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Citrus Experimentation: Part 1

Updated: Sep 9, 2019


Two weeks ago I shared inspiration for citrus tablescapes and centerpieces. Today I am sharing the "Part 1" results from my own experimentation, and guys, I think I did a pretty awesome job!

First up, I'm showcasing the grapefruit vases - the link to the tutorial can be found in my original post here. This piece was shockingly easy to make, and inexpensive too. I used flowers and greenery from a bunch I bought at Publix, but also snuck in a few small pink roses from my backyard. I like the idea of a grapefruit vase at each place setting; alternatively, I like the idea of lining up a bunch of grapefruit vases down the length of a table and mixing in some greenery for a blossoming table runner. I thought of the table runner design after I did this project, so it's still just vision in my head.






Next, I created a simple centerpiece from a mix of whole and sliced citrus and a bit of greenery from my backyard. I then added limes and tequila to the table, because that's what I felt like I would be serving if I put this centerpiece out for a party.

I already had the china, silver platter, and the silver dish the limes are in. I purchased the green leaf place mats, dahlia napkin rings and blue napkins from Pier1, all of which were super affordable.






What do you think?! Have you been inspired to try out your own designs? If you do, be sure to tag #thecheersexperience on Instagram, I'd love to see your creations!

I'll be posting "Part 2" of my citrus experimentation later this week, so keep an eye out...