A rich cherry wine dessert server functions as an ideal serving area for fine dining and parties in this traditional kitchen. Plus, the pantries on either side are ideally located for food storage while underneath chilled wine waits for the right occasion.
This calfskin topped oak bar is perfