By Renae Frey

How to Create a Beautiful Citrus Tablescape

Looking for a great tablescape idea for your garden party? I have the prettiest tablescape idea for you. You are going to love it.

Having a garden party themed Bridal or Baby Shower? This beautiful tablescape idea would be perfect for your celebration.

Hello Friends!

I’m so glad that you are here today. I’m absolutely giddy! I’m going to share with you How to Create a Beautiful Citrus Tablescape, my favorite tablescape ever! Here’s your warning-There are lots of pics in this post. I hope that you love it as much as I do.

I am joining a great group of ladies for a Garden Themed Blog Hop organized by Cindy from Cloches and Lavender. If you are coming over from Kimberly from From Farmhouse to Florida, Welcome! I am so glad that you are here.

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See what I mean? Isn’t this the prettiest tablescape?

Every time that I go to the local flower market, I lose control and I end up coming home with a carload of flowers.

I love the mix of all the citrus with the flowers.

I have been wanting to do a tablescape using citrus, it just feels so refreshing to me. I knew that I wanted to use lemons, kumquats and grapefruit. I decided to use colors from these fruits-yellow, orange, peach and pink. The picture above was a happy accident. The stacked were napkins on this chair while waiting their turn setting the table. An assortment of peach and pink cloth napkins were used.

I used two of my vintage silver three tiered trays with the floral arrangements near the middle of the table, I added vintage crystal candlesticks in the center of the table. Two vintage silver candelabra were put nearer to the ends of the table. Then a “garland’ was created with greenery and fruit. I used pink/peach roses, pink and yellow cottage roses, Freesia, peach, orange and yellow Ranunculus, Hypericum, Italian Ruscus, white Hawthorne, pink/peach Stock. It is a wonderful combination.

I love this time of year when the wisteria is blooming. It’s just magical. I love how it drapes so beautifully.

I used silver chargers, gold rimmed dinnerware and topped it with a peach colored linen napkins.
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I have two identical vintage silver three teired trays to arrange the citrus and florals. Watch the video above to see how I made the citrus and floral arrangement. Two of my favorite tricks to keep flowers fresh longer are to dip the stems in Quick Dip, then to spray the entire arrangement with Crowning Glory. Both are floral preservers. The Crowning Glory even adds a bit of a sheen to the flowers.

I just love how this turned out, it’s perfect for a outdoor dinner with friends and family.

Our dining pavillion seats sixteen to twenty people comfortably and it’s a wonderful place to dine outdoors, even when it’s chilly outside, as we installed heaters in the eaves.

When I was designing my vegetable and flower garden, I knew that I had to remove a very large tree that was right in the middle of my new garden spot. We had the tree milled and we built this table out of it. The table is 20′ x 5′.

See more beautiful tablescapes here, here, here, here and here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am truly grateful. Please follow me on, Instagram @peacockridge, on Pinterest and YouTube.

I hope that you will head over to Susan’s from Hen and Horse Design. She is sharing How to Decorate Your Porch.

Hugs and blessings to you,


48 thoughts on “How to Create a Beautiful Citrus Tablescape”

  1. Renae, setting this table with you was one of the delights of my life! Thank you so much for providing the venue, the energy, and the inspiration for this beautiful citrus tablescape! I see many more tables in our future, and maybe sometime soon we’ll be able to sit down together and continue the party! Happy Springtime my friend!

    1. Definitely! I’m not sure it’s safe to have both of us in the same town. I’m so looking forward to many more adventures with you. Hugs and Blessings to you.

  2. Lemons are one of my favorite things to decorate with! Always so fresh and inviting. I really want to try the cake recipe. Looks yummy! Cheers to you! `Missy

  3. What a beautiful venue and table scape! Thank you for letting me create the menu with you and envision what a lovely lunch here would include. May there be many more in our future! Virtually and some day with our feet together under that table! It was a joy !

    1. Absolutely! There will be many more in our future. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes. Hugs and blessings to you.

  4. It all looks so amazing Renee!! Just gorgeous

  5. What a stunning table. The wisteria is so lush. Your pavilion is so gorgeous. This looks right out of a magazine. I can’t wait to go tour your garden. So happy to find you (through Barbara).

