Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lemon Topiary

I have been wanting a lemon topiary for a long time, but the price just stops me every time I find one.
This is the kind I am talking about.  This one is on line for $49, however I did see some at Home Goods for around $29 that were much smaller.  I don't want a really big one, just one about 12 to 14 inches tall.

A friend and I were out running around on Friday and we stopped into Michaels to pick up some flowers and to look around a little bit.  I got some really pretty yellow and white tulips.  I can't wait to play with them.

While we were there, I wandered into the "faux fruit" section.  They had these wonderful bunches of lemons for $5.95, so we decided that I could make a topiary for practically nothing.  I had an old clay pot and some moss, plus I could reuse this piece of floral foam. (Now this is really called recycling)

I found some really small twigs in the backyard to wire around the stem. (oops I need to clip the ends off of the wire)

Looks pretty good for the price.

 I also scored some carrots while I was there.  They were $5.95 also, and best of all I had a 30% off coupon, so everything was a bargain.

The flowers and the fruit came to under $20, and I had a fabulous day with a friend.  Now, off the make some kind of new arrangement with the tulips.

Have you found any goodies lately?

I am joining:
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.
 Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for SNS.
  Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
  Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday
Tammy @ One More Time for Share It One More Time
Danielle @ Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sundays
Aimee @ Twigg Studios for Sunday Showoff Party
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time
Roeshel @ DIY Showoff for DIY Showoff Party
Katie @ Creatively Living for Monday Funday Party
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Cindy @ Dwellings-Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - I love that you guys link up more than just your table vignettes for Table Top Tuesday, and there is so much inspiration out there to share, so we are changing the name of the party.  It is now

You can link up anything, crafts, DIY, projects, food, sewing, painting, gardening, tablescapes, vignettes, anything you have been up to and creating.  We want to see it all, so link it all up. Be sure to change the name on your party list and spread the word.  Same time each week.  The party will be open Monday evening by 5 PM.  I can't wait to see everything you are doing, so share it all.

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  1. You did a GREAT job with your new faux fruits and veggies.

    I too would love a lemon tree but not here in Ohio so much, haha. My daughter - my youngest who lived in SoCal for 7 years always had real potted lemon trees and I was so happy for her. She is a super awesome gardener.

    As far as Tabletop Tuesday,totally makes sense to be doing that change...and I presume tablescapes are still a go, too. ? :- )

    Can't wait to see what everyone is up to for it, always one of the best linky parties around!

    Have a wonderful day, Marty! Hugs!

  2. Oh, I love the lemon topiary you created! Sweet pop of color on your countertop!

  3. I love the pop of color that it adds! Looks Great!

  4. Love the lemon topiary, Marty! Did the lemons come on picks or did you insert wires into them? Great job! XO, pinky

    1. They came as a bunch , like a bunch of flowers. I didn't do anything but add the twigs.

  5. Clever lady! Your topiary turned out great. I've never made a topiary, but just may give it a try. Thanks!

  6. So pretty Marty!!!! Wish I could make something like that, perfect for spring!

  7. It adds a nice splash of color among your neutrals!I like your style too! It has an old world feel to it that I have always been fond of.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  8. Hi lovely lady.
    Your lemon topiary looks so pretty! This would look beautiful on my green Inland in my Kitchen. Marty hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  9. I love topiaries and your lemon topiary looks fabulous in your vignette! I'm so glad you're changing your party to Inspire Me Tuesday! There have been many times I wanted to join in but couldn't justify my project as tabletop related. Thanks so much, can't wait for the next one!

  10. I love the lemon topiary Marty and thank you for the tutorial,it looks easy too. I always admire and love your kitchen vignettes. I'd like to do one with a couple of pretty elements like yours, because I haven't much counter space. Enjoy your weekend.

  11. Awesome! That looks so pretty! Don't you love it when you can pull something great together for next to nothing & use some things you already have at the same time?

  12. This turned out just great, Marty, and you saved a bundle! Love it!


  13. Marty,
    Creativity and inspiration abounds, dear one!!!
    Love the brightness it adds to your already amazing vignette!!!

  14. Marty, you did a wonderful job on your topiary. I've been making them for years. Love the carrots; very cute! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.


  15. Love your lemon topiary. The table basket with the carrots, pastry and chef is really fun.

  16. Love your topiary, you did a great job! I just love your kitchen vignettes, always so pretty!
    Great party know I'll be joining! :)

  17. You always have the most delightful vignettes, Marty! Loving the lemon topiary you made. It looks every bit as good as the others pictured.
    Mary Alice

  18. Your lemon topiary is too cute! I love it...:) I am on the lookout for lemons too for a summer vignette. I'll have to check Michaels! Thanks for sharing...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  19. what a great idea, love that vignette!

  20. HI Marty,
    Love your new lemon topiary, you did a great job on it.
    and it went so well in your lovely vignette.....
    Very nice hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  21. Love your lemon topiary, Marty. xo Laura

  22. So clever! I agree totally, it's really hard to spend a lot of money on topiary trees...I love how all of your vignettes always have the perfect amount of texture, shine and metal.

  23. Yes! I love lemon topiarys too, but I would love a real live lemon tree topiary in a pot for the backyard. Hehe! I think your created topiary turned out wonderfully and for such a great price too. Beautiful!

  24. Lemons are my favorite, it is the theme in my kitchen (along with the Italian countryside) I too have been wanting a real lemon tree (dwarf size of sourse) but the man here wont see them to me only banana trees. lol So I went to HomeGoods and found a pretty big one about a year ago for under $20.00. Love it!

    You did an amazing job...I always buy the lemons and through them in jar or basket....this is genius!!!

    xoxoxo Marty

    Lucky 7 Design

  25. This turned out SO pretty!! Would love it if you would link up to my {all things creative} Linky Party!


  26. Oh, I love lemon anything, especially topiaries! Yours is so cute! So glad you could recycle.

  27. Love, love it did a fantastic job....will be keeping this project in my mind for the future!!..

  28. I found you over at From my Front Porch to your blog - I am your newest follower!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  29. This looks so realistic! Love the look of lemons and greenery. Thanks for sharing this project at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  30. What an economical way to create your lemon topiary, Marty. I've been looking for realistic lemons to fill an apothecary jar- I think I'll check these bunches out. They seem much more reasonable than buying each one separately at almost $5 apiece. :-) Sue

  31. Love your Lemon Topiary Mary!! It came out great. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Your little lemon topiary turned out beautiful. Thanks, for the inspiration.

  33. I think I should make a trip to Michael's.

  34. Hi Marty, Just stopping by to let you know I featured your Lemon topiary so how it just sets off your vignette you created.
    Thanks for sharing!

  35. Great job, it inspired me to make one! Thanks!!!

  36. Thanks for the idea, here's mine-