Sunday, June 17, 2012

Citrus Fiesta for Father's Day 2012

I am linking up with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays. Please stop by her amazing blog. You will enjoy your visit.

I called my first "citrus" table a lemon table because it started with the glasses.  You can view it here. It was a Fall version so here is the Summer version.

New items include the orange bowls(thrift store) and the wreath(estate sale) on the top tier of my two tiered tray.  I have to keep it simple since it is for Father's Day.  My dad doesn't like the table overcrowded.  I think he has some anxiety when he comes to my house with all the stuff I have.  He hates to use the glass and the napkin. Do you have people who don't want to use your table so as not to mess it up? Or think you went to too much trouble? Or ask you why you don't use paper plates?  That is the worst for me.  I hide the papertowels when one of my friends comes over for dinner.  She says she feels bad using the cloth napkin.

But for purposes of "playing" with my dishes, I did put three glasses on the table.  I removed two on every one's place setting leaving the small one for my mom so she can carry it.  The green goblets along with the pitcher were a gift from one of my friends.  My hubby gave me the lemon glasses last year for my birthday.  They along with the black glasses are from Dollar Tree. I'm thinking I need two more of the black glasses before they are gone.

They day went well overall.  Both parents ate well.  I can't ask for more than that.

Have a good week.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great table. I love the napkins rings and how you mixed the colors of the flatware. I laughed out loud at your comment about how other people perceive our obsessions. My mother used to tell me that I over did everything, but I still think she secretly enjoyed the fuss I made over her, when she visited!

  2. I love your new header! You have a great collection of napkins and your colors are a great summer feel. Color invigorates me and you do it well . I am riding along in the car on the way to the airport writing you on my IPad . Hope it goes.

  3. What a fun table! the colors are so cheerful.

  4. Monica, Your table is beautiful! The tiered tray looks like Rose the same color as a platter I have that belonged to my grandmother. Please stop by my blog when you have time, I have an award for you if you would like to participate.

  5. Love this table! It quenches your thirst.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Thank you. I had a lot of fun putting it together even though I had to take a lot of stuff off.

  7. I grabbed some of the black goblets from DT too! As well as some black plates! Halloween will be here before you know it LOL. I love your table! The napkins, the plates, of course, and the flatware, it all works together so well!


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