is so much fun playing with dishes and table settings.
One does not have to have lots and lots of dishes….
I have used my lemon salad plates in place settings before, only I used white dinner plates and white chargers, along with my yellow-handled flatware
A few months back, I found some pretty hand towels with lemons and black olives at the dollar store and decided they would make perfect napkins.
And then, I found a set of lemon dinnerware that had lemons everywhere and luckily, a beautiful soup tureen with matching ladle.
And whaaaa-laaaaaa! My lemon tablescape became even more lemon-ey!
Makes me think of Summertime lemonade and picnics in the park and another song…..“don’t worry, be happy”!
So you may ask what is on the Menu?
And I shall tell you it will be:
Lemon Chicken with a creamy risotto (lemon zested of course),
a garden salad with a citrus-y lemon vinaigrette and of course….
for dessert… a lemon meringue pie.
It just doesn’t get any better than this!
Happy Lemon Day to All of you and remember when life gives you lemons?
You can make lemonade OR you can use lemons in your favorite beverage of choice!