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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
My table was set very simply, with the essence of spring, as I gathered a few branches with beautiful blossoms.
Even though the petals were dropping, that was okay. They added an elegant touch!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
- Stir well and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving, to allow the cucumbers to flavor the drink.
- Garnish with slices of cucumber or lemon and enjoy.
This post is sponsored by Q Squared NYC, who also provided me with product. As always, all opinions are my own!
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