When life hands you lemons you make lemonade right? Or you use them as part of a color combo that you can’t get out of your head. Sometimes we can’t get rid of a craving until we satisfy it. Sometimes that craving can be sweet, savory or an idea. A while back I made cake truffles and cupcakes for a baby shower and I used yellow and grey as the color palette. Every since then I wanted to do more with those colors and never got around to it, and never forgot about it. For the last couple of months I’ve been on the lookout for items to use and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m easily distracted. I came home from the scouting adventures with more than yellow and grey and I’m resorting to storing my finds in every nook and cranny available.
My main storage area is in the basement and as of late making trips downstairs have been off limits due to the tear in my tendon. Little by little it’s felt good enough for me to make an occasional trek rather than multiple trips. Hence the delay in putting this table together. The one thing I couldn’t include that I wanted to was the lemon cake that I’d intended to be the centerpiece. No worries though there’ll be other tables just waiting for decorated cake as its crowning glory.
I used a yellow and white cover that was a thrift store find over a plain white tablecloth. The charcoal grey placemats serve as chargers and I already have another tablescape in mind for them in a few months. Our sometimes everyday mustard yellow dishes were the ones I had in mind for this from the beginning. They’re topped with a white salad plate.
A white mug sits on top of the plate and holds the dish towel that’s serving as a napkin. I searched high, low and in between for a yellow or grey napkin and couldn’t find any that I liked. Who says a napkin always has to be linen? A piece of grey ribbon added just a little bit of decorative sass and gave me another chance to work in something else grey. I am so in love with this pearly grey flatware that I found at Burlington’s. That store is one of the best kept secrets in tabletop accessories. The candlesticks also came from there and came in a set of three. Get this, they were only $9.99 and that’s the regular price!!! They are right up there with TJ Maxx with me.
The glasses were $1.00 each at the thrift store and I bought all that were on the shelf. I’ve learned my lesson about only buying a few. On one of my thrifting trips I found a bronze votive candle holder. It only came with three cups instead of four. When I looked at it I immediately thought it would be a great stand for something. I spayed it white and it’s holding the bowl of lemons.
Since baking the cake wasn’t an option I resorted to store bought doughnuts and cream cheese coffee cake. Oh and can’t forget the lemon head candy in votive holders that are doing double duty.
OK, now I’ve got the yellow/grey palette out of my system. Onward and upward people!!