Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink, with the Q Squared NYC Hampton Toile collection!

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Spring has become my favorite season in Oregon, and this year it came much sooner than anticipated. But I won’t complain. I love and cherish these spring days when they come my way, feeling the sun beating upon my face, crocuses and daffodils breaking through the ground, with the promise of many sun filled days ahead.

Last night I caught the sun kissing the blossoms I had sitting on our outside table! Seriously, I stopped and took a deep breath, and gave thanks for the day.

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Be still my heart … springtime sunshine and flowers and new life!

Hampton Toile Collection.

Which reminds me of the season ahead for entertaining! I have a beautiful table setting for you today, from Q Squared NYC, with one of their brand new patterns, which I adore!

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

I mean, who doesn’t love the softness and elegance of spring, and this Hampton Toile pattern has created that with their delicate hand-drawn design. I really love sharing these “set the table” posts with you, especially all you dish-lovers, and I want to give you enough time to pop over to Q Squared to get your order in time for your beautiful spring or Easter table this year!

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Today I used 3 sizes of their hammered texture dishes. They also have bowls and platters to go with this gorgeous style!

3 plate sizes:

Appetizer. 5.5″ Round Ruffle Plate

Salad. 8″ Round Ruffle Plate

Dinner plate: 10.5″ Round Ruffle Plate

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

And, by the way, their product may look like fine china, but it’s 100% highest quality melamine, dishwasher safe (top and bottom rack), heat resistant, and best of all lightweight and durable!

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

My table was set very simply, with the essence of spring, as I gathered a few branches with beautiful blossoms.

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Even though the petals were dropping, that was okay. They added an elegant touch!

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Set for brunch, I pulled out my wedding (almost 25 years ago) water goblets, and champagne glasses, for a delightful lemonade.

White cloth napkins and burlap chargers from Michael’s.

Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Hosting in springtime makes me giddy. I think with all the colors, flowers, scents, brighter days, textures, patterns … a change of season is good!

Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Cucumber Lemonade Drink.

Now for this delicious, very simple recipe. Orange juice or mimosas are yummy, but I took a spin on the spring and served a Cucumber Lemonade Drink! Tangy lemons and fresh cucumbers give this drink a nice flavor. You can also add spritz to the drink. This is easily my favorite new drink, and possibly the best I have ever had when it comes to lemonade.

I sliced cocktail cucumbers and lemons, and served several slices in each glass.

Cucumber Lemonade Drink

I love how fresh cucumbers are in a drink. To me they say Spring and Summer.

As does this elegant, beautiful dish pattern. My daughter and I are already dreaming of outdoor entertaining, with soft pink peonies lining the center of the table with this baby blue … gorgeous!

Tabletops & Trends Pinterest.

There are so many entertaining opportunities in the springtime … dinner parties, baby and bridal showers, ladies’ teas, girls’-night-out, Easter and Mother’s Day! Also, I wanted to make sure you’re following my Tabletops and Trends Pinterest board, where 25 of my fellow design bloggers are pinning great ideas to!

Enjoy the beautiful inspiration today and head on over to Q Squared and take a look at their very fine product!

Will you be hosting any parties this spring?

Cucumber Lemonade Drink

Cucumber Lemonade Drink

A refreshing cucumber lemonade. You can use several slices of cocktail cucumbers. You can also puree whole cucumbers; strain, and then mix it with lemon juice and a simple syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 20 cups cold water
  • 12 large lemons (or 14-16 small), juiced
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 6-8 cocktail cucumbers (I bought at Costco)–enough slices of cucumber for garnish
  • Extra slices lemon

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Stir well and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving, to allow the cucumbers to flavor the drink.
  3. Garnish with slices of cucumber or lemon and enjoy.
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11 comments on “Set a Springy Blossom Table with Cucumber Lemonade Drink”

  1. That place setting is gorgeous! I love the toile. And the drink!! Need it.

  2. We discovered cucumber lemonade last summer. My recipe you puree whole cucumbers (we had a ton in the garden last year) strain it and then mix it with lemon juice and a simple syrup.
    We liked it so much that I made extra (we had plenty of cucumbers) and froze the cucumber juice so we could have some in early summer before the cucumbers are ready. I’m hoping for as nice of a summer as we had last summer.

  3. such pretty dishes!!! and a lovely spring table! nothing like a white cotton napkin!

  4. As always you deliver a beautiful table and wonderful recipes! Love the dishware…. you cannot go wrong with Toile! Happy Spring Sandy! Blessings Curtis & Sherrie.

  5. You had me at cucumber….this is such a refreshing springy drink, I love it! Your table setting is so gorgeous! That soft blue and your flower branches, love it all.

  6. I just love your table setting! It is absolutely beautiful! The lemonade drink sounds so delicious and refreshing. You are my favorite blogger and I genuinely look forward to reading your posts each and every day:)

  7. Those plates are absolutely gorgeous, and your drink elevates the look of the whole table. So beautiful, and so SPRING!

  8. I have a thing for cucumber in my water and drinks, so I’m loving this. And that dinnerware is lovely – Q Squared NYC has such a wonderful variety of patterns!

  9. I love how refreshing cucumber is in a drink!

  10. We’re lemonade twinners this week! :) Love that you added cucumber to yours. And that table – gorgeous!

  11. Those are two flavors I would have never thought of combining, but it sounds delicious. I may have to make this for our family’s Easter brunch this year.

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