    1. Thank you so much, Andrea. Hugs and blessings to you.

  6. Your photography is just amazing! Love the post, so easy to follow and be able to create this magnificent table!

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind feedback.
      Hugs and blessings to you.

  7. Your tablescape with the citrus and flowers is stunning!

  8. Renae, you knocked it out of the park with that gorgeous centerpiece. Your 20′ table is amazing – I can just imagine family and friends gathering around! Your video is soooo good!! Blessings to you too!

      1. Susan

        Looks lovely Renae! Beautiful inspiration!

  9. Renae, this is a beautiful tablescape! I cannot wait to see the followup posts about this wonderful table, the dining pavilion, the events you host here and more. I am so inspired by all of the designs and tables and cannot wait to make one on a smaller scale.

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. I have a post on the dining pavillion. Hugs and blessings to you.

  10. Gorgeous party venue and decor. Your table settings are glorious.
    Have a great week,

  11. This is so beautiful! The color of the napkins and all the flowers and citrus make for a perfect combination. I can’t get over the wisteria too.

  12. Sweetie

    Isnโ€™t it fun when we add friends to any gathering? I love how each of you brought your gifts to the table and created such alum for us all!

    1. Thank you so much, Sweetie. The more the merrier. Hugs to you.

  13. Renae you outdid yourself! First of all your dining pavilion is stunning no matter what you do on the table. It’s absolutely picture perfect. This tablescape you created is one of my favorites of all time! It’s over the top amazing. It would work for basically any occasion including a wedding. The colors are amazing together and all the citrus adds the perfect fresh touch. Love it so much!

    1. Thank you so much, Tara. It is my all time favorite. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank ypou so much, Jennifer. Hugs and blessings to you.

  14. Libbie@alifeunfolding

    Wow! Just WOW! This is so beautiful. Kudos to you!

    1. Thank you so much, Libbie. This one was definitely my favorite tablescape ever. Blessings to you.

  15. This is absolutely stunning!!! From the flowers to the food, who wouldn’t want to be right there! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. I found your blog through “Friendship Friday”! What a gorgeous setting. Your wisteria took my breath away–wow! I can see you are very talented and inspirational.

    1. Thank you so much. I am so glad that you found me. Hugs and blessings to you.

  17. Renee, this table setting is so gorgeous! I’m inspired to do my own! Looking forward to more.

  18. Renae, this is so beautiful! The citrus is so refreshing, the flowers are perfectly gorgeous. Your table setting is beyond glorious. I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to join you at your table. Xo Lidy

  19. Renae, your table is stunning, absolutely stunning. I’m swooning and can’t stop scrolling through. I’m hosting a dinner next week and I’d love to try and do something similar … of course, there’s no way I’ll be able to achieve this perfection. We’ve been having an issue with flies and yellow jackets this summer someone told me citrus on the table detracts flies … I don’t know if it’s true but it would be an added bonus. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll let you know! xo

  20. Renae, this tablescape stopped me dead in my tracks. It is one of the most beautiful summer tablescapes that I have ever scene. It is so elegant and absolutely stunning. Definitely magazine worthy, my dear friend. STUNNING!

  21. I absolutely love the tablescape. It’s beyond words. But to know that you made the table from the tree you removed makes my heart go pitter pat. We had to remove the two (over 300 yr. old) trees in the front yard about a year ago and are planning to make a few things as well. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  22. Renae, your post is making me giddy too! I can’t get enough of the citrus and fresh florals! Just gorgeous!

  23. Leslie Watkins

    Funny! I actually linked this post with my recipes in it and Mantle and Table on today’s hop, too! Happy Hopping!

  24. Absolutely stunning Renae! Thanks for hopping with me!

  25. Renae, this is one of the most beautiful table settings I have ever seen! It is just stunning and the citrus takes it over the top! The wisteria adds to the perfection! Thanks for sharing it with us! Donna

  26. Crystal

    Renae this is so beautiful! All the thought and detail you put into it are sure to bring joy to your guests. How wonderful that the wisteria was blooming too!

  27. Susan

    So pretty Renae! I love all the tips! Have a lovely week! Susan

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Beautiful interiors donโ€™t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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