Lakeside Limonata Table and Sparkling Cans of Flowers

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer and just two weeks away.

With summer on the horizon, I’m happy to be part of a

‘Welcome Summer’ Tablescape Blog Hop this week!

You’ll find links for summer table inspiration from 20 table stylists at the bottom of this post.

Between thunderstorms and with an eye on the weather,

I found a window of sunshine for a little alfresco dining!

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Sunny yellow lemons provided some cheery table inspiration in the form of a tablecloth and dinnerware. . .

And Sanpellegrino Sparkling Limonata cans were repurposed

as flower vases for the table.

The colorful graphics on this sparkling lemonade make a fun flower vase!

I used a can opener to remove the tops of the cans.

You can upcycle any tin or metal can (with or without the label)

as a vase for casual entertaining. I love the idea of an assortment of colorful cans blooming

with garden flowers running down the length of the table!

I cut some Popcorn Drift Roses that are in bloom now.

They start out yellow and fade to creamy white, reminiscent of buttery popcorn!

They’re joining privet that’s also in bloom and yellow alstroemeria from the grocery store.

I added some waxflowers left from another arrangement 

and gave them a good trim and added them to the vases as filler.

I was all abuzz over the bee detail on the tablecloth and I pulled out my bee napkin rings. . .

Transform your napkin rings with magnets and a little Rub ‘n Buff, HERE.

A Galvanized Metal Three Tiered Stand is a favorite centerpiece

and pulled into service frequently . . .

Ways to use a Galvanized Metal Three Tiered Stand as a Centerpiece | © #summer #centerpiece #tablescapes

It’s functional as well as versatile, serving as a breakfast station,

a centerpiece to Set Sail for Summer

or to Celebrate the Red, White and Blue!

We’ve been in a rainy and stormy weather pattern for several weeks

so I was thrilled when the clouds parted and Mother Nature

provided us with some welcome sunshine.

Napoleon bee flatware is ready for garden season!

Limonata Table Details:

Lemon Dinnerware, Bowls / Maxcera, HomeGoods, used here

Wallace Napoleon Bee Flatware

Galvanized Metal Three Tiered Stand / Pottery Barn

Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Bee Magnets / Amazon

Silver Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Lemon Tablecloth & Napkins  / HomeGoods

  Placemats / Ballard Designs

Many thanks to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Summer Tablescape Blog Hop!

*Buzz* over via the links below for more summer table inspiration this week.


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Everyday Living  | Life and Linda | Knock it Off Kim | Home is Where the Boat Is 


The Painted Apron | Me and My Captain | Debbee’s Buzz


My Family Thyme | Living With Thanksgiving |  Zucchini Sisters 
Follow the Yellow Brick Home  | Panoply


Sweet Sensations | Chasing Quaintness | Katherine’s Corner | Corner of Plaid and Paisley
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  61 comments for “Lakeside Limonata Table and Sparkling Cans of Flowers

  1. Bonnie Morgan
    May 14, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Everything lemon brings on summer for sure. How clever to utilize the colorful graphics on a sparkling lemonade can for a vase. Your galvanized three-tiered stand makes an instant focal point and is indeed versatile. Your constant imagination and cleverness never cease to amaze me.
    What a fun tablescape! Mary, I always eagerly await your blog hop post.

  2. May 14, 2019 at 7:05 am

    What a most cheerful, refreshing and beautiful table Mary! Love the arrangements in the Sanpellegrino cans. (my fav cooler drink) You have truly made the most wonderful centerpieces using that galvanized tiered tray! What can I say but every table by the water is always magnificent!…I keep saying that I need to get that Naplolean Bee flatware! Whenever you post, it always starts off my day with a smile…thanks for the smiles and so happy that you were able to create the table by the water in-between the rain…Had a nice surprise this morning as after our rains the temperatures have dropped…Have a beautiful day Mary!

  3. Ellen
    May 14, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Bright and refreshing!! Need some of that SUNNY yellow real bad!! I have discovered uses for my 3 tiered galvanized tray and here’s a new one!! 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋

  4. May 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Lemony delights on your outdoor table. Very pretty with the yellows, so spring-like.

  5. Jerri Stanton
    May 14, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Mary, Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I would have never thought to use cans as vases, so clever and green of you too! Love all the lemon with the bees. Thank you for the beauty you share. I could stare at your blue water views for hours!

  6. May 14, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Mary, your sparkling cans of flowers is such a clever idea…love it displayed on the galvanized tiered tray! The mix of lemons and bees make me automatically think of summer. It was 48 degrees this morning and feels fabulous with bright blue sunny skies! I always look forward to sitting at one of your tables! Stunning as usual! 💛

    • Karen Wright
      May 14, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Ohhhhhh, SO Lovely! Wish I could BEE 🐝there sipping Limonata🍋, enjoying the lake and the oh so lovely Limonata alfresco table!!!

      • Darlene
        May 15, 2019 at 2:27 am

        🌼AMAZING!!! ❤️Everything.

  7. franki
    May 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

    So pretty..upcycle!! franki

  8. May 14, 2019 at 8:53 am

    I’ve been keeping my tea tins to use with/in flowers and now I’ll start saving drink cans! Thanks, Mary … always a joy to visit.

  9. May 14, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I love your lemon-themed tablescape, Mary! How perfect that the bees were on the tablecloth, and you could used your flatware and napkin rings. The lemon dishes are so darling, and the Sanpellegrino cans make for the most darling, and easy vases. You’re such an inspiration!

  10. Chloe Crabtree
    May 14, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Oh Mary, you just keep amazing me! This tablecloth with the lemons and the little bees is just so adorable! The centerpiece using the cans to display the pretty yellow and white blooms is perfect for your Limonata Table! The little lemon dishes are a delightful addition to your place settings as are the coordinating bee napkin rings! Thank you once again for sharing your amazing talents with our hop!

  11. May 14, 2019 at 9:11 am

    So gorgeous Mary, the lemon love put an instant smile on my face! Yes, after days of dreary rainy weather this table is such a celebration of sunshine! The fact the there are bees on your table cloth is such a happy coincidence to bring out all your fun bee accessories! LOVE the tiered stand with the lemon cans of flowers, and the popcorn roses sound amazing! Thank you for the smiles and sunny lemon start to my day!

  12. May 14, 2019 at 9:15 am

    The flatware is delightful! Sweet as honey! Beautiful table, Mary.

  13. Clara
    May 14, 2019 at 9:49 am

    This is a beautiful tablescape Mary. Recycling the colorful cans as vases is a great idea. Your lemon tablescape is so refreshing & inviting. I love your 3 tiered server as you always style it so cleverly and those plates are gorgeous! Have a great day! Clara 💕 🍋

  14. May 14, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Mary your lemon themed table is so pretty by your Lake Norman. (BTW, HGTV has been showing houses for sale at the lake and they are so charming.) Yellow is one of my favorite colors and your table is gorgeous with all the little bees popping up here and there. I also love the new ideas from each and every tablescaper and yours never disappoints. It is always a fun and inspiring time when you are at the Blog Hops.

  15. Teresa Cline
    May 14, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Mary, It is such a delight to see how your creative mind works. I bet it never stops :) We’re hosting our neighborhood supper club in June and I’ll be borrowing this clever (and affordable!) idea for flowers on our outdoor tables! Teresa

  16. Kathleen Liedka
    May 14, 2019 at 11:06 am

    So beautiful. Love the colors and creativity. You are so talented. We have had so much rain here in Central New York – it was a blessing to look at your pictures – very uplifting. Thank you for making a difference in so many lives by sharing your passion….

  17. Cyndi Raines
    May 14, 2019 at 11:35 am

    This tablescape is like a bomb of sunshine and smiles, totally perfect with the lake as a back drop. The recycled / repurposed cans for vases is so unique and fitting for your theme and of course the 3 tier centerpiece is a wonderful tower of beauty. Love the bee flatware, still on my wish list (sigh), one day it will happen. Thanks you for more smiles and beauty today! 🍋🐝🍋🐝☀️🍋

  18. May 14, 2019 at 11:50 am

    If the sun ever makes an appearance here, maybe we can eat outside again:) It IS supposed to return tomorrow and the temps to rise too, YEAH!!! Your table is so bright and sunny and HAPPY! Love it all and need to find some magnets!

  19. May 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Everything can be a container if it can hold a bit of water, is my recipe. LOVE all the lemons, yellow is the best color for happiness and a fresh feel! Beautiful, I don’t know how you keep outdoing yourself!!!

  20. Theresa R Keller
    May 14, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    One of my favorite posts! love the lemons and the vase for flowers idea!

  21. May 14, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Your floral can arrangements are too cute. The whole setting is just lovely! It’s a pleasure to be joining you this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  22. May 14, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    So darling, I loved your other bee tablescape but this one is terrific. Where do you dream up these ideas?? I think if I were you, I would keep a scrapbook of all these tables, not even having to search your Pinterest. Love the bees and that flatware is the “bees knees”, couldn’t resist being corny.

  23. May 14, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Oh my goodness!!!! This has to be one of your most stunningly beautiful posts! So bright and happy and cheerful…….thank you so very much!

  24. May 14, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    That’s a nice sunny table Mary! Especially nice since we’re on day 5 of rain and temps in the 50’s… Ugh. I’m ready for that nice weather:@)

  25. May 14, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Mary, once again, you have set a fabulous table. Great minds think alike…LOL We both went for lemons. Your centerpiece is stunning! Plenty of sunshine and a cheery table to sit and enjoy. I do love the bee ware. I have it as well. Your cans look wonderful as vases. A tiered centerpiece looks like a showcase. I almost did a tiered stand with florals and lemons. A beautifully set Limonata table. Always a pleasure to join you.

