Wednesday, December 14, 2011


"In the wintertime, in the snow country, citrus fruit was so rare,
and if got one, it was better than ambrosia"
-James Earl Jones

Three Oranges by italian artist  Daniela Astone

More of her work available through
Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston South Carolina

The smell of citrus, paperwhites and evergreen fill the house.
Come on in...

Magnolia, palmetto and clementines

Camellias, clementines and pecans

This is the first holiday season in a few years we have not entertained so I kept my table simple and relatively unadorned.  A few years back, when I hosted my garden club's Christmas tea I consulted my favorite local florist for a festive centerpiece.  Requested only that it include a pineapple surrounded by a wreath of citrus.  Have you ever seen a better dressed pineapple?
Pineapple, oranges, rosemary, variegated pittosporum,
smilax and spanish moss

Thank you for visiting.  More citrus inspiration in tomorrow's post.


Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Your blog is beautiful and I'm happy to have found it. Warmly, Tiffany

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thanks Tiffany!

pve design said...

Oh how marvelous. I can smell the holiday happiness in your home. It is indeed inspiring and lovely.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

"smell of holiday happiness" that description!

cluck! cluck! cluck! said...

Love your spirit. Happy everything to you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for welcoming us into your home this Christmas. I remember my grandpa cutting a whole in his citrus fruit and using a peppermint stick like a super sweet straw to suck out the juice. You have created such an inviting space that I can just imagine that happening in your home! By the way, what kind of glass is the blue container holding the frasier fir sprigs on the tray with the clementines? I love it!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

SM: I think your Grandpa was on to something...sounds good and goodness knows I have a lot of citrus to consume

Found the blue vase in an antique store in Charleston, SC...made by Mottahedeh

malloyk said...

That sideboard is beautiful, where did you get it?

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thank you @malloyk I found the sideboard in Camden, came out of an old home in Sumter, SC. No markings, suspected hand made? A few great antique spots in Camden if you are ever in the area

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