Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When life gives you lemons....

When life gives you lemons and limes you make limonade. I found this cute beverage holder at Home Goods and thought that it would be perfect on my kitchen island.  The chalkboard frame was a blue color so I painted it to match my kitchen.  This is the first time I tried to do chalkboard writing.  Not too bad if I say so myself.

It is not easy getting a good picture in my kitchen sometimes.  Our kitchen faces northeast so it doesn't get to much natural light coming in.  If I don't use the flash it looks darker and and if I use the flash everything looks brighter than it is.  These were the best pictures that I could get.

I thought that the lemons would coordinate with my honey bee tablescape.

I have some plans for sprucing up the island. Here is what it looks like right now. If all goes well I will post it next week.

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  1. Such a happy vignette!! I just did a Father's Day table setting with lemons too. Don;t they just make you smile? Nice job!!

  2. Love your vignette! I think your chalk sign turned out Great! I have such a horrible handwriting that I would not even attempt. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. So pretty! Love your bright and cheery vignette and the drink holder looks great!

  4. So cute, I love it all. Your sign is super fun and adds a whimsical bit of character.

  5. What a pretty vignette for your kitchen!

  6. It's great how you blended the lemon theme and the bee theme. It all looks very pretty.
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  7. What is it about a "lemon" tablescape that always makes me smile? I often use lemons with blues or greens, but I'm loving your black and white!

  8. So, so cute...I love it! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. I love the pretty beverage crock, your home is lovely.

  10. Hi, Jody! This is my first visit to your site via Susan's Tablescape Thursday. You did an OUTSTANDING job on the chalkboard!!! I would love to be able to freehand like that! The whole kitchen island vignette is very summer-like, and looks terrific in your pretty kitchen.

    I face the same challenge that you do with our dining room. That doggone thing is on the north side of the house, and there is so little natural light to come in. I have to open the front door and make sure every single blind is open on the south side of the house just to get in what light I can. They need to make a camera setting specifically called "North Side" for those of us with this problem! :-) Meanwhile, though, your tablescape is just darling as it can be! I love the way you positioned the bee fabric! Your chargers are really rockin', too!!! I don't know if those were originally trivets or if they are true chargers, but whatever the case...they look FABULOUS!!! (I'm all for using different things for chargers! It's all about what looks great in my book!)

    Good luck on restyling your island end. That should be lots of fun! Enjoy that and all of your weekend activities!

  11. You did a fabulous job with our writing! And pour me a glass please. lol! I am working on a bee pillow out of wool. I have a bee skep and a few bee items that I love using. You've put together one bee-utiful vignette! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  12. I am going to have to go to home goods. My Dining room table needs a center piece so bad. Thank you for sharing on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  13. What a fun container. Your vignettes are perfect for summer.

  14. Love that beverage container. I never seem to have good luck at Home Goods.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  15. That sounds so good! I make fruity drinks in the summertime, too...so refreshing! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

  16. I love it, the yellow is so beautiful and the lemon bouquet is fabulous. Such a pretty tablesetting too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me

  17. I think your island and your table look completely charming, Jody, and the Limonade jug is perfect!

  18. Looks marvelous! LOVE the lemon theme! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  19. Thanks so much for joining the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I've just given your post a +1.

    Hope to see your fabulous talents again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  20. Love your beverage holder, chalkboard too!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  21. Oh I love your lemon tablescape. I pulled out some lemon fabric today. I need to make you an apron! I was making little aprons for my kids at school! I love your tablescape! Looking forward to the island redo. I would love an island like that but big black furry dogs with huge tail wouldn't work with that! I'll look for your follow button. I came by from A Stroll I linked my Patriotic Tablescape! I enjoyed visiting. I'll be back! Have a good week

  22. So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!
    Emily & Erin

  23. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party! You are on of this weeks featured posts! It is live now at http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/07/home-sweet-garden-party-78.html Hope you can join us again this week too! Hugs...Brooke

  24. Very cute and you did an excellent job with the chalk writing! Love the limonade pitcher. Thank you for sharing this and your pretty 4th of July decor at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!