Lemon Thyme Tablescape

Lemon Thyme Tablescape

I have always loved lemon everything so I thought it was about thyme to do a tablescape that featured this obsession.

Yes, I was always that weird little kid that loved Lemon Bars, Lemon Meringue Pie and all the pink Lemonade my mama could make in the summer. The tarter the better in my opinion, sour patch kids were a favorite candy as a kid and if you remember the atomic warheads. I loved lemon chicken and lemonade things with a citrus based flavor, in fact my favorite Strawberry Shortcake Doll was Lemon Meringue, not only because she was a blonde but because she smelled like fresh clean lemons.I have really been loving the lemon trend this spring and wanted to to participate in a lemon tablescape.  So I created this fun words of wisdoms table based on ” When Life Hands You Lemons” for a few of our graduation gatherings. I found these amazing notes cards with inspiring quotes for just a $1.00 at my local SugarBoo store.They make the perfect little trinket to greet your guests and a sweet little take away gifts that can be framed later for their homes. I could see them on a college desk, in a hallway bathroom, or just on a gallery shelf. If you follow me regularly, you know that as a true southern belle I never show up to a gathering empty handed, nor do I host an event without all my guests leaving with a small commemorative item, honestly it is just how I was raised.


I also thought it would be fun to play up the lemon theme with a few other recipes as well, so a Lemonade Bar was the highlight for our drink station. You can have several pitchers of these pre-made options and then add on adult shots if you like. We personally like to add in Bourbon, but you could also use Gin or Tequila which also tend to be popular shot pairings for Lemonade. Here are a few great ideas for some fun mix in’s:

  • Strawberry Sage Lemonade (add sliced strawberries, strawberry puree and a few sage leaves from the garden)
  • Blueberry Lemonade (add fresh blueberries or blueberry puree)
  • Blackberry Thyme Lemonade (add fresh blackberries and thyme leaves, or a sprig to garnish each glass)
  • Frozen Slushy Peach Lemonade (run frozen peaches through the blender to make a slush add to lemonade)
  • Pink Raspberry Lemonade (pink lemonade and frozen raspberries)
  • Mint Julep Lemonade (Lemonade and fresh Mint leaves)

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes JENRON DESIGNSWe also featured our Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes which are always a hit, and the perfect match to this lemon tablescape. I have included the original recipe link for your browsing ease.  These are made with a basic lemon box cake mix, but with the addition of fresh blueberries on top and filled with a dollop of  Mrs. Bridges Lemon Curd inside, it take this recipe to a new level.The rest of the room we just kept very comfortable and simple, I have added a few new pieces since the last time I photographed the dining room. I picked a few new leather side chairs at my local Home Goods. I also grabbed these great outdoor macramé pillows that match the table runner in a sage green color from World Market which were on sale for there outdoor event. Plus the great Magnolia Blanket from the Joanna Gaines Home Collection which is  gorgeous and can go in any room of my home.The sweet little lemon bowls and napkins were a find I lucked up on at my local Home Goods in additional to the really cool tray which I thought worked great with the rest of the macramé items. I found the cute jadeite bowls at my local Hobby Lobby. Jadeite has been another item that has caught me eye lately so this table is just filled with all my monthly musings. The sweet little Mason Recycled Blown Glass Vases come in a set of 8 Assortment, from Walmart and you can pick them up for a song.  They are perfect for a table centerpiece like this or I plan to also use them this summer as old fashion rooting vases in my kitchen window. The color reminds me of the old Ball Mason jars which I just love. I also love that for the 8 pieces they are different shapes, and they remind me of some antique medicine jars that I used on a bridal table several years ago. Which is still one of my favorite weddings to date, you can see more about that wedding at my Butterfly Landings link here to that pretty wedding.In the background you can see the fantastic large antique rustic wooden grain trough was a found object that I scored on my journey to HighPoint, NC. I found the best little antique store up there, right off the square and they had so many amazing items. Dough bowls, stadium seats, bread boards, everything you could dream of and more! I also loved the scale of their items too, large dough bowls and troughs.I filled it with more greenery items and seashell balls and moss balls for the season, that matched our color story. However, it could easily been filled with lemons too. I just did not have need for that many lemons this go round. Onto our next project, you can be the first to know what the Gainer’s are up too! Sign up for our monthly Designer Notes to stay in the know about all of our upcoming projects. 

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  1. Jade

    Omg loved ths photos you used! I loved this post! Thanks for sharing

  2. What a beautiful set up for your table! Everything looked lovely and like it tied in very well together. I will try to use some of those ideas for future events of my own. Thanks, Candice @littlestepsbighappy

  3. Sarah

    This is gorgeous! I love lemon and thyme and your play on words is hilarious… Beautiful and entertaining!

  4. You have such a great eye for decorating! I’m loving this tablescape, it’s just lovely!
    -madi xo |

  5. This is beautiful! I really loved the splash of blue from the cupcakes!

  6. Abby

    Your tablescapes are gorgeous, and I love the lighting and photography! I love the idea of giving your guests a little takeaway when you host – I’ll have to start doing that myself 😊

  7. Beautiful tablescape! Its perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing!

  8. The table settings and centerpiece are so cute! Plus, who doesn’t love lemon curd? This would be a great idea to use when I host club.

  9. Such a gorgeous spread! Makes me excited for the season!

  10. Nicole Walker

    Very well written information. It will be valuable to anybody who employees it, as well as yours truly 🙂 Keep up the good work – for sure I will check out more posts.

  11. You always have the most beautiful tablescapes. I come here for club ideas all the time. Mine may not turn out as gorgeous as yours, but they’re much better than if I’d come up with an idea on my own.

  12. This is so beautiful for a summer brunch or afternoon tea! I love the idea of the little lemon dishes being a favor as well. Very cute!

  13. Love how light and refreshing it looks! Love the soft white and pale blues with the bright pop of the yellow.

  14. Beautiful, as always Jen! Love how the soft greens and yellow coordinate so wonderfully. I suppose it’s time for me to pull out all the lemon stops too, lol!

  15. Thank you! I have been on Pinterest the past couple of weeks ins search of inspiration for my formal dining. I am going to use this as my inspiration. thanks for the post.

  16. This is beautiful! Love your words of wisdom. Such well coordinated and beautifully done

  17. This board is among the best you have made. Fresh, summery, light, it gives me a sense of freedom! Gorgeous!

  18. I love everything about this post! I love that you are expressing your love for lemon in your creativity. I’d love to have a seat at that beautifully spread table.

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