Inspiration for Designing a Bright and Cheery Summer Citrus Tablescape

There are so many signs and symbols of summer and for me the bright and cheery colors of oranges, lemons and limes are some of those fun signs. I am so happy to once again be joining our host, Rita from Panoply for this blog hop. The best part of these blog hops are seeing all of the table settings these 21 other bloggers are sharing today.

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A Fun Citrus Summer Tablescape:

Little flower pots were painted white and filled with shite shred. Little faux oranges, faux limes and faux lemons were put in each of the pots. Next each pot got a little bow in colors to coordinate with the fruits in that individual pot.

The stars of this beautiful citrus tablescape was this pop art themed citrus table was these created towering topsy turvy fruit slice topiaries. The topiaries each included a lemon slice, a lime slice and an orange slice.

A pair of placemats that looked like lemon leaves served as the base for the tall topiaries.

The little pot of limes rests on a table runner of white paper which ran down the middle of the table.

I always love looking closely at the variety of texture on a table I have styled. These wooden white chargers were a nice contrast to the shiny melamine plates. Can you believe these fun plates were just $1.25 at Dollar Tree? I picked up ten of them to be ready to set an outdoor table when my backyard is complete later this summer!

I gathered the topiaries and the little pots of citrus fruits down the center of the table.

Paper lemon napkins and orange napkins that simulate the slices of fruit are layered by each place setting.

If you would like an idea to make a lemon and lime flower arrangement, you can see that at How to make a Lemon Lime Centerpiece.

Please take the tour for so many more tablescape ideas!

Pandora’s Box – Stars, Stripes, and Checks – A Summer Tablescape

Bluesky at Home – Easy Summer Outdoor Table Idea

Life and Linda – A Taste of the Tropics

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Yellow and Blue Alfresco Setting

Everyday Living – Celebrate Summer With The Red, White and Blue

Panoply – Summer Garden Party Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul – Tis the Season of Patriotic Tablescapes

Home is Where the Boat Is – Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon

Debbee’s Buzz – Botanic Garden Floral & Butterfly Summer Table

My Hubbard Home – Easy Alfresco Cozy Dining Table Tips for Summer

Me and My Captain – Camping, Fishing And Summertime Fun

Thrifting Wonderland – Butterfly Garden Table Setting

My Thrift Store Addiction – Honeysuckle and Hydrangeas Summer Tablescape

The Little Yellow Corner Store – Sweet Old Summertime

Red Cottage Chronicles – Dining Al Fresco – A Summer Tablescape

Celebrate and Decorate – Inspiration for Designing a Bright and Cheery a Summer Citrus Tablescape

From My Carolina Home – Summer Sunshine Tablescape and Hop

Living With Thanksgiving – Summer Celebrations

Zucchini Sisters – Red and White Tablescape in the Park

The Bookish Dilettante – Beach Reading Tablescape

The Painted Apron – Let’s Go Fishing

Belle Bleu Interiors – A Summertime Luncheon in the Garden

Dinner at Eight – Summertime Blossoms on the Table

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  1. Chloe, your citrus accents are so fun and do create such a cheerful summer vibe–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Oh Chloe, what a bright and cheery table! Your topiary creations are so clever and unique — fab-u-lous fun! Love how you carried out the citrus theme down to the napkins. I also picked up some of the lemon plates at DT, but with storage space a chronic problem, I only got 4. although I wish they were melamine, still, I couldn’t resist their happy lure. Wishing you a summer as sunny as your happy tablescape.

  3. Oh Chloe, I absolutely love this!! The citrus topiaries are over the top cute and the plates you found are adorable! I love the flower pots of fruit with the eye catching matching striped ribbons, such a fun idea and the paper napkins are perfect! Fun and fabulous summer table!

  4. Chloe, Your topsy turvy fruit slice topiaries make such cheery centerpieces for your citrus table. I haven’t been in Dollar Tree in a while, what adorable plates! You can’t beat melamine for easy summer entertaining. I love the addition of those cute napkins too. It’s always a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Summer. ♥

  5. Chloe, here you go again, making some super creative tabletop elements! I think I can see that those topsy turvy pop art citrus displays are styrofoam, sliced, painted and paper plates applied?! Those are just way too much fun! And the smaller arrangements, so cute. The ribbons really make those pop. I wondered if the Dollar Tree plates were what inspired this entire table? I saw those at DT, but you elevated their look exponentially with this. So much fun.
    I am thrilled that you are in this hop which, if readers realize, you were the original organizer! Hoping your life is getting back on a [somewhat] normal track, and that we’ll be seeing more of your great work. Thanks for being part of it for this summerfest!

  6. Chloe, I admire your creativity! The pop art styling makes me smile. Love, love, love the fruit slice topiaries and the DT plates are perfect to carry out the citrus theme. The smaller arrangements with the popping ribbon are the icing on the cake! I was thinking when I was reading your post that you invited me to your first tablescape blog hop many years ago. Thank you many times over for including me! Happy Summer and I am thrilled you could join us on this hop!

  7. Chloe, your topsy turvy fruit slice topiaries are darling. Gotta love DT for their fun buys. I haven’t been in a while, so I might just pop in. Love your fruit bowls with that lovely ribbon. Citrus speaks summer to me. So glad you joined up to celebrate and decorate in this summer tablescape blog hop.

  8. Chloe, Your table is so cheerful and happy! Makes me smell the lemons and limes and oranges. All evoke pleasure!
    Smart to buy enough plates to use during the summer for entertaining. Napkins are perfect with the plates!
    Your centerpiece is quite the focal point and very creative.
    Glad you could join in the hop this time. Yes, we all appreciate all you did organizing these hops over the years. I appreciate being invited to join in 2016!
    I’m going to check our DT for the citrus plates.

  9. Chloe, your citrus topiaries are so cute!! Your table looks wonderfully refreshing for some hot summer days! Got to love that Dollar Tree!! I hope you have a fun filled summer!!

  10. Chole, these colors always put a smile on my face. You are one very creative lady, and I always learn something from your posts. This tablescape announces “summer is here” Yea!

  11. Oh my goodness Chloe! So fun and unique as always. I LOVE those citrus topiaries! What a brilliant idea! Those plates were a great find at Dollar Tree. And the lemon leaf placemats are awesome! I would love to find some of those as I can imagine so many uses for them! Always a pleasure to join you in our table style blog hops!

  12. What a happy table, Chloe. Your creative topiaries really made me smile. Enjoyed all the lemon yellows and oranges that you used in this table setting. Really makes you think of festive Summer gatherings. I liked all the different textures you used on the table. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Chloe, I feel so refreshed looking at your bright, sunny and fruity table. You are so creative making these cheerful topiaries. I love all of the combination of textures to your table. So lucky to find a slice of fruit paper napkins. So unique and work perfectly. Now I am ready for that glass of cold lemonade at your table. Enjoy the best of the summer!

  14. Chloe, this table just makes me happy. I LOVE the fruit in the white pots with those adorable bows. The perfect ribbon choice! Of course you would find the cutest plates for a bargain. Gosh, I wish we lived closer to each other…!!! Thanks for sharing this very happy and cheerful table.

  15. Your citrus table is adorable and refreshing! Lemons, oranges and especially limes make wonderful summertime drinks that define nearly all outdoor lunches and dinners. I love the way you staged the fruit in small pots with pretty ribbons. The right touch for decorating the center and they play off the cute plates so well. And what a bargain they were! I’m sure you’re going to enjoy many a summer party with them.

  16. Chloe, citrus topiaries! How clever and how perfect for summer. I’m in love with those striped ribbons. I need to find some. Whimsical and colorful! My kind of summer table.
    I apologize for my late arrival. Happy Summer to you!

  17. You are so clever and talented my dear Chloe….I wish I had the talent in my little finger that you have, Love the citrus. love your ribbons and everything, hugs sweet friend
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  18. Chloe, I love the pops of yellow, orange and green on your table. The topiaries are so unique and creative! I’m definitely going to check DT for those plates. They would be perfect for casual dining by the pool. I really love the striped bows attached to the pots of lemons and oranges, too. Such a fun summer table setting! It’s nice to be setting tables with you again, my friend. Happy Summer!

  19. Chloe, I love your summertime table! The citrus theme is perfect for summertime, and the colors are just so happy and cheerful. I am going to have to visit the dollar store. Those plates are so pretty! The citrus topiaries are the perfect finishing touch to such a beautiful summertime setting! Happy summer!

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