Citrus + Floral Summer Tabletop // Tabletop No. 4
Last weekend we headed out to Palm Springs. Mostly to escape all of the dust from the renovations we are doing right now, but I’ll take any reason I can come up with to spend a few days in one of my favorite places. I am always inspired by homes or hotels, how people decorate them, and visiting new places in general. It’s one of the reasons that traveling has slowly become a recent obsession of mine. Wherever we go, I am always envisioning how I could create something of my own in that space whether it is a cute tabletop or cocktail hour. Luckily everyone is (almost) used to this by now so when I lug a crate of dishes and flowers on vacation… it’s become the norm.
The home we stayed in had pops of yellow all over and the cutest lemon tree in the backyard. And don’t worry, I didn’t steal all of their lemons I bought my own;) But they did play a big part in my vision for our latest tabletop in our series. The mint plates were a fun and fresh combo with the lemons and pops of yellow in the seats. I know I need to stop using this flatware, but it’s just so chic and the white grounds all of the color in my opinion. As I’m not HUGE on using a lot of color, I wanted to keep almost everything else neutral including the flowers. The purple wasn’t something i’d usually pick up but they were just too pretty not too!
Rather than going all out with a large flower arrangement I kept it simple with bud vases that accented bamboo lanterns.
One of my favorite parts of the table was the simple white napkin place setting. I picked up some dried palm frond pieces from the yard (cute AND free? ok). They complimented the bamboo nicely as well as contrasted the flatware to give an interesting mix.
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It was super simple to create which makes it a great idea for hosting on the go. You can easily use the items in a home, pick up some fresh flowers for the center, add in some citrus, and incorporate any findings that are local like I did with the palms.