Aug 20, 2018

{Sunflowers and Lemons}




I love sunflowers how about you? I found these adorable sunflower plates and matching bowls a while back and knew immediately that after my beach tablescape came down that Sunflowers would go up.  Bowls are perfect size for salads and soups...and Ice cream too...(hee-hee) 


I adore Sunflowers and decided to do a tablescape to transition a bit towards Fall with sunflowers and lemons. I LOVE ALL THINGS LEMON


You just can't go wrong with a mason jar now can you? 


I've been itching to add some red to a tablescape and since I LOVE ME SOME RED I went and grabbed my lovely napkins my friend Vicky made and gifted to me last Christmas. 


After adding the red flatware it all began coming together. 


Goblets and lace adds a sweet touch to me.


Candles can make plain old DIRT look good to me so next came a few of my vintage dishes and red candles.


Loving my sunflowers, lemons and OH YES, a touch of red. 


Have I told y'all how much fun I am having with my little white chair in the kitchen corner with the drawer? 


And this little cute wreath has some bling on it! LOVE IT!


I wanted to store dessert dishes, coffee cups, flatware and more napkins in my drawer sitting on the chair. 


And of course a dish of lemons sealed the deal. I am ready for dessert and coffee.




I wanted to make a lemon icebox pie but decided on a peach and pear dump cake cobbler instead. HEY...it's all fruit right? AND....I already had the peaches so I picked some fresh pears off of my pear tree  and added to the peaches and there ya go.  


I hope that you all have a wonderful blessed week and when you see a sunflower...be sure to think about the SON....and when you see a lemon...remember, not all people are as sour as they seem to be. You might just need to add a little sugar...kindness....to sweetened things up. 

I want to share that 
My friend Dianna that blogs at Forgiven


will post at the end of her blog post each week at least three things that she is thankful for. She is such an inspiration to me. In honor of you Dianna I want to say....

1. I am thankful for Dianna's inspiration
2. I am thankful for sunflowers but most importantly the SON that created them.
3. I am thankful for new faces I've encountered at my church and in our Ladies Bible Study. 

Linking up with 
Hugs and blessings, Cindy





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58 comments:

  1. Cindy, I absolutely do love sunflowers. Your table setting and the side chair are all beautiful. That cobbler sure looks tasty and will be great for dessert. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. I am enjoying changing out the drawer that I done a makeover on with storing different things in it. It has really proven to be beneficial to me as well.

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  2. Two of my favorite things! Your table scape is beautiful and the red really makes it all pop! Love it! I'm loving how you decorate your white chair and drawer in the kitchen. So cute!

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    1. Thanks Heather. Yes I love how the red just pulled it together.

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  3. Well, it all looks so lovely and who doesn't like sunflowers. They are so happy! Wish I could pop over and have coffee and cobbler with you. Happy week Cindy, it's always a joy to stop by your little corner of the world.

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    1. I wish you could too Lea. That would be a most fun time.

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  4. Oh I do love the sunflowers and lemons Cindy and that red really looks nice with your setting. My sister makes the cobbler dump cakes often and she says she likes them better than the regular cobbler. You are really enjoying that shelf and chair too. With your size family you will use it all.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, I have made many a cobbler. Marty said he thinks he likes the dump cake cobblers the best. And girl, yes, I get MUCH use out of my dishes.

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  5. Oh I'm loving your Fall dishes and sunflowers. That cobbler looks yummm !!
    Have a wonderful week dear friend.
    Fabby

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  6. Oh girl....I LOVE the sunflowers and lemon combo! Adding those touches of red just makes the yellow pop even more! And those dishes....! I have to tell you that I have several pieces of the red King's Crown myself! My collection started out with one large stemmed bowl that my MIL had given up and a few years ago, my hubby bought me a set of tumblers and the smaller bowl like you have in your centerpiece! I think it is SO pretty! And, OMGoodness...that dump cake looks AMAZING!! I just may have to try that peach/pear combo! Sweet hugs to you, sweet friend!

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    1. Thanks lady. A lady at church many years ago gave me several pieces of the Kings Crown. I kept thinking I would run across other pieces by accident at thrift store but I haven't. I too love how the red gave it all a pop. Marty said that dump cake cobbler was so good with vanilla bean ice cream. LOL!

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  7. What a cheery post with your reds and yellows! I think sunflowers are like daisies, they're so friendly! I also own some pieces the King's Crown. My brother gifted me with the punch bowl set for Christmas when Hubby and I were first married. I love to pull it out for special occasions. Red, like yellow, is a very cheerful colour. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you dear Sandi. So glad you visited today with me. Yes, I think the colors say CHEER all the way around. I love the King's Crown pieces. On the lookout for more.

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  8. I have sunflower plates on my table, and in an arrangement, Cindy! Your table with the lace and touch of red really shines. I love candles, too, and tend to hoard them. I love the things that you are thankful for. I wrote down on a journal, something that I'm thankful for or that brought joy to me, each day. Have a wonderful week, sweet friend! xx

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    1. Thanks Kitty . If could focus on those things that brings us joy daily we’d be surprise at Just much joy we have wouldn’t we ? I love candles too but i actually think marty likes them better than me . He likes to smell them in my kitchen ❤️

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  9. What a fun post! Your tablescape is perfect! I LOVE sunflowers and I LOVE red. It all came together so nicely. Your chair and drawer is so darn cute in sunflowers and red too!

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    1. Thanks Ann Marie . I’m enjoying that cherry look for sure . Loved your stories you shared on the pieces bought from your store too .

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  10. You know that yellow is one of my favourite colours so I'm loving your pretty sunflower-themed table setting...it makes me want to start decorating for the fall too. But I'm gonna wait until after Labour Day. I wished that I can sample your yummy peach and pear cobbler.

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    1. Margie o was going to wait til Labor Day weekend but couldn’t stand it 😂 I figure I’ll chsbge it out again for Thanksgiving . But I’m sure enjoying it now .

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  11. You amaze me when it comes to doing tablescapes, dear one! I love all of your ideas...and especially using napkins the way you have...it is like having a tablerunner and leaving the middle of the table clear for goodies! I would never have thought of such a thing!

    And that chair...love the wreath and how you have found a way to keep things handy that you would need for desserts, etc. in that drawer!

    You, sweet friend, have no idea how surprised I was to come to the end of your post and find my picture...and then your kind words. Tears came immediately. To God be the glory, my dear friend. xx

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    1. Awe you are so sweet . My table is such an odd shape so i use what i can as runners or tableclorhes . My papa built m table for me so it’s holds so much sentimental value for me . I actually used a curtain panel for diamond shape runner. Hope you have a wonderful day .

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  12. Cindy, I have some sunflower plates, too, and may just have to get them out and put a sunflower table together. Thank you for the inspiration! Both of us grandmas hosted the baby shower this weekend. So much fun!!! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Zenda, i hope you got pictures of the baby shower . I bet it turned out wonderful . Grab those plates girl and get your table blooming with sunflowers 🌻

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  13. Ms. Dianna is a sweet lady ... And so are you. Your table settings are always so pretty but I love the sunflowers! And that little chair is really coming in handy for decoration and storage, too. Hope you have lots more blessings to post next week... such a great idea! 💜

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    1. She sure is Deb and thank you my friend. I love sunflowers too. Fixing to plant mine in hopes I will have a bounty by Thanksgiving. I have some of my sister's heirloom seeds and hers are always so pretty.

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  14. Hi sweet Cindy! I love sunflowers too! Your table is beautiful as always. Thank you for your prayer and well wishes on our move. Hope all is well with you and your lovely family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I know that the Lord has your move in His hands. Our family is well. So glad you came by to visit.

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  15. Dianna is a blessing to all. I love sunflowers too, they always turn to the sun. We should learn a lesson from them and always turn to the Son too. Your tablescapes are always so pretty!

