Thanksgiving at the Junction

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Lemon Brunch at the Junction

I'm almost positive this has happened to you. You're in the store, something catches your eye and immediately you begin to think of a Tablescape! See, I knew it!
So, I'm sure you will understand how the little napkin rings shown in this post inspired this table setting for brunch.
I was captured at first glance by their little lemons accented by the blueberries. The little green leaves just spoke of spring, and even though I'm no "foodie" all I could think of was blueberries and cream, maybe even some lemon bars. So, home they went with me!

I began with a soft yellow tablecloth
so the deep blue chargers
(which are probably the biggest I've ever seen)
would be a standout anchor.

I then stacked a yellow scalloped charger from CTS, followed by a plain navy blue dinner plate
and a blue rimmed salad plate
from the J.C. Penney American Living collection.

I just loved the pattern of this salad plate, and
although the soup bowl is not from the same collection,
 it accents the pattern quite nicely,
and I love, love, love paisley!

Inside the bowl is a beautiful paisley sprig.
The napkins, also from the J.C Penney
American Living collection
are amongst some of my faves!

To the right is a sugar and creamer
 that has been around for eons -
they are from Crabtree and Evelyn

I think their casual style works well with this setting.
No matchy-matchy here.
 I've tempted the designer gods
and added yet another pattern!

This is my attempt at creative floral design.
Getting those leaves to stay put
was a test of my patience!

I think I must have a thing for pitchers.
If you've visited before,
 you know I seem to have
one to match every tablescape!

Whatever - a girls gotta have a vice
and I just love how it sets off my
inspiration piece - the napkin rings!
Which by the way are from BBB.

In this pic you get a glimpse of
all the accents together.

Another old piece; this butter dish is from
 the Block Country Orchard collection by Gear.

Are you inspired by the little things?
They can sometimes lead to
lovely Tablescapes!

Thanks for dropping in for my take on the Lemon Brunch.
I just love your visits and comments - they keep me going!

This week I will be linking to
Tablescape Thursdays
Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays
The Tablescaper
Click on the links to the right for more inspiration!


  1. I'm definitely like you and inspired by some little things.

    The lemon napkin rings were a perfect inspiration, too. I really do love this table. My favorite two parts are the fabulous lemon pitcher and those blue chargers.

    But really, it's the vision of the whole table that I love.

    Great job!

  2. Oh yes! I am always spotting something that I think would turn in to a tablescape. :) Hey ~~ not fair...I just purchased four lemon napkin rings from PB and they didn't have the pretty blueberries like yours. I do love a blue and white table. You have done an outstanding job with yours. I love the Americana secion at Penneys.


  3. Thanks Debbie and Donna! I knew I was not alone out there! LOL I probably pass you in the aisles as I'm browsing for the next great idea! LOL Enjoy your spring - hope you are having good weather.

  4. Yep! I'm seeing tablescape possibilities a lot lately. Your table looks fabulous! Love those napkin rings and you did a great job with mixing patterns. Very nice.

  5. Wow, what a gorgeous table! I love the little bits of yellow against the blue...reminds me of a sunny cloudless day. Those charger plates are large!

  6. Oh wow.. a truly lovely post. I love how wonderfully you mixed and matched and to think it all started with a napkin ring. I love your table. my favorite colors.

  7. Love it! Blue and yellow is one of my faves. I love the salad plates, such a pretty pattern, as well as the the linens. And of course, you must have a pitcher to match!! Just lovely!
    Have a wonderful weekend. The wind is whipping, and the cherry tree's blooms are gone with the wind. :(

  8. I love your plates and napkins...such a pretty pattern. I have your goblets in clear glass, but I love the blue!

  9. all time favorite color combination...makes me happy, happy, happy! I have a thing for pitchers...and okay, lots of other things, too...I adore the lemon pitcher. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  10. This is so pretty. Love your lemon pitcher with the pretty blue and white dishes.

  11. Very pretty, this is such a happy table! Love the napkin rings and blue and yellow looks great together-enjoy:@)

  12. I'm here from The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday! What a delightful collection of blues & whites with accents of pretty yellow! ♥♥♥ that pitcher!!

  13. I so love this table! Blue and yellow! How amazing. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. I appreciate your comment on my Royal Wedding Breakfast Part I and thought you might like to know that Part II is up now.

    Hope to see you Sunday!

    - The Tablescaper

  15. LOVE THIS SET!!!! Beautifully done, as always~