Welcome to another beautiful Floral Friday.  I’m so excited to have you visit me today!

If you are here from visiting any {or all!} of my three friends Shirley, Mary and Pam, WELCOME – I’m happy you are here and I hope you will stay a while. I’m sharing this French Country style citrus floral arrangement with you – it has bright citrus colors and a few citrus fruits, too!



On the first and third Friday of every month, my friends Pam, Mary and Shirley and I get together to bring you Floral Friday.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. I’ll give you the links to the other posts at the end of this one, but let’s get this summer party started!



In June, there are a lot of summer parties, showers and other celebrations around FrenchGardenHouse.  It seems that there is always something to celebrate, and I love nothing more than to bring the party outside in this gorgeous season.

Since the garden in full bloom this month, I create my own flower arrangements for all our lovely outdoor festivities. Thanks to Southern California’s mild weather, we’re blessed with amazing fruits and flowers throughout the year. Our orange tree is filled with the last of the fruit from production #2 {#1 happens in December} – and they are the perfect accompaniment to the roses and dahlia’s.



This is such an easy, bright and pretty arrangement, it adds a pop of color to my little table in the garden set for three.



I placed my little table in back of the garden for lunch with a few friends, with antique majolica plates, and my favorite ruffled linen napkins in a neutral color.  The antique French ironstone tureen is filled with bright, colorful roses, tulips, mini-carnations and a few large dahlias.



I started this arrangement off with my secret arranging weapon; in the very bottom of the tureen is an antique metal flower frog.  It is heavy metal, and will keep all the stems of the flowers in place in the wide tureen.

Over the top of the tureen, i criss-crossed some of the clear florist tape in a grid, since a wide container like this can be difficult to work with.  I know that Mary sometimes uses a scrunched up ball of chicken wire, and that would work well as long as you anchored it with something heavy.




The arrangement is layered with a base of orange branches and a few stems of eucalyptus.  I added a few oranges hanging from “the branch”, then started tucking in golden roses, pink tulips and small cluster carnations – being careful to try to insert each one in a hole in the metal frog on the bottom of the tureen. {This photo makes it look like there are tall purple flowers sticking out of the top, but those are growing in the border}


The very last thing to be added were three soft apricot pink dahlias.  The colors look so lovely together, and the greens make them look even more vibrant.




Using whatever is in season from your garden {or the market!} is always a good idea, as the flowers and fruits will never quite be as alluring as when they are in their peak season!




“Summer wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.”





Antique French Ironstone Tureen

Vintage Majolica Place Card Holders

Antique Green Majolica Plates

Antique Green Majolica Platter

Organic Linen Napkins




Be sure to visit my friends, I know they will wow you with their floral inspiration!


Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Pam at Everyday Living

Mary at Home Is Where The Boat Is

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse


à bientôt


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  1. Well, I am wowed by your beautiful sun-kissed arrangement and it brought back memories of our oranges trees that we had in our backyard growing up. We never bought oranges at the grocery store….we went out to the back yard and picked them! The colors and flowers are stunning and I thank you for saving me a seat at your table of sunshine beauty. So let’s talk about the Majolica placecard…I am going to assume it will be my parting gift after you serve me lunch in your beautiful backyard!…I envy my Floral Friday friends having such gorgeous gardens to enjoy a meal and the view!….Happy, happy to “Floral Friday” with you!….Have a great weekend Lidy!!

  2. Julie C

    What a beautiful floral arrangement Lidy! I am always drawn to pink, yellow and orange colours especially in the garden. Well I have other favorites, but I won’t start that again lol. I see that your carnations even match the ones in your tablecloth! You are a lady with style Lidy.

  3. Lidy, The color in your arrangement takes my breath away with your vibrant citrus shades and pinks. Those roses…those roses…the perfect shade and tie all your floral elements together with your tablecloth. I can’t imagine having that citrus growing in my backyard and at my fingertips. I’m swooning over that majolica place card holder and green majolica plates too. Thank you for the beautiful start to my morning. It’s always a pleasure to join you for Floral Fridays!

