Friday, August 17, 2012

PINK LEMONADE









A Casual Tablescape








With summer's end in sight and a few blooms still in the flower garden I decided to set a casual tablescape inside using my vintage milk bottles. Purchased at an auction years ago, they have been pulled out of storage to use this fall on my dining table on the veranda. I thought this would be a great way to bid farewell to summer. I'm serving my favorite lemonade, and a tart lemon and lime cookie straw purchased at the market. 




My White Ruffled Table Runner



Lazy Susan given to me by my son and daughter-in-law,
made from an old wine barrel top



Pink Rose Tray



Blue Hydrangea Tray














Galvanized French Champagne Buckets












 Dessert Plates








Pretty French Tea Towels














74 comments:

  1. HPS!


    Lovely photos! Are these flowers in the bottles Heliotrope?

    Gabriela

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  2. What a lovely post, Emily! I love all things French. My husband speaks fluent French and it is such a beautiful language.
    Your touches of France are so charming and elegant.
    Thank you for your visit to my blog and you kind comments. It was a pleasure reading each one.
    Blessings and a wonderful weekend,
    Carolynn

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  3. Emily, you have the prettiest accessories! I especially love the wine barrel top lazy susan. I love your pink lemonade.

    Thanks for your best wishes on my good news! Moving to Colorado will be a big job but I'm going to be so thrilled to be closer to my children and grands!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  4. Emily, I'd so love to be sitting at this lovely table with you this afternoon. Each one of your Frenchy details is making my heart sing. What a beautiful setting! Love the vintage milk bottles. What a fun find! They are perfect for flowers.
    Happy Weekend, dear friend........Sarah

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  5. That Lazy Susan idea was a touch of genius! I'd love one myself - maybe you should start producing them. Love the table ware etc.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  6. So many pretty pinks! I love the Lantanas in the bottles. And those trays, the rose and the hydrangea, are beautiful.
    Happy Pink Saturday to you!
    ~~Dorothy~~

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  7. Happy Pinks, Emily! Love your post; so many lovely things! The trays are so pretty and I love the milk bottles. The linens are wonderful too. So much Frenchy goodness! The lazy susan is very unique too. Thanks for sharing and for visiting. Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. I love the Bubblegum Lantana in your collection of milk bottles and the lazy susan made out of the wine keg. Thank you for visiting and Happy Pink Saturday.
    ~Clara

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  9. How pretty! I really enjoyed looking through your beautiful pictures! The music was just perfect for the little tour, as well.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  10. Mmmmm Pink Lemonade. Yes, I'll have some! Wonderful table setting...very End of Summery. Love the Lantana in the milk bottles. Lantana is one of the hardy flowers that withstands our Texas HEAT. It's been pretty this year. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal.

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  11. Oh how sweet! I love those bottles with the flowers! So cool to use all those pretties for your table.! You did a marvelous job!
    Thanks so much for joining my party!
    Blessings, Doni

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  12. Very pretty items and rich woods - love the lazy susan, bottles and buckets - well, it all just looks really great. I suppose we'll be looking for rain (hoping and praying for it) and waiting for some kind of cooler weather the rest of the summer.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  13. Sure wish I could join you too, Emily. Every detail is lovely as usual. Love the milk bottles and the tea towels. I especially love that Lazy Susan. I've been meaning to purchase one for years. The color of the lemonade is so inviting. I think I'm inspired to make some for brunch tomorrow.
    To enjoy the last days of summer I'm celebrating it at the shop with a French theme, and I also hope to head out to the beach this week.
    Always a pleasure stopping by.
    Happy pinks!!
    Marcia

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  14. Such beautiful things, Emily. I love the rose spoons, and the wine barrel top tray/lazy Susan. Wish I could join you for a glass of lemonade. xo

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  15. Oh Pink Lemonade! I haven't had it for years. I will buy some immediately! Gorgeous post!

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  16. Hi Emily,

    What a wonderful collection you have here and you've set SUCH a pretty table! I love everything I see. :) The vintage milk bottles look so sweet with the pretty Lantana blossoms in them, and I love your fleur de lis napkins and glasses. The ruffled table runner is charming, and those flowered trays are gorgeous! I would love to have some homemade lemonade at this table with you.

