Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Often times citrus colors (yellow, green, and orange) are thought of more as a color palette to be used for spring entertaining. However, January here in Texas means ‘Citrus Season’! The grocery stores and farmers markets are full of grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and limes as far as the eye can see! Part of being able to entertain on a modest budget is using what is readily available, and affordable. So for our ‘Sweet and Savory New Year’ potluck, I turned to citrus for my decorating inspiration! The great thing about using the fruit as part of the decor is that you can eat it afterwards!
For the main centerpiece seen below I built an elevated area from layered books that were covered with blue cloth napkins. (The blue became a nice accent color throughout the theme). I cut branches from a tree in our yard to serve as the arrangement in the vase and placed micro small oranges and key limes on the layered books, intertwined with soft yellow tulle. The entire centerpiece sits on a simple burlap table runner.
The entire look had a brightness about it that isn’t usually associated with winter. And the best part (besides now being able to EAT the decorations) is how affordable the whole look was!