A Foraged Winter Centerpiece


Winter. With some, it seems a polar vortex is in full force and you couldn’t be happier to see sunshine and warmer temperatures. For others, you find days that are filled with cloudy skies and loads of rain. Sometimes winter just feels plain “blah.” With that in mind I decided to create a beautiful table, bringing a bit of sunshine to the rainy California days we’ve been having of late. Inspired by natural, rustic tables that I have come to love I decide to incorporate winter citrus from the produce section and go foraging in my backyard. Similar to a centerpiece I created for a fall cocktail party in the past, I wanted the main filler greenery to be eucalyptus. With a beautiful scent and effortless beauty (and the price was free!), the eucalyptus add the perfect touch of excellence. Excellent for a night of entertaining and dinner among fabulous company, this table will be one to fight away the winter blues.


  • foraged eucalyptus
  • white gerbera daises
  • minneola tangelos
  • brass candle sticks
  • taper candles
  • mercury glass votive holders


Arrange the eucalyptus to create a loose swag on the table. I placed these pieces of greenery and then nestled in 5 minneolas. Once this was complete, I added two brass candle sticks (thrifted) and placed the taper candles in the holders.  Adding fresh clipped gerbera daises was the finishing touch to this simple centerpiece. To complete the table, I added simple ivory place cards and a spring of eucalyptus placed on an ivory linen napkin. Spending around $10 and a few minutes, you can chase away the winter blues with this cheerful centerpiece. Here’s to winter dinner parties, nights filled with laughter, authentic conversations, excellent food, and joy that comes with a cozy night in.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a recipe from the party: Winter Citrus Sangria!

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