Loving in Lemon
Here at House of Lights, we have the gift of being inspired by the little things in life. Whether by live jazz music at a concert, by browsing the home section of Marshall’s or by pinning on Pinterest, we are always mindful to look through the eyes of inspiration. We often combine our inspiration with our love for food. We both love to cook and we also love to eat! If you have noticed from our previous blogs, our adoration for food often translates into our centerpieces. Each month, as always, we get together to create a little magic. In this blog, we will show you how to make a lemon go a long way!
Welcome to our July blog, “Loving in Lemon”
Our nostalgia led us to create,“Rustic Romance.” We filled a tin watering can with strands of wheat and sunflowers. Even though Rima grew up in Palestine and Tashara was born and raised in Alabama, the wheat reminded us both of our childhood. Tashara decided to wrap rope around a few pieces of wheat to make a bouquet. To complete this look, we filled a mason jar with water and sliced lemon. Rima tied rope around the brim of the mason jar to add a little more character.
While Rima took pictures, Tashara exclaimed, “Pennies! I wish we had some pennies!” We pooled our cents together, cut a candle in half, and filled a jar with pennies. We love candles almost as much as we love food!
Inspired by the look of the candle and pennies, we graduated this look and created, “Lemon Love.” We cut a lemon in half and burrowed a hole in the top. We cut another candle in half and wrapped a small piece of rope for extra elegance.
The last look we created is a smaller interpretation of “Rustic Romance” and “Lemon Love.” Give us “A Penny for your Thoughts” on this centerpiece. We filled a small vase with water and pennies and topped it with baby’s breath. To add drama to the mason jar with lemon slices, we inserted a single sunflower.
To switch gears a little, we removed the penny jar and replaced it with a brass candle holder to create, “Sunflower Sensation.“ Inside the candle holder is a vase with a lemon and a few pieces of wheat. The few strands of wheat strewn on the plate make this centerpiece absolutely sensational!
We added a few drops of rose water to the mason jar to amplify the citrus lemon scent. Though we love all of the looks that we create, we both agreed that these simple centerpieces stole our hearts. Who would have thought that lemon, pennies, sunflowers and rope could work so well together?
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