steal this look
You may look at this picture and think: “Pretty, but when would I serve a row of honeys?” Likely answer? Never. But there’s still much to learn from this cleanly composed tabletop from Atlanta's Bold American Catering.
- First: White plates make food pop. A chef once told me this; photographs confirmed the tidbit; and I’ve regretted my blue tableware ever since. White plates against white linen with glass pieces mixed in looks especially crisp.
- Terra-cotta pots keep all the white from feeling too formal. Here, some pots hold centerpieces and others have sweet potato biscuits to go with the honey.
- Plants, as opposed to cut flowers, further the casual-chic vibe. Put a row of glass votive candles in front of them, and you have a inexpensive, reuse-able tablescape.
- Rows are striking. For example, store-bought dips (think pesto, tapenade, hummus, etc.) instantly become elegant when served in a row of low, white serving dishes. Place a terra-cotta pot full of baguettes beside your dips, and you’re set.
Photo by Ben Vigil Photography
Posted by Christine on April 23, 2009 in Tips