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Denise

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  17. Everything was so pretty, I would love to be at your table enjoying a visit !!

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  18. I love the old milk jugs. And the pink lemonade what a great way to say good-bye to summer. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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  19. Looks like a lovely way to enjoy a summer's day, while they last! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  20. We love pink lemonade...just had one with Deeds, a grand.
    In fact...that is what I am doing these last weeks of summer...spending as much time as I can with the grands before school starts..:)

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  21. Always a delight to see these gorgeous pink! Catching up with Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Your comment is always a treat for me!
    Have a blessed weekend.

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  22. Just beautiful! I love all of the detail. Enjoy every bit of summer! Wonderful to have you with us at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. Emily,

    What a beautiful post , filled with so much eye candy!!

    Love the bottles and the tray!!

    Thanks so much for your visits and kind comments! They bring a smile to my face!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  24. Love your post Emily, I also like the font you used for your title. Do you recall what it is called? Happy week ahead to you.

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  25. Everything is so charming ~ love it all!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  26. Fabulous post Emily. I love all of your beautiful elements. Thank you for a very enjoyable visit.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  27. Your last days of Summer tablescape is so fresh and pretty with the milk bottles filled with lantana. Love the galvanized pails to hold linens and flowers and your rose tipped flatware. Pretty.
    Babs

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  28. I love the milk bottles and the galvanized buckets. The Lantana is pretty and one of my favorites. Lovely tablescape. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

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  29. Your table is so lovely. My favorites are the milk bottle with flowers!

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  30. Oh my! What a beautiful place to visit. You put together so many beautiful pieces Emily. Your blog name alone is so romantic.
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Rosemary...

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  31. It is beautiful! You inspire me to collect more bottles and tin cans hehehe ^_^ Awesome post thanks for sharing.


    Kim,USA

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  32. Your rose spoons are beautiful and the bottle with the cow is just precious-enjoy:@)

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  33. Beautiful images Emily. Love the bottles and tray. You always have lovely things to share with us.

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  34. This post is so full of cuteness, Emily! :D LOVE it. I want a ruffled table runner soooooooo badly!!! The plates are adorable...Oo la la!!!

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  35. Beautiful flowers! Love the small spoons - those are so sweet!
    You have some great French inspired items! I love Fleur-de-Lis!

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  36. Your pictures are stunning. Such a fabulous way to present a pitcher of pink lemonade. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  37. What a delightful table setting. I really like your vintage milk bottles as vases.
    Mary Alice

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  38. So pretty! I would like to invite you to enter my HomeGoods 50 dollar gift card giveaway. The card can be used at TJ Maxx and Marshalls as well.

    Please visit my site to enter :)

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  39. Hey beautiful flowers in the bottles taken out of storage. Very nice post this week.
    Joyce M

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  40. What an absolutely gorgeous tablescape! I love every element, and those August flowers are beautiful too. I love the way you have the flowers in the bottles.

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  41. I am visiting via Savvy Southern Style. I love your collection of vintage bottles! Have a blessed week!

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  42. So many pretty things to look at in this post!
    I just purchased a ruffled eyelet lace table cloth...it's also white...a thrifty thrift store find! there is just something so romantic about ruffles!

    thanks for sharing your white wednesday post.
    Ciao bella.


    Creative Carmelina

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  43. Wow! En francaise ~ Love it all ~ dishes impressed me ~ bottled flower decor very creative ~ just to name a few ~ tres jolie ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  44. What a glorious tablesetting and garden you have! I love the trays, and am enchanted with the French dessert dishes and fleur de lis napkins--ah! To celebrate the end of summer, my hubby and I will be having barbecue out under our grapevine-covered pergola, and we will continue to work in the garden and get some more veggi's in for the fall and winter.

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  45. How pretty...love the Lantana in the bottles, aren't they great bloomers this time of year.

