Summers are such a great time to set the table and entertain. This simple lemon centerpiece for summer is just the perfect touch and takes only minutes to create!
If it wasn’t for the hot temperatures that arrived this weekend I wouldn’t believe it was finally summer. One of my favorite things about the season is that we have more free time and manage to entertain family and friends a little more. I’m thrilled to be joining a few of my blogging buddies to bring you a fun summer tablescape, hosted by my sweet friend Alicia from A Burst of Beautiful. Whether we’re BBQing outside or gathered in the breakfast nook, our sunny lemon centerpiece is the perfect touch to any summer table.
Our breakfast nook is one of my favorite rooms in our home. You may have noticed that the last couple of table settings I’ve shared have been all set in our breakfast nook. On dining room just received an update and while I’m dying to share it with you, we just can’t help but to gather around our kitchen table. The natural lighting is wonderful in this room and it’s so perfectly cozy! Although this is a smaller, more intimate table, you could certainly use this setting on a larger scale as well.
I’m not sure there’s much that’s summer more than lemons and blueberries. I love how cheerful blues and yellows are. They’re a match made in heaven when it comes to summer styling.
One of our favorite summer desserts and well, any time desserts is panna cotta. It’s an Italian custard-like dessert that pairs beautifully with fresh fruit. We typically top ours with chopped strawberries or blueberries, sometimes both. It’s served cold and is very creamy and light, perfect for those summer days. Here’s our homemade vanilla panna cotta recipe.
For the lemon centerpiece all you need is a small cake stand or serving dish, a couple of bags of lemons and a bundle of small flowers such as daisies. The small individual flowers from hydrangeas would also work great.
You just stack the lemons onto your cake stand or plate and fill in the gaps with pretty flowers. Daisies work so well for this because they will look pretty all day long out of water without wilting.
Braided place mats and a simple linen table runner give the table a nature and easy-going feel and a colorful dessert is the perfect topper for each place setting. We also love to use bowls of fresh fruit as well.
Summers can be busy and just as crazy as the rest of the year but always save time to unwind and enjoy time with loved ones. I hope that you find inspiration today to kick start your summer off in a fun way! Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other talented ladies sharing today. There’s so much summer inspiration to be had. I can’t wait to check them all out myself! Have a wonderful summer, friends!
A Burst of Beautiful | Amber Tysl | Sincerely, Marie Designs | Clean and Scentsible
Maison de Cinq | Town and Country | The Happy Happy Nester | Anderson + Grant
My Sweet Savannah | Finding Silver Pennies | Taryn Whiteaker | The Wicker House
Shabbyfufu | She Holds Dearly | The Handmade Home | Caitlin Marie Design
Paint Me Pink | Rooms FOR Rent | Summer Adams
What a sunny and cheerful table Amanda – absolutely perfect for summer! I love lemons and it’s such a nice touch to have fruit as part of the centerpiece!
You always do a beautiful job my friend!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Love the blue and yellow together! I grew up in a Swedish town so blue and yellow was always a popular color combo. The daisies are a perfect addition and YES to panna cotta! I love it too!
Kalyn Denno says
So gorgeous! It brightens up the rainy weather day we are having! Can’t go wrong with cheerful lemon yellow! ? simply gorgeous!
Amanda, I love this simple table! The lemons and daisies are beautiful, and the panna cotta looks delicious! I have never made that before but think I will have to try it now. Thanks for the summery inspiration!
What a stunning and sunny tablescape. I’ll have to try your panne cotta recipe. I think my boys would love it. xx
Ashley @ the handmade home says
All this yellow is so very gorgeous! Beautiful!