  26. Joy
    May 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Mary, Your table is so beautiful, especially with your lake in the background! I have admired your galvanized stand in the past and ending up purchasing one a Hobby Lobby thanks to you. I so enjoy seeing how you style and use yours. Thank you for the beauty and inspiration you share with us! Joy

  27. Sandra Garth
    May 14, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    The view from your table is priceless and the lemon theme is so pretty. Great idea using the cans as vessels for the flowers. Always a pleasure to hop with you.

  28. May 14, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Mary, What’s not to love? the lemon tablecloth, the lemon dishes, the lemon napkins, the gorgeous flowers on the tiered tray in the San Pellegrino cans. It’s all beautiful and summery. Can’t beat the lakeside setting.

  29. May 14, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    The sun is shining right here on my iPad because of you! The Lemon Cheer just melts my heart! Then add some bees…! Makes me so happy!

    Loved it all!


  30. May 15, 2019 at 9:28 am

    You know I love me some lemons! I miss the abundance I had at our old house, nothing screams FRESH like lemons galore! How tall does buttered popcorn get, I have a statue I want to circle, but need them low, your looks compact?

    Gorgeous as always, lemons, bees, fresh flowers, the pure simple joys of life! We are getting rain for a week, unheard of for my climate, I must say it just feels good to linger in bed, I have been hitting the garden hard before dawn breaks, a life of leisure is sounding pretty good today!

  31. Gina
    May 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I love every little detail; you are so talented!

  32. May 15, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Mary, bee still my heart! You just know I am all a-buzz over the linens with bee accents and lovely napkin rings. I have the Napoleon bee flatware in my own collection — we both obviously have exceptional taste LOL! How very clever and charming is your centerpiece made with those colorful cans and flowers! Add to all that the gorgeous setting, and you have a stunner of a summer tablescape.

  33. May 15, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    What a fun and creative tablescape! Love the idea of using the cans for the flowers and the lemon theme! Hopefully the weather will start cooperating and you’ll enjoy more days like this one!

  34. Nancy Townsend
    May 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Love your Lemon theme with the friendly bees! So beautiful! I noticed Cracker Barrel had a cute display of “Bee things” for this summer and of course had to add to my collection. You are such an inspiration to your fan club :) It’s already 100 degrees in Phoenix, most of our lemons have been picked, but our freezers are now full of lemon juice and rinds. We are Blessed!

  35. Sheran
    May 16, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I don’t like yellow, but Love ❤️ your table. I have a lemon tree and can see I can do more with them other than just make lemonade and lemon bars. Thank you for the terrific ideas.

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  37. May 17, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I let out an audible sigh when I saw your lovely table by the lake. The tiered centerpiece and repurposed cans are delightful and add a touch of whimsy to your beautiful table. The bee flatware is adorable and the table cloth makes me smile. It’s really a lovely summer setting, I’m glad the weather allowed you to share this with us. It’s a pleasure to be on the tablescape hop with you. Hugs

  38. May 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Lemony fresh perfection!!!! Love it!!! So many beautiful touches. Love the bee flatware adorning the bee on the tablecloth. Your tiered tray is perfectly styled with such creativeness of the cans and florals, all on the perfect setting of your lake. Just GORGEOUS!!! I hope you have some nice weather now to enjoy the lake!! Always such a pleasure to hop with you, Mary.

  39. May 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Oh my Mary, this table is perfection! How clever to use Limonata cans as vases for your beautiful arrangements. I love the abundance of lemons in your 3 tiered stand. The lemon tablecloth, plates and bee flatware are so charming. And the finishing touch is the breathtaking view of the lake. Thanks for the inspiration! It’s always a pleasure hopping with you!

  40. May 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Mary, I’m late arriving, but oh, my is this table one I’m glad not to miss! I love the idea of using your tiered tray for a centerpiece, and how clever to use the lemonata cans for vases. I’m a fan of all things lemon and bees so this table hits all the marks for me. Add in the view of your pretty lake, and you’ll have a difficult time getting me to leave. Lovely summertime table!!!

  41. May 18, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Your tablescapes are always stunning with great tips. Transforming a napkin ring with bee magnets and Rub ‘n Buff is so creative. And those colorful limonade cans used as flower vases is brilliant!


  42. Kim Young -KnockitOffKim
    May 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Mary, your tables are always so fun! I love your bee flatware and adore your DIY Pellegrino vases! Such a cute idea. What a sweet, summery table – so fun hopping with you again!

  43. May 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Adorable. I love lemon decor and bees. So cute.

  44. May 21, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Love this table! Those lemons and all the yellow are so pretty and perfect for summer! Hugs!

  45. lynnemyfamilythyme
    May 26, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Mary, this table is absolutely amazing! The picturesque setting is the perfect backdrop for your lovely summertime table. I love all of your attention to detail…the napkin rings, your gorgeous flatware, and the clever way you used the cans as vases. It is all so lovely! So happy to be on this blog hop with you!

  46. Donna B Oliphint
    June 10, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Love this table! I ordered the Napoleon Bee flatware from Horchow since they had a sale on it and free shipping! Just got it and love it. Can’t wait to use it when I have my Busy Bees Brunch!

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