Citrus and orange blossoms mingling with olive branches are on repeat over here.
Last week I shared the prettiest basket and wreath for a pop of citrus goodness on the door- and this week it is all about another way to enjoy this beautiful Villa Cucina collection from Balsam Hill.
Citrus & Olive on the table
You know one of the things I love about faux arrangements like this one- is that they are so easy to move around and enjoy in several places to create a charming look wherever you would like to.
Like on a table as a centerpiece. Of course, the Villa Cucina arrangement makes a perfect centerpiece all on its own. Simply set it in the center or off to the side just a bit to create a charming look. This is a small table- so keep that in mind when using faux arrangements- you might need more than one to fill the length of the table.
But I also had another idea.
Hanging Basket Centerpiece
Because- why not, right? As I played with this table top styling- I wondered just what that hanging basket might look like. I thought about cornucopias and baskets filled with fruits and flowers and all things good on the table- and imagined that this basket could look much the same.
Simply laid on the table- it created a lower arrangement that was full of so much lovely. I pulled the burlap bow over to the side and used that as part of the centerpiece as well.
To complete the citrus and olive inspired setting- I scattered tangerines, lemons, kumquats and olives along the center of the table- along with a few dried oranges and olive leaves.
I love the natural feeling it brought to the table top – to note- those olives and kumquats do like to roll – so keep that in mind while setting up.
I used simple white plates, gilded vintage glasses and flatware tied with a gold ribbon to bring in those warm tones.
Tabletop Styling Tips
- Add Something Fresh
When using faux on the table- bring in something fresh to mix and mingle with it. A small container of fresh clipped leaves or herbs, scattered fruit, etc. This creates a bigger centerpiece and fresh leaves or fruit play well with faux florals.
2. Think Outside the Box
That hanging basket on the door? Or maybe that wreath in the kitchen? Think outside the box with them and bring them into play on the table. A wreath is perfect for using as a centerpiece on a round table- and the door basket lays on the table and creates a lovely ‘cornucopia’ look and feeling.
3. Add Layers
Once again- layers are king for me. I love layers in design- in the house and on the table. For this setting, I used layers of fresh fruit, dried oranges, olives and leaves- to create interest and a centerpiece that filled the length of the table. You can use fresh or faux here- the key is just to bring in the layers.
What do you think of using a basket full of fruit as a centerpiece? This was such a fun styling to work on-and the best part is- you can enjoy these pieces in decor and on the table and use them again and again.
Shop the Villa Cucina Collection Here and stay tuned for a fun floral filled tabletop design coming soon also. And you can see more of this arrangement in my post about recreating this arrangement and How to Decorate Your Front door.
Happy Monday all.