While the temperature is boiling outside, I decided this Goodwill Gal needs a little dose of freshness and cheer inside.
When I think of fresh, I think of lemons, do you?
Maybe I’ve heard the term “lemony fresh scent” one too many times.
It has definitely worked on me.
I believe one way to perk up your home and possibly the people in it, is to set the table according to the mood you’re trying to create.
Today, I’m going with fresh and cheery.
I pulled out my yellow and lime striped napkins and matching table runner.
Six napkins and table runner purchased from my local Goodwill.
In my opinion …
yellow and green make a great refreshing combination.
I gave them a quick laundering then a quick press.
When I say a quick press, I mean a quick press.
Let’s not get crazy, the last thing I want to do is linger around anything throwing out heat when it’s 100+ degrees outside.
I have accumulated a nice collection of vintage green glassware and whether serving family or friends, these pieces get their fair share of use.
Each and every piece of my collection came from Goodwill. I really have to be selective about the pieces I fall in love with or else I’ll run out of storage space and funds!
These pieces go great with the lemon and lime theme I have in mind.
Two different styles of glasses will be perfect.
Who says everything has to match?
Of course, the centerpiece needs to speak lemony fresh so I added some daisies to a clear glass vase and filled it with water and sliced lemons.
Pretty and simple.
These make me smile.
I used white plates for my place setting and added a lime, just for fun!
If you’ll notice, I used the solid side of the table runner, instead of the striped side, to add a nice contrast to the napkins.
When I purchased this soup tureen from Goodwill, I had every intention of using it for soup.
Well, hello, it is a soup tureen.
The truth is,
it has not seen one savory spoonful of soup come it’s way.
The soup can wait, today I filled it with juicy, green grapes.
You’ve seen my vintage glassware collection but I happen to love vintage milk glass even better.
Meet the ladies in white.
(White pitcher on first shelf is not milk glass)
Again, these pieces came straight from the shelves of Goodwill and now live in harmony with the greens.
I chose an adorable little milk glass relish tray,
to serve crisp celery, broccoli and pickles.
I added a little dollop of veggie dip right in the center.
I added some green apples here and there
and some limes too.
My fresh and cheery table setting is complete!
Suddenly, Phoenix in August just got a lot cooler.
Okay, a little cooler but it sure does make me feel cheery while I’m stuck inside.
What makes your home cheery?