Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lemons and Sunflowers


How is it already the end of July?


Thank goodness I joined in the July Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407


or I would not have written a post the entire month.


The theme for July is "Summer Floral Arrangement" and the inspiration photo is from
Mary of Home Is Where the Boat Is.


I struggled with an idea for my arrangement and finally found inspiration from my shopping cart full of wooden balls and flowers.


Once I knew what I was doing, I headed to Trader Joe's for flowers and lemons -


 way too many lemons!


I chose a basket, added a glass for water, dropped in lemons and started adding flowers.


This was a really fun arrangement to make and I like how it turned out.


I set the arrangement on the coffee table and swapped out the pillows with a blue and yellow print.


I really liked the arrangement there, but it was in the way when I was watching TV.


I moved it to the dining room and set the table with my favorite vintage ironstone plates.


I love creating floral arrangements and this might be one of my favorites.


 There were too many flowers so the leftovers are in the entry.


Remember all those lemons?


I gathered lavender from the garden, squeezed all the unused lemons and made lavender infused lemonade.


I added snips of lavender to make the bottles festive because I gave one to my neighbor.


And now it's time to send you off to check out all the versions the other bloggers created.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness this is so darn cute!!! I love the wire container. So very clever!

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  2. Hi Carol I never thought to toss a bunch of lemons in a wire basket! It looks so cute! i love it!
    laura

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  3. Absolutely adorable, Carol! Love the whole lemons filling up the metal wire container & all the pretty flowers spilling out the top. You are a talented floral artist, indeed!

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  4. I can almost smell the lemons! But am a fan of your blue and white coffee table, too!

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  5. Those flowers are stunning. I wish I had a Trader Joe's close to me. I love your dishes too. So fun. Each photo is so inspiring.

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  6. Well that is just so fresh and summery! I love the yellows and what a fun flower filled hop. I think this is my favorite of all the Pinterest challenges. Lovely!

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  7. Love all your lemon yellows and sweet lemon arrangements. What fun. There is just something cheery about it--and the smell must be fantastic, too! Happy end of July-xo Diana

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  8. I LOVE your lemony floral arrangement, Carol! It's perfect for your sweet cottage! Pinned!

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  9. Carol your arrangements, all of them look fantastic. We don't have Trader Joe's which I hear so much about. One day I would like to go in one of those stores.

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  10. Hi Carol, I loved seeing your decorating. You have a beautiful knack . So summery to see the surf board and red door outside your window. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  11. Love your yellow and white floral combination, but the lemons in the wire basket... is just so smart! Why didn't I think of that? So pretty and unique!

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  12. So pretty and cheery - and your lemonade? YUM!

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  13. Oh, MY!!! I absolutely LOVE your lemon and floral arrangement! But then, I love just about EVERYTHING you make!

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  14. I love your version of the flower arrangement. The lemons look great lining your wire basket and your flowers look so pretty.

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  15. I LOVE IT! How you put the lemons in the wire basket was so clever. You mind works in a way mine never will. And it looks fantastic with your ironstone plates! Thanks so much for joining in this month! You have 3 more days to do another post this month! ;) Pinned

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  16. How creative is that, to use lemons in a flower arrangement? I love it...so cheerful. And lavender lemondade...mmm. That would be so refreshing on a hot summer day. (Glad you figured out the new Blogger!)

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  17. I love using a wire basket to hold your arrangement. So cute and rustic and natural. Of course, your flowers are always the best.

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  18. Love love LOVE your wire baskets, Carol!!! I really like what you've done to recreate your version of the lemon and floral centerpiece!! Beautiful... And all those fun lemons, I'm glad you made lavender lemonade. <3 I bet it was good!!

    Enjoy your pretty centerpiece and I hope you get blogging when you can. I am going back to work with my elementary school this next week, so... My brain will be foggy at the next Pinterest Challenge. I don't edit well, then, either... Lol!

    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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  19. Love this Carol. Yours is so beautiful. How fun to see all the pretty yellows for the centerpieces.
    Have a great week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  20. so bright and cheery! Love it.. wish I was your neighbor as would love some of that lavender lemonade! All the blues and white and yellow..... can't get any better for this time of year! Marilyn

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  21. Good morning Carol! This is really great; I'd never would have thought of combining fruit in a vase with flowers! I could learn a thing or two by looking at some Youtube videos or doing a search on Pinterest to help me with my flower styling in my photography!

    All season long, I've been in love with yellow. Now as AUgust rolls around (can you believe that?) I'll hang on to my yellow one more month but once September comes, it will be fun to change things out a bit. What color will you be focusing on? HAPPY DAY!

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  22. Love your adorable arrangement and I am in love with wire baskets! Hugs and blessings, Cindy P.S. I need to get on these challenges. Must read up on this.

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  23. Absolutely Gorgeous. Makes Life feel so Sunny ~ Thank you!

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  24. So cute!! love the lemons with sunflowers!
    Jenna

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  25. Hi Carol! That is gorgeous!
    Happy Summer!
    Terry

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  26. I'm telling you, Carol, your creativity and love for flowers never disappoints and always amazes me. This is gorgeous! The way you used the wire basket and lemons is fabulous! I'm definitely pinning this ASAP :) Big hugs, CoCo

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  27. Carol, I saw these on a few other blogs and they are all so pretty. The yellow just seems to mix in with your normal wonderful array of colors that makes me love it so much..A glass of that lemonade would hit the spot right about now..Stay well..xxoJudy

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  28. What a perfect combo! Lemons make everything look better, don't they? They look lovely in the basket, and I'd love a glass of that lemonade!

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  29. Lemons plus sunflowers equal summer. So pretty!

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  30. Absolutely fantastic!! And a great idea for ways to display the many lemons falling from our tree right now!

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  31. Beautiful arrangement. The basket filled with lemons and flowers in the center is genious! The lavender infused lemonade sounds refreshing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  32. I love the lemons and sunflower combination! What a cute arrangement. I'm pinning it!

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  33. This is beautiful, Carol. I love the sunny colour and flavour of fresh lemons.

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  34. Very pretty, Carol. You always come up with a great idea!

    Mary in VA

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  35. I love your bouquets, Carol!
    And your lemonade looks so tasty,
    Have a lovely day,

    Hugs, Ida

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