Monday, August 2, 2010

A Lemonade Cart

My sister and her family arrived from Memphis for a long weekend visit.  We were so excited to see everyone!  I set up this 'lemonade cart' so that everyone would feel free to help themselves to a drink!  Lemonade is the perfect drink for little kids and adults on these hot summer days! 
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The vintage black cart was a recent purchase from an antique store in Lafayette, Georgia.  The store was going out of business, so I snagged it while visiting my aunt and uncle!  Of course, Mason jars are a must for ice cold lemonade!  The little napkins came from Target and were available in yellow and pink.  The beverage container is from Wisteria.  I purchased it at the end of last season, while they were having a sale.  The French 'Sirop De Citron' label was found at the Graphics Fairy.  I printed it and added 'Lemonade Cart' and 'Please Enjoy!'  Here is a better view of this terrific label:

 

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81 comments :

Linda said...

This is so charming...I would feel really special as one of your guests!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christie...

Ohhh my...if this isn't the prettiest lemonade stand/set-up that I've ever seen! I love it! The little black cart is just perfect for holding that awesome beverage jar and the canning jars! Love that pretty black and white cloth that you used inside the cart too! It's all sooo pretty and sooo inviting! I would love a jar full of that refreshing lemonade! I'm going to keep my eyes out for a similar cart...love, love, LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for sharing your treats with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your lemonade cart is too cute. What a great way for guests to be refreshed. I love it. Your photos are so crisp and clear. You must have a SLR like I want someday.

Jennifer said...

That is just too cute!!! I love everything about it!

Rachel said...

If you put that out for me while I was visiting, I would be wheeling that cute little wagon all over to enjoy the beauty of it no matter where I sat while visitng! Very well thought out!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a cute and creative idea. I am in love with your lemonade cart!
Hugs, Sherry

Amy Kinser said...

How cute and inviting. What a great treat for your family.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really cute!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I love lemonade, and to be served out of canning jars takes me back! Great display!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it, the cart is adorable...love your curtains too!

Rondell

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

Ohhh, how cute is that! Cool, refreshing and inviting!! Thanks for sharing..
Carolee ~ visionsofbliss

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE your lemonade cart idea!! We recently had a crowd over for a casual dinner party. I served lemonade in mason jars and I could not believe the response I got....I thought EVERYONE served lemonade in mason jars, lol!!

Blessings!
Gail

Monica M. Judd said...

Benjamin's words upon seeing your lovely lemonade cart: "Why does Mrs. Christie do all the cool stuff?" All I could say is because she's amazing and thoughtful that way! Girl you are loved by this family... and we miss you terribly!

Patricia Torres said...

That is so gorgeous.... What a fabulous idea!! Loved it.. So summery... so gorgeous!! I'm now your new fan... Loved.. loved your blog!! :-)

It's me said...

beautiful lemom pictures !!.....happy day..love Ria....

kate said...

Oh how cute, love all the detail you went to make it perfect!!! Yellow and black is great.
See my post to Lindsey, when she wanted a beverage server....best to you
kate :)

Kathy said...

My girl Bunny Jean sent me over and I'm glad she did!
LOVE your blog and the Lemonade cart and all the fixins....Darling!
Great visit here...I'll be returning soon!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...
Stop in too...love to have you!

Meg said...

Mmmm....yum. Looks delicious!

GardenofDaisies said...

The little wagon is the cutest idea!!! And I love using canning jars as glasses.

Style Sisters said...

Oh my gosh this is just the best centerpiece idea ever!! I love love love this! Please link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog today.

Karin

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh, this is just too adorable!!! I bet your family loved it! Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Terrell said...

Love this!!! It's so charming and fun! What a great display!!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Sue said...

Love the cart and its use as your beverage server! I've used mason jars as glassware for years- people love them. :-) Enjoyed finding your blog.
~ Sue

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is so cute and the perfect post for this weather...my thermometer hit over 100 today...just not used to that kind of temps...Now I have to go make lemonade :-)

{ L } said...

Ohhh, this cart is JUST charming!! It is so fun to see all the pictures. I am so enjoying your blog and I'm a happy new follower! :)

It took me AGES to get over here. I am the worst blogger, lol...I am the one who did a picnic and we used matching napkins! ;) Happy to have found you.

once in a blue moon... said...

very cute!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Wowsy! That lemonade cart is something special! I love the whole concept! Joni

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Well, how cute is that!! Great idea, love that little wagon!

Katherine

Entertaining Women said...

The wagon and the Wisteria container add up to a delightful tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your darling lemonade stand could wheel right over to my house! I just love it! So very creative and what a welcome for your guests from Memphis. And they will certainly appreciate the lemmony libation, it is soooo hot in Memphis, I have heard.

I can see the colors and design of your dinning area in the background. Perfection! Green with black and white toile is fabulous!
Have a wonderful weekend with your guests.
Yvonne

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your lemonade cart is wonderful! I love the colors!!!!!!! And serving lemonade in mason jars is new to me! So thoughtful for your guests and cool looking for this hot summer. Linda

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This is so cute and creative! I just love that little cart!

Donna

Marty said...

Soooo sweet=) I love everything about it=)

Sailing Simply said...

This is so cute and such a warm welcome to do for your guests! How could anyone resist lemonade to begin with but you have made it totally irresitible here! Love all the details!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

What a cute cart. I want one! A great idea and it all looks so refreshing!

MessyMissy said...

I love it!!! That is just plain adorable.

Staci J said...

Can this be any more perfect!! I don't think so! How adorably creative is this:)
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Martina said...

