A Summer Tablescape of Lemons and Daisies

Rather than setting the table with red, white and blue decor this summer,

I chose to go citrus, that sunny yellow of lemons.

When I decorated my sunroom with lemons and limes,

I thought I would carry that theme to the dining room table.

I started out with a vintage cake plate and inverted it.

Cake Plate Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

Lemon/Daisy Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

The base of the cake plate is a cut “pineapplesque” design and it is hollow,

so you are able to fill it with water and place flowers in it like a vase!

Lemons & Daisies Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

The surface of the cake plate is now acting as a base for the lemons and daisies.

Lemon & Daisy Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

I love lemons and daisies together. They say, Fun!

Lemon & Daisy Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

Since the cake plate has a pineapple design, I thought I would add the pineapple embroidered

napkins to the place setting. Being that this is a very casual tablescape,

I tucked the silverware into the napkin, for that casual feel.

Lemon themed melamine plates by Pottery Barn.

Lemons and Daisies Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

I used a pair of some of my favorite non-crystal pineapple candlesticks

to add to the tablescape that gave it more of a casual feel.

Lemons and Daisies Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

Lemons and Daisies Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

Placemats from Ikea

Chargers by Franciscan

Goblets by Libby

Crystal coasters are vintage

Lemons and Daisies Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

The place card holder was purchased in sets of 4 many years ago from Tuesday Morning.

I purchased them to use for my son’s wedding that had a garden theme.

These place cards held the table numbers.

Lemons and Daisies Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

Hope everyone experienced a wonderful and safe 4th!

Happy Summer!

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  1. Hi Shirley! Aren’t you the most clever one? I love this idea and how pretty your centerpiece is! Who would have thought a cake stand could prettier all dressed up like this! Those pineapple candle holders are so pretty too! Nobody does it better, sweet friend! Hope you had a great 4th.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  2. Shirley, turning that cake plate upside down is just perfect! I absolutely love how you styled it. I have several antique cut glass cake plates that belonged to my sweet mother in law {Evelyn} and I rarely use them. But now, I’m looking at them in a whole new way! Great idea!
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  3. Love the lemons and daisy theme. I really loved the pineapple addage, especially the pineapple embroidered napkins. Where did you find those. I will have to look out for garden inspired items like your placecard holders for my garden club. We always do tablescapes. Of course, will have to remember the inverted cake plate idea. Excellent….keep up the good work.

  4. Shirley! This is absolutely adorable! I love the way you decorated this table with the lemons & pineapples:) Those napkins are fabulous!
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  5. All kinds of lemony goodness going on there Shirley. Love the melamine plates, I have a thing for melamine anyway:)
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  6. What a beautiful tablescape Shirley! That cake stand is stunning and you are so creative to turn it upside to create the centerpiece with such a perfect place for the flowers too!
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  7. Shirley, your table is lovely! What a clever idea to use the inverted cake plate for a vase. The lemon, pineapple and Daisy motifs are so refreshing and just says summer. You have created a beautiful tablescape that your guests will love!
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  8. So summery Shirley…I love it!!
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  9. Now THIS is a happy, summery table!!! AND it gives me inspiration for my table for dinner group on Sat.!!! I love, love the lemons and daisies theme, it is perfect, especially for you!!! Love those place card holders too. Wish I had seen them. Hope you had a glorious 4th, we did too!!! I love the idea of the inverted cake plate and those candle holders are TDF!!!
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  10. I love the combination of the daisies and lemons….so refreshing and very pretty! Beautiful vignette….
    Happy Summer!!!!
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  11. ingenious and inspiring. What an incredibly beautiful summery table. And that crystal cake plate is gorgeous. Who else would have thought to turn something upside down to create something entirely different? Only you, Shirley. Can’t wait to see you soon.

  12. Donnamae says

    Daisies just radiate happiness…and the way you have displayed them….gorgeous! Just turning over a cake plate…so simply beautiful! 😉

  13. Hi Shirley, love your pretty lemon and daisy setting. The perfect way to reuse and display your cake plate. Love it. Your dishes, napkins and goblets are gorgeous together. The best summer table.
    Love the pineapple design. Your talents are always an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
    Joy to you, cm
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  14. Oh, my, I love this table. It’s bright and happy; perfect for summer and truly makes me smile! Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
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  15. Shirley your tablescape is absolutely a delight! I love the lemon, daisy and pineapple theme so much!
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  16. Very clever Shirley! Your table and centerpiece look so lovely.

  17. I sure would love to be sitting at your pretty, summery yellow inspired table! Shirley I know that when I visit I’ll be in for a great treat ever time! I adore your attention to detail!!! Beautiful table… it looks like you! Hope Mom is doing well. I continue to pray for her.
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  18. Thanks for a great new way to use a cake stand!

  19. Love this idea and I will definitely do this. Your table is beautiful!!
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  20. Love the lemons and daisies together and the pineapple. All says have a Happy Summer……
    Very pretty table setting, Shirley. Love your décor…..

  21. This is so pretty. What a great idea turning the cake plate over for the centerpiece. Such a pretty table.
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  22. As usual, you came up with a delightfully creative idea and displayed it beautifully. WOW!!

  23. Shirley your table setting is amazing! Have a beautiful day! Jo
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  24. Absolutely gorgeous idea! Everything is so lovely in yellow! I shared your cake plate arrangement on my FB page! 🙂 ~Rhonda
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  25. Gorgeous Shirley, loving the flowers. My step mom has very similar candleholders. She LOVES pineapple decor

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  26. Rebecca McCabe says

    Hi Shirley! Just stopping by to give you a big kudos for a fresh looking summer table! So lovely and fun at the same time!!

  27. lin leonhardt says

    Where did you get your pineapple cakeplate? I love it!!

  28. Perfect table scape for summer Shirley. Daisies are my faves and this is really fresh and pretty. Love it.
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  29. I love anything to do with lemons, and your table is no exception. I adore those plates! I actually have plates with lemons from Homegoods which are quite nice, but your plates are way nicer.

    Everything about this table says summer. It’s so fresh and pretty!
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  30. So pretty and fresh for summer Shirley, and I love the daisies!
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  31. Your repurposed cake plate centerpiece is GENIUS Shirley! I agree there’s nothing more sunny or cheery than lemons and daisies together!
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  32. Shirley, as usual absolutely brilliant!. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Such a cheerful setting. What are you serving…perhaps a pineapple upside down cake would fit right in. Have a lovely summer!

  33. Your centerpiece is absolutely fantastic:-)
    Love it all:-)
    Greetings from Poland:-)
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  34. Stunning table, the summery yellow is just perfect. The upside down cake platter is pure genius, such a great idea and totally stunning!
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  35. What a sweet summery table! The cake plate inversion was a great idea! I have one with an open bottom that would work except it’s not too fancy! Love the lemons and daisies- can’t go wrong with either of them! Love the dish stack!
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  36. Oh my, this is such a lovely table setting for summer, Shirley! It’s not only cheerful, but very elegant as well. Love the idea of the inverted cake plate…you are so clever!
    Mary Alice
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  37. That centerpiece is divine…the daisies and lemons work so well together. Love the plates and this table is wonderful!

  38. I love that centerpiece. I would love that on the bar counter in the kitchen or my little desk table in kitchen. Just brings smiles to my face

  39. Love the lemons and daisies for a very summery feel! Your pineapple touches are wonderful especially the candleholders. Have a great weekend!

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  40. Very refreshing centerpiece… Looks lovely…
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  41. Very creative, Shirley. I’m absolutely swooning over those Pottery Barn plates–love!
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  42. What a great idea, Shirley! I have never thought to turn it upside down…and I love the result! the lemons and daisies are so fresh and summery, too! Hugs…Debbie
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  43. That’s an adorable centerpiece Shirley, I love the upside down cake plate, and the combo of daisies and lemons~so fresh and summery!
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  44. you combined 2 of my favorite things. lemons & daisies. love it! great details all around your table. xo- maryjo

  45. What a fabulous idea Shirley! I love the look of the lemons and daisies in your beautiful cake stand. Your table is lovely! It just makes me smile 😉
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  46. Beautiful Shirley! Love the sparkle of crystal with those cheerful lemons and daisies.
    So nice having you share at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
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