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Citrus Punch sans the Citrus Tablescape

Today's table began with the same basic elements as last week's black/white/silver table. I just changed the table runner and the salad plates. Quite a difference already, don't you think?


Then I started pulling from my stemware collection to find complementary hues.
I chose these three colors of green and yellow.




Then I decided that the white tablecloth was too white and detracted from my citrus theme.
I found this peach-colored tablecloth that I liked better. It was all wrinkled so I had to iron it. Then I removed everything from the table, tossed on the new covering and reset it all (it only took a few minutes).



I used the little golden yellow liqueur glasses on top of the salad plates.



Who drinks liqueurs at dinner?

I am sure some people do, but not anyone in my world.

Still I think that these little glasses are so darn cute that I just have to buy them whenever I see a color that will go with dishes I own.

Just because they were made to hold a shot of booze, does not mean they must do so.

At least not on my dining table.

These little golden beauties became teeny tiny flower vases for daffodils from my garden. I love having a little bouquet at each place setting. They can be set to the side once dinner is ready to be served.
I used green napkins under the salad plate.


In a perfect world, I would have had dozens of oranges, limes and lemons to fill a tall glass container for the center of the table.


Unfortunately my world is not perfect and all I could find was this green candle holder that is too small. But the nice limey yellow Vaseline candle sticks worked great with lighter yellow candles. Just imagine that there is a tall glass holder full of citrus fruits and that my candle is not leaning to the side . :)



I added a couple of little lime green votives.



which completed the table.


The food brought in a bit more orange with the carrots flanking a savory crescent chicken roll. The green of my freshly-picked chives were the perfect garnish (if do say so myself).
I just love having food garnishes growing on the deck right outside my door. Next to these chives, I have some pineapple mint which should be up and ready soon.


Don't forget to check out all the other creative tabletops






at Susan's blog on Thursday. Have fun!

27 comments:

ellen b said...

What great fresh citrus colors on your tablescape! I like it...

Janie's World said...

Wow! I love how the orange just jumps off the black plates and how you brought in all the colors of your beautiful table runner. Beautiful!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just a lovely table. I love the mini daffodil "vases." That chicken dish looks yummy. Please share the recipe one day. Blessings, Barb

Kammy said...

Love the bright colors with the fruit ! Did you make your table runner ? I love the colors. Lots
of detail and sooo pretty !
Thanks for sharing !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Alina said...

I love the citrus runner! I often use citrus colors as inspiration.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your layering is so pretty - very nice indeed!

KBeau said...

Love all the citrusy colors.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hey Zoey!
I love, love, love your fresh and citrusy table this week! The colors and daffodils made me smile :-) Great job!
Warmly,
Alisa

Shelia said...

Oh your colors are so fun and summery! I love those salad plates and your runner is awesome! Nice job!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Another great one, Zoey! What a fun color scheme to use!

Scribbler said...

Love the colors and your runner is, as usual, outstanding.

Scribbler

Maryrose said...

Loved the table. Great colors. Thanks for sharing. Maryrose

santamaker said...

Fantastic colors and such a lively tablescape! I want to eat there!

Martha said...

What a pretty tablescape and I like how you started with last week's -- sort of like the little black dress that you can accessorize up or down. I did imagine the big vase of lemons and it would be the perfect centerpiece. Alas, none of us live in a perfect world.

abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

wow! hot table!

enjoy my visit here today, happy tablescaping

sarah

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

great table Zoey! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Candy said...

Your table was picked at just the right freshness. Fabulously fruity!
Your table cloth change was right on. And I love your 'Thinking outside the box' things can be whatever we want them to be.
Great splash of color.

Happy MOM day to you,
Candy

Carrie said...

The colors are fun together. What pretty glasses/goblets.

marty39 said...

What a lovely tablescape. I love the colors and the fact that you were thinking outside the box. Just perfect. The daffodils are so pretty in the little glasses, great idea. Hugs, Marty

Dani said...

Lovely lovely! You need to post pictures of where those lovely daffodils are growing! *can you tell I'm excited about the garden?* What a very fun table. Makes me want to drink a big glass of orange juice!

Robin said...

Fabulous!
I love your tablescape and your idea to turn the cordial glasses into tiny vases. And I bet you made that runner too......fabulous work. :-)

Have a beautiful day.

Really Rainey said...

The citrus inspiration is perfect... So inviting... what time is dinner?

~Really Rainey~

Chari said...

Hi Zoey...

Ohhh...I really enjoyed watching and reading the steps you took in creating this beautiful "Citrus" tablescape! I love that you brought in the peach tablecloth...it looks beautiful with your pretty flower salad plates!!! I just love your table runner...it's stunning...the bright colors of the citrus with the black! Your entire table is just so beautifully put together...I love it! And my friend, you gave me such great ideas with how to use my little liquer glasses. I'm like you and find them so beautiful but never use them. Love the idea of putting flowers in them...and then that thought moved to another...hehe! You could use floating candles in those pretty little glasses at each placesetting! Thank you for the great idea!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Dana and Daisy said...

I'd love to have that chicken recipe! It looks yummy!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Great table. I love your idea of having a little flower bouquet at each place setting. And I had to laugh when you mentioned the crooked candle. Too funny! Dinner looks so yummy.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I really like your table. The citrusy colors look so refreshing.

Carrie said...

I enjoyed reading and viewing this tour of your citrus tablescape. It's so much fun to see all the colored glassware...how I wish to have storage for all the tablewares I'd be happy to add to all I already have! lol

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