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  16. Love your sunflower dishes! I think you could start a dish store with what you have! You are so good at putting colors together and coming up with ideas. Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy. My She-Shed holds my dishes. So glad I have a place to store them. Mercy I would be in a fix if I didn't. LOL!

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  17. I love your sunflower dishes! They look adorable with that red. And what a wonderful job you did decorating your corner chair. I always enjoy all your posts. :)

    Love,
    Ashley

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    1. Thank you Ashley. I too love the red with the sunflowers and lemons. Gave it a pop.

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  18. Dear, sweet Cindy! You always pick me up when I get to come by here! I LOVE your beautiful tablescape, and that darling chair in the corner always warms my heart. It is funny that you are blogging about sunflowers, because I just read another blog (Debby Harris' blog) where she was talking about sunflowers and how they always turn their faces to the sun throughout the day. She talked about how they are a symbol of hope. Maybe that is why we are all drawn to them and love them so much. My sweet husband used to grow them when he did a huge garden each year, and I loved to go out back and stand under them. We found a big field of them growing by the side of the interstate, and i had to stop and walk over to them. They are just irresistible! Thank you for another uplifting, encouraging post. Sending love and hugs your way!

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  19. I love sunflowers too. Your table setting and decor are just wonderful Cindy and the pear and peaches dump cake looks yummy. Have a day of blessings my friend.

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    1. So glad you stopped by Toni. Thanks you for your kind compliment.

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  20. Such fun Cindy, I would have never thought to pair sunflowers with red, but it really works! So cute!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna . I love how the red gave it all a pop .

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  21. We do not see many sunflowers in my corner, but I couldn’t resist one growing at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I added it to my summer flower bouquet and am enjoying it very much. Now I have something better to think about when I see it. Your table decor is lovely and the added red is just the thing!

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    1. Oh I am glad Vee you found one at Hobby Lobby and a sale at that always makes it better. Thank you for coming by.

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  22. Cindy, what a happy and fun tablescape. I also love sunflowers, they make me smile. The addition of red to your pretty table gave it the WOW! The cute chair in the corner has given you so many opportunities to add special things like the wreath with a little bling. The cobbler looks delicious! Hugs and blessings~

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    1. Thanks Pam. I love how the red gave it that little extra. I am enjoying this tablescape for sure.

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  23. I'm falling behind in visiting...apologies. I JUST LOVE this post, smiles.

    I am so thankful for you, my friend and thankful you leave such lovely comments on my blog. smiles

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    1. Girl, your plate is so full that I honestly don't know how you have the time to do much of anything. So glad though you stopped by.

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  24. Well first let me say that adding the red was a great idea!!! I love it and the sunflowers just POP. Everything looks great. I need you at my place to help with my kitchen! Thank you for sharing, it is all amazing.

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  25. I'm loving your sunflower decor, such a great way to start the transition into fall! Thank you for your sweet words at my blog. Blessings, Loni

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  26. Hi Cindy,I love sunflower, can I have one of your plate and bowl? he he. Thank you for dropping to my place,so nice of you to do that.Most importantly I love reading your thoughts. Have a great weekend. Till next
    https://www.kocinadepinay.com

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    1. They are cute plates and bowls for sure . Thanks so much for visiting .

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  27. I love Your use of sunflowers, they are a great way to transition into fall decor. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Blessings, Loni

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  28. Oh yes my cute friend, what's not to love about sunflowers and lemons? My favorite thing is the pop of red! :) I have passed up a lot of sunflowers dishes. I've been so tempted, but my cupboards runneth over. lol! I always snag lemon dishes at thrift stores because my middle daughter decorates with lemons in her kitchen. the tablescape and dump cake both are perfect for transitioning to fall!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you lady . I’m also loving the pop of red . Girl i found some lemon candies today ! Yes !

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  29. Your sunflower displays are beautiful as usual. I have those same vintage glasses. Perhaps it's time to pull them out again.

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    1. I love those dishes too . I don’t have a lot but love what i have .

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  30. Andrea Shay CrawfordAugust 24, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Just beautiful Cindy! And I love all the sunflower stuff!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy