Winter Citrus Inspired Tablescape


If you are visiting from another blog, I’m so glad that you are here and welcome!! Myself and 8 other bloggers have teamed up for a Winter Home Tour. We are showcasing some of our favorite winter decorating ideas and how we are using them in our own homes. {links at the end of this post}

citrus-winter-tablescapeSince we spend most of our time in the dining room and kitchen, I wanted to make it extra cheery this winter season. It is also my favorite room because it houses the fireplace. It was originally the family room with a useless media niche attached to the fireplace. We removed that and resurfaced the fireplace and now I love eating dinner next to it on cold nights.


I have always enjoyed decorating for parties, but I rarely do seasonal decor just to enjoy at home, so I have really loved this!! I knew that I wanted citrus because here in Southern California it is prime citrus season, and it just happens to be one of my personal favorites.


I didn’t want to spend any money in the process and I especially didn’t want anything that I have to store when I’m done with it. My house is already busting at the seams. So I decided to borrow from nature and use things that I already had on hand. Good thing that my Kumquats are ripe, ready for the picking and they look beautiful against crisp whites.


I have really been enjoying the cooler temperatures that we are having this year. I am sitting here next to the fire and listening to the rain pour down as I write this.


Eating dinner together has always been a priority around here, so this space sees a lot of action! It also doubles as our home office. When you have a smaller house, double duty spaces are a must. This is also the area where we gather with friends and family. We eat (usually too much), talk, and play games at this table. Gathering around the table is the best way to spend the evening in my opinion.

371 Antler sheds and birch logs really make a statement. They will stay all year, because I love them that much. I cut those little candle holders myself. I was quite proud that I didn’t scream like a little girl while operating the chop saw.373 376

This is an arrangement of Kumquat’s, Privet berries, and Iceberg roses. All of which I gathered from my yard. I saw this combo on Pinterest and I was smitten. Then I realized that I grew all of the things that I needed. I do not claim to know how to arrange flowers. I just stick them in water and hope for the best.
353 320I would love a genuine linen tablecloth, but I haven’t found one yet and probably won’t be able to afford it when I do. As it turns out, twin size flat sheets make great tablecloths. Just cut the top right off, that’s what I would call making do.citrus-winter-tablescape citrus-winter-tablescape

How gorgeous are these blooming Eucalyptus branches? I cut these from my mother in law’s tree and I have never noticed them bloom before. They will become a January tradition.

What’s on the menu tonight? It’s a Citrus and Avocado Salad with a Honey Balsalmic Dressing!!

Thank you for stopping by the heart of my home!

Grab a throw and something to sip on while you are welcomed in by all these amazing ladies.

Jamie of My Ideal Mess

Dara of Hood Creek Log Cabin

Tiffany of My Eclectic Nest

Kendra of Kendra Bester Design

Rachel of Beautiful Treasures Blog

Kellie of Gratefully Vintage

Brittany of Indigo and Honey

Sarah of Little Vintage Nest

I was featured on the Home Decor & More Link Party

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This has also been linked up to Something To Talk About Link Party


18 thoughts on “Winter Citrus Inspired Tablescape

  1. Jessica! S t u n n i n g !
    Wow, this is beautiful. Thank you so much for inviting me along on my very first home tour. I love what you did here and in the group. Such a sweet bunch of girls. Can’t wait to see what’s next 🙂

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