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  46. HI!!!
    BON JOUR!!!
    Oh my so simple....so elegant....so inviting!!!
    I LOVE this....my heart skips a beat listening to this music......I adore the french galvanized buckets....I would love those...were those purchased at a store?????Love the dessert plates...the napkins...OH I LOVE it all!!!
    Invite me to your next gathering!!!
    hugs,
    jamie--mimi

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  47. Hi darling, absolutely incredible. Love your plates and all the galvanized buckets, genius...hugs ~lynne~

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  48. What a grand tour you gave us of your lovely home filled with so much beauty.

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  49. Beautiful tablescape. Everything looks so inviting I want to come right over. Gorgeous photos.
    Cindy

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  50. Those tin buckets are so wonderful. It was an enjoyable visit felt like a mini trip to French countryside!

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  51. Oh how I wish I could join you, Emily! This is so Frenchy and so lovely. I lover everything about it and your garden looks fantastic!...Christine

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  52. Merci.. great great post.. I'd love to come for some pink lemonade. Your bottles are so cool. Love the buckets too. The Mexican Heather plant look soo good. Mine had a bit of sinking spell in the latest heat wave. A bientot! xo marlis

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  53. Casual, but oh so beautiful. I love all the elements you combined for this tablescape. I'd love to share a glass with you someday.

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  54. Emily, what can I say? This is sooo pretty! There is just too much loveliness for words! I love every single thing that you did...and those spoons are gorgeous!

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  55. Very pretty table. Love the little milk bottles and the galvanized buckets. Also really love those tea towels. Would love to know where you got them.

    Such a nice visit with you today.

    Amy

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  56. Such a great collection of wonderful French finds. Susan at Romancing the Home

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  57. Oh, I just love all the different glass bottles you used for the flowers Emily! Gorgeous! All of this post is stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us today on TTF!

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  58. Hi Emily, the milk bottles are delightful. I love every detail of your table. The galvanized French buckets are very YOU. hugs, Olive

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  59. I love the milk bottles with the flowers! Everything is so pretty and details are not overlooked! Happy VTT

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  60. Just Lovely, The milk bottles with the Lantana look fantastic. Love the pails too.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  61. So pretty! I love the intricate detail of the spoons.

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  62. How is it summer is coming to such a quick end? One more week here and it's over. Your table is a visual delight and you have used my very favorite flower containers...bottles.

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  63. Emily,
    Your table setting is just gorgeous! Loving the end of summer here also. Must admit, it flew by way too fast. Your French trays are ever so sweet. I have 3 milk bottles and they are something I adore collecting. Yours are so pretty with your beautiful garden flowers. Wish I was there sipping that pink lemonade with you right now! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  64. Oh my goodness! What an amazing table! I love those French champagne buckets, and the fleur de lis napkins, and the French plates, and......I could go on forever!!
    And thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comment! You are awesome!
    xxDaniella

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  65. Oh gush you just inspired me to have a garden party soon. Yes summer is almost over and it's almost time to bid farewell and embrace fall. Love your milk glass container and your tablescape is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration and the visit too I do appreciate it.

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  66. This is such a very romantic tablesetting! I love the ecclectic use of the objects you put toether - the vintage bucket, milk bottles and those gorgeous trays - all come together beautifully. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  67. So pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  68. I love what you did with the milk bottles and that gorgeous tray. Such a lovely way to display flowers. I am always inspired by your creativity!

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  69. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  70. Hi Penny, I was actually thinking of you earlier this morning, and I noticed your comment just as I sat down at my computer to pay you a visit. :) Sure hope you can join the carnival. Sounds more spooky than it really is but Anna and Marfi encourage whimsy too, so I think it will be fun.
    I ran across your lovely French drinking glasses a couple of weekends ago while shopping...simply love them and I think I might go back for them. I'll use them to toast some pink lemonade with you. ;)
    Enjoy your weekend, my dear.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  71. Emily, stopping back by to visit your summer fun again. I feel as if I've had a little beach getaway. ;-) Hope you have a good weekend........Sarah

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  72. So I am catching up on your lovely blog, and I get to the Pink lemonade post. I had to get up and make myself a lemonade. Talk about the power of suggestion. Your blog is such a delight to read and look at.

    Your roses are really spectacular. You certainly are talented!

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