If life gives you lemons ... hmmm, must make me some over the weekend - some fresh mint tastes great in it too. Your pix are gorgeous!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is a very creative idea. I use to have some mock ball jar glasses that had handles. Wish I had kept them. Love your display. ~~Sherry~~

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a great idea! So, so, so pretty and creative!
Love it,
Joyce

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This is just what I need for our poolside.
Another Friday's Favorite~ come join the party!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How sweet and charming! It is so welcoming and fantastic to look at. Kids must have just loved this. Great idea!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"This is WONDERFUL"!!! an amazing way to lift the lemonade jug on the table!!! WHAT a perfect idea...Thank you SO much for sharing this with us!!! OH how I WISH I could have one of those large mugs of that RIGHT NOW!!!
Donna@Conghaile Cottage

Lisa said...

That's the cutest thing I've seen a long time!!! I LOVE IT!

Ellie said...

I love it! Delightful!

Elizabeth said...

Looks so refreshing! Yum! Love the mason jars for the cups! What a great idea!
:]Elizabeth

Marlis said...

I love the drink dispenser in the cart. It's adorable. So refreshing and so cute.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Now that is such a great idea!! Love it!!
Debbie

FrouFrouBritches said...

That might be the cutest idea EVER! Precious!

Rita May said...

Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing. I did a post on lemon love on MAY DAYS. I'll be using some of your ideas this weekend. I'll have to use a pitcher instead of the dispenser. The framed print is a must have too.
Cheers!
Rita

Terrell said...

Thank you so much for linking this to my party! Have a fabulous weekend!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Mimi said...

Love your lemonade cart!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! This is so incredible! Looks like you should be in Romantic Homes Magazine! Love your French graphic. I visit the Graphic Fairy often :) Saw you over at Funky Junk.

Denise Marie said...

how much fun to walk into that lemonade station.

Green Gracie Home said...

what a wonderful way to welcome your family...love it!

this blessed nest said...

lafayette georgia???

well, that's about 30 minutes from my house. small world isn't it?

darling cart. love the black & yellow combo.

we just had a lemonade stand at my twins' 2nd bday (hopefully) the post will be up on monday. something about lemonade & summertime...it just goes together.

take care!
kellie

Becca said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up.

Becca
becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

Randi said...

I just love your lemonade cart. It's simple but absolutely beautiful and what a wonderful way to welcome visitors. I'm sure they felt so special.

Brooke said...

This looks amazing! So beautiful. I will be linking to your wonderful cart.
Thanks for sharing.
Brooke
thecraftcave.blogspot.com

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

super adorable idea! Might have to steal ;o)

hugs! Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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Jacqueline said...

This is just gorgeous. You put all the right elements together to create a fabulous post. The yellow of the lemons just make the pictures pop. Love the advertisement and the napkins too. The photos of everything are just stunning.

It is official, I am your newest follower!

Shirley said...

This is such a creative idea! Love your photos. Made my mouth water!!

Average Girl said...

Do you think you could roll that cart over to my house per chance? We seem to drink Lemonade from a can!!!

Great, fantastic, superb and wonderful of an idea!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

As always, I love your style! That cart was such a great find, and you have put it to such an adorable use. Love your dispenser, and this does look like such a thirst-quenching treat for these hot summer days. Thank you so much for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Lei said...

Love this! So inviting. :)

Donene said...

I love how cute this is! I think I need a jar of lemonade!

Shannon said...

I would cherish being your guest, but may not want to leave. Thanks for sharing your beautiful vingette!

getting into truffle

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is by far the cutest lemonade stand I have ever seen! Adorable! I am featuring this today; stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Blue Creek Home said...

Coming over from Under the Table and Dreaming.
This is the cutest, most beautifully executed idea ever!! I love it!

Rhonda

Kuzak's Closet said...

What a cute idea! I wish I was visiting and could enjoy some lemonade :)

Thanks for linking to Sister Sister Sunday.

-Amanda

Kristen said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen! Who wouldn't want a glass a lemonade if it's presented to them like that? Love it!

Bella said...

Yummy, that def made my mouth water. That just looks so delicious. Im amazed at how you came up with it. It's simply beautiful, and would love it if you shared that with my readers. I've started a linky party challenge, and would love for you to share. :)

AliLilly said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love it! ALL OF IT!!! I'm following you from Bella's Amaze Me August Party! :)

Bella said...

Christie, thanks again for joining my party, and I did a small feature on you today, just wanted to say THANK YOU!

Krishana said...

That has absolutely got to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen!

Sonia said...

That is so pretty and refreshing looking! Love lemonade and that cart is so beautiful filled with those jars and beverage server!! Love your colors in your dining room..black and white so frenchy and elegant!

Miss Bloomers

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christie...

Ohhh...I remember your awesome lemonade cart! It's a fabulous idea...what a pretty way to serve lemonade! I am definitely committing this idea to memory! Well my friend, this really is the prettiest presentation of lemonade that I have ever seen! Ohhh...and your photos are gorgeous! Couldn't help notice your fabulous black and white toile drapes in the background...sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing this sweet post with us today for Sunday Favorites!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sue said...

This is precious!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a super cute way to serve refreshments. I love everything about the display. And that lemonade looks so refreshing.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Adorable yet elegant simultaneously.

You just made my Solo cups and Sharpie marker names scrawled upon same look even lamer than usual ;)

Love it!

1 Funky Woman said...

I'm going through some of your old posts and this is just so darling. How you set it up is so inviting! Love the container and I would love mason jars to drink out of. Now I'm on a mission to find some!

Off to read more of your wonderful blog!

Megan

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