  4. So beautiful & refreshing Lidy! Great inspiration for my out of town guests this month. Thanks… bisous, Edie Marie

  5. Lidy, how breathtaking! The citrus shades are stunning in your garden setting. How I would love to go outside and pluck an orange from a tree. Like Mary, I am swooning over the majolica place card holder and tablecloth! Your friends were blessed to sit at your amazing table and enjoy your hospitality. It is always a pleasure to join you for Floral Friday! Enjoy your weekend~??

  6. Lidy, just beautiful! Your roses are breathtaking. I truly believe the most gorgeous roses are grown in California. Love your majolica and especially the place card holder. A lovely, lovely table!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  7. Lorraine Burns Hitchcock

    Thank you for the inspiration. I’m doing the tables and flowers for my son’s pop up dinner on the 26th. These colors are perfect. There are still some blood on oranges on my tree which I will use.

  8. Oh Lidy, such a feast for the eyes! Your color palette with apricot roses and soft pink blooms is gorgeous and the addition of fresh oranges is just brilliant! Did I understand correctly that all of these blooms came from your garden? What a fairy tale setting and table you have created! I can’t believe how differently all of you have embraced this floral & fruit challenge! I LOVE Floral Fridays!

  9. Soo lovely! Your french tablecloth, gorgeous flowers and fresh oranges and orange foliage took my breath away! Then add antique majolica, and a beautiful elegant tureen brimming with such pretty color flowers in your garden setting is stunning!

  10. Lidy, this is breathtaking. Love the colors together and the dahlias are perfect. You girls continue to inspire us. Love the Floral Friday’s.

  11. Lidy, this whole setting is simply stunning! It belongs in a magazine! Orange and pink compliment each other so beautifully. Your floral arrangement is just gorgeous and the pretty tablecloth makes the perfect backdrop.

  12. Donna Milazzo

    So lovely! I’m not usually a big fan of orange roses, but these are peachy enough to be just right. Do you get your flowers at a florist, grocery store….?

    1. Donna, I am not usually a fan of orange, either, but these roses are spectacular! They turn a very light peachy pink when they open all the way. We grow them in our garden.

  13. Chris Roberts

    Would so love to be a part of your lunch . To have all those beautiful flowers from your garden . AND your arrangement is fabulous . I know I keep saying but I so look forward to your blogs and Instagram . Thank you so much
    I have your blogs all flagged! Have a great day !

  14. Chris Roberts

    I should probably proof read or they should not put the question mark and explanation mark so close lol

  15. Penny at Enjoying the Simple Things

    Lidy what a beautiful arrangement! I love your tablecloth.

  16. Carolyn Shook

    Lidy I love the garden table setting! I colors are beautiful! Anyone

    would surely be blessed to be invited to a luncheon in your garden. I

    love love love the tablecloth, do you sell it?

  17. Jean Van

    Hi, Lidy,
    I can smell the rose’s from there, wonderful setting’s and so inviting, hope I am not to late~~ alway’s give’s me a pick up after reading and seeing all your delightful photo’s~Have a great weekend~~~~~~~~~~~Jean~~~~~~~

  18. Sharon CrigSt

    Ah, Floral Fridays are a favorite of mine – and you are so kind as to include a tutorial for us. Beautiful pictures and soinspirational!

  19. Botanic Bleu

    The citrus colors truly reflect the gorgeous light and colors of the Provence area of France. Your garden table could be on a terrace in the south of France! Of course, it could since you have that French elegance running through your genes.


  20. Beautiful! And so French!
    The fragrance of the roses along with the citrus… what a delight!
    Thank you for sharing!

  21. Linda Hovgaard

    Love, love, love it! The color combinations, the tablecloth, the dishes, the flowers….I can honestly say it is one of my favorite tablescapes of all time. Thank you for sharing this….it is beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Linda! I have to admit, when I was done with it, I pretty much thought it was so pretty. But then, what can go wrong with flowers like those?

  22. Carolyn Shook

    Hi Lidy,

    I didn’t get a response from you about the beautiful tablecloth, in these pictures. Do you sell it, could I find the fabric somewhere? I would love to hear from you. Thanks!

  23. Barbara, thank you so much, you are so sweet to think so.

  24. Carolyn Shook

    Your citrus table is beautiful as usual! Wish you could get that gorgeous tablecloth back in.

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