I’m so glad that you are here today. I’m going to share with you my favorite tablescape ever! Here’s how I created a citrus tablescape. Here’s your warning-There are lots of pics in this post.
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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.
And, the creative juices start flowing. I recently met Barbara from “Mantle and Table,” and we hit it off immediately. After a few wonderful hours of getting to know each other, we decided to do this amazing tablescape together( and one more coming in June.) You can see Barbara’s post here.
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. We decided to use colors from these fruits-yellow, orange, peach and pink. The picture above was a happy accident. we stacked the napkins on this chair while we were setting the table. We used an assortment of peach and pink cloth napkins.
We used two vintage silver three teired trays with the floral arrangements near the middle of the table, we added vintage crystal candlesticks in the center of the table. We put two vintage silver candleabra nearer to the ends of the table. Then we created a “garland’ with our greenery and fruit. We used pink/peach roses, pink and yellow cottage roses, Fressia, peach, orange and yellow Ranuculus, 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 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.
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′.
My lovely friend Leslie, from “Feet Under My Table” is a wonderful cook, she created some citrus inspired recipes that coordinate with our tablescape. See her blog post here.
Hugs and blessings to you,