Lemon Inspired Rustic Table Centerpiece and Fresh Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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A lemon-inspired spring table centerpiece

that’s bursting with bright yellow spring color

and a fresh homemade lemonade that will have you counting the days until summer!
How to make a lemon and tulips spring centerpiece | www.knickoftime.net

There are so many life lessons you can learn from the simplest of things … like a lemon.

Let’s think about it.

To make lemonade, first you need to squeeze and squish the poor little lemon until there isn’t much left but the rind.

But then after all the squeezing, squishing, and adding a bit of sugar comes the most delicious and refreshing drink that made it so worth it.

And what would lemon bars be without a bit of fresh zest?  All you have to do is scratch the surface of the rind, but it adds the extra zing that make those bars so tasty.

I think life is a lot like lemons.

Sometimes you have to be squished and squeezed until you think you can’t take anymore before you realize it was all for something really good for your life.

And sometimes you have to “scratch the surface” of other people to realize how much zing they can add to your own life if you give them a chance.

“Life Lessons from a Lemon” … someone should write a book about it (just not me). 🙂

My daughter loves lemons.  She puts slices in her water and tea, and squirts it over shrimp.

But I recently learned of a use for it that made me love lemons too.

Are you ready for it?

Lemons are a natural bleach and can help diminish age spots.

Seriously! 

Now I’m keeping our crisper drawer full of them, because I have a few age spots that have been driving me nuts.

I just started using it, so I’ll let you know if my experiment is successful.

But in the meantime, I wanted to do something pretty with all my lovely little lemons.

I put together the prettiest and easiest little lemon-inspired spring table centerpiece and made a pitcher full of fresh homemade lemonade.  So I’ll show how I did both!

How to Make a Lemon-Inspired

Spring Centerpiece

What you’ll need: (includes a few affiliate links for your convenience)

  • A small drawer or crate (I used a rustic antique small drawer)
  • Several glass containers to fit in crate
  • Fresh lemons and tulips for a temporary display
  • 10-12 faux lemons for a lasting display (this is a set of 12 lemons)
  • Faux yellow tulips for a lasting display (this is a set of 10 stems)

Instructions:

  • Place glass containers in center and corners of the crate.

How to make a Spring Centerpiece with an old crate, lemons and spring flowers | www.knickoftime.net

  • Tuck as many lemons as you can between all the containers.

DIY Spring Centerpiece with an old crate, lemons and spring flowers | www.knickoftime.net

  • Fill each container with tulips.  Add baby’s breath, daffodils, or flower leaves for fillers.

How to make a Spring Centerpiece with an old crate, lemons and spring flowers | www.knickoftime.net

Lemons and tulips rustic crate spring centerpiece | www.knickoftime.net

Last year I used the same drawer to make this Peach Roses & Fruit Filled Centerpiece.

How to create an easy fresh floral and fruit table centerpiece with vintage decor - www.knickoftime.net

There’s lemonade, and then there’s easy homemade lemonade that will have you counting the days until summer! …

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  1. Lemons sure do add a brightness to the centerpiece. Nice

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