Wednesday, October 23, 2013

burst of citrus

There is something so simple about using citrus as a burst of color to one's decor.  My champagne bucket becomes a vessel for mandarin oranges.
 A little japanese bowl that was a gift, was used for my centerpiece last friday evening.  I gathered a few leaves from a burning bush in my garden and arranged them with little effort.
 A guest told me that I was brave to host a dinner party.  My reply was if you host often it becomes less work and far less scary.  Gather items you love, collect them over time and add to them.  The linen napkins and runner were purchased to used during the autumn with a brown linen tablecloth that I love.
Planning, arranging and setting the table the night before helps one to feel less stressed.  Plus, the pop of orange is just like a fresh burst of citrus, vitamin C is good for you too.  Hope my burst brightened your day.  Off to finish up some work so my posting will be light.

Do you add natural seasonal elements to your table and home decor?


Karena said...

Beautiful Patricia, I can see you ARE a wonderful hostess! The table and citrus look so invitig!

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pve design said...

Thank-you. It feels so good to welcome friends into my home and share lively conversation and good nourishment. Good for the soul during busy times for everyone.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

What a great suggestion, Patricia! I love the smell of anything citrus-y.

Have a lovely day!! xoxo

BRASWELL said...

I agree with you, the more you have people over,the easier it becomes + love the pop of orange.

LPC said...

Such beautiful photos.

Splendid Market said...

Love the fresh simplicity of the citrus. Perfectly accented with the burning bush branches, thank you for informing of the name of that, I've been using them in my arrangements too.