My love for lemons, limes and oranges has no bounds, especially when it comes to entertaining. A table set with colorful fruit, especially citrus, is easy, economical and eye-catching. Truth be told, I also love having a bowl of lemons around that can be set on the kitchen counter or even a coffee table. It’s a great way to add a splash of color, but somehow it also just makes the setting more lush.
To continue counting the ways I love this idea, having citrus on hand makes it easier to add a little to your water or favorite cocktail, a salad dressing or a marinade – or maybe you need to make a full-on lemon meringue pie. One word: sangria!
Since July can so often be stifling and we are all looking for ways to be refreshed, this seems like the perfect solution to setting your table. Lay a foundation with a gorgeous blue, green and white block print tablecloth and linens to match. Compotes of lemons, limes and oranges surround a simple white and green vase of yellow tulips, and mini vases of kumquat branches are added for a sprawling centerpiece. Juliska napkin rings and flatware accompany the simple white plates and small light blue bistro glasses to complete the setting. Simple, crisp and easy to put together. Citrus to the rescue!