The Lady Entertains: Lemon Theme Tablescape

Aug 02, 2022 at 10:00 am by RMGadmin

Sunny Summer Dinner

With Katie Jacobs

There is something unmatched about the first few weeks, or days really, of summer. The light hangs around longer, the intense heat has not quite settled over Tennessee, and it feels like every evening is an opportunity to sit and linger around the dinner table a little longer.

This summer, I am all about effortless entertaining, not only for my guests, but for me! I do not want to spend precious hours on flower arrangements or table settings that could be spent in the garden or chasing my kids through a sprinkler. 

This table was all about using what I already had on hand and thinking outside the box, beyond basic florals or candles. I had a big bag of grocery store lemons sitting on my counter, and the inspiration started there! 

I used the lemons as pops of color against a dreamy palette of cream, grey, blue and green for an easy table that is just asking you to come stay a while. 
The ginger jars were hand-me-downs from my mom and grandmother, and I pulled them out for the occasion!

Raffia napkin rings, wicker-wrapped hurricanes, and easy linens brought in relaxed, natural textures.

While these pieces are specific, this is an easy concept to pull together with what you have at home or is cheap in bulk at the grocery store. Oranges, grapefruits, clementines or even peaches would look gorgeous, piled in a small wicker basket as a centerpiece. I love them floating in clear vases with water, too! And when it comes to vases and vessels? Don’t be afraid to go eclectic! It does not have to match perfectly, in fact, a little variety only lends to the easy summer vibe.