Today I’m sharing some tips on how I styled a colorful Spring Citrus Tablescape which would be perfect for a birthday, mother’s day, or any spring event. My daughter’s birthday party is coming up and I was inspired by southern citrus fruits, so I created something that is fun and vibrant that would work with a variety of events, not just a birthday. 🙂
I am excited to share I partnered with Tractor Supply Company on this post. Trisha Yearwood recently launched an exclusive home decor line with them and they asked if I would like to use some of the products in my home! You can find products exclusively at Tractor Supply stores and TractorSupply.com/Trisha. I knew immediately when I saw the metal pedestal servers in pretty spring colors, I wanted them. They have affordable prices and a great design, so you can get a few of these to use for parties and get-togethers of all kinds!
With varied height pedestal servers, like the large turquoise blue one and the smaller green ones, I created an immediately impact for the table. The blue one became my centerpiece as I filled with a flower arrangement and fresh citrus fruits. Since creating my popular fruit centerpiece last fall and re-creating this spring version, I thought I would share tips to create your own fruit centerpiece!
Tips to Create a Fruit Centerpiece:
1. Start with this large pedestal server that will give you adequate height but that also has a tall enough edge so that it will hold fruit around it.
2- Gather an abundance of fruits of different sizes but all within a similar color palette. It is better to have plenty of extra options to play around with, so for this centerpiece I bought a pummelo, oranges, lemons, limes, key limes, kumquats, 2 different varieties of grapefruit, tangelos, mandarins, kiwis, green apples, two varieties of grapes, and blood oranges.
3- Use a flower arrangement for the center (that will be the highest point) then fill the space around it with fruit.
4- When filling around the flower arrangement, add larger fruits first, trying not to put two of the same kind of fruit next to each other. Think about showcasing the variety of color. In this case I started with grapes (which are perfect because they come in a variety of colors and they ‘trail’ down the side of the server a little), then added halved grapefruits, and then whole lemons, oranges, and limes.
4- Fill remaining ‘holes’ with the smallest fruit and halved fruit. For this, I used halved kiwi and lemons, and halved and whole kumquat, and key limes. Last fall I used halved figs and small plums.
5- Lastly, tuck in some vine-type greenery to drape or trail down a couple sides. This will provide a variety of texture to the fruit, breaking up the abundance of round shapes.
I’ve seen flower arrangements stuffed in pumpkins, but but my citrus-twist on that idea is a pummelo flower arrangement. 😉 Not many people are familiar with pummelo and to be honest, I am not the biggest fan of eating them because the rind is so thick, but they are very large (the size of a small cantaloupe), so it worked great for this purpose!
These other two smaller pedestal servers are a great size to hold cakes, cookies, desserts, or whatever type of food you want! I love that the base of the inside is glass, making it easier to clean up, and there is no risk for scratches or marks when cutting. The ‘chippy’ look on these metal pedestal servers are a paint effect, and aren’t actually chipping, making the piece more durable.
I love the Southern-inspired feel these pedestal servers have and they fit in beautifully with my farmhouse decor!
A few other items I picked up from the Trisha Yearwood Home Collection, were these large Turquoise Finials and these Milk Bottles in Carrier. I recently moved our blue secretary from this spot and replaced it with this narrow white shoe storage, which left me with some wall space to fill. I love the simplicity of the wall hanging and a few decorative items which coordinate with everything else on the table and in the room.
With the fruit centerpiece flanked with two smaller pedestal servers filled with desserts, I created a ‘runner’ around them with fresh greens and flowers.
I did add a flew slices of fruit to the greenery for fun. 🙂
Sometimes I really crave bright color and this tablescape is just what I needed! While I don’t often use this vibrant of a color palette in my more permanent home decor, I love that the aqua and green colors of everything I got from Trisha Yearwood’s Home Collection will work in any season and coordinate with the colors and style in my home.
If you liked this Spring Citrus Tablescape, check out my recipe for Citrus Berry Salad.
There is a lot more from Trisha’s collection that you don’t want to miss! She worked closely with the Tractor Supply team to create exclusive, unique products for Tractor Supply customers. All of the Trisha Yearwood Home products are offered in store AND online so even if you don’t live close to a Tractor Supply, you can order her stuff and have it shipped to you!
And now for the fun part! Tractor Supply is offering $100 gift card to their store to one of my lucky readers! With that amount you can get everything I got, plus more!
To enter the giveaway:
Comment below what your favorite product from Trisha Yearwood’s new exclusive line with Tractor Supply Co, by browsing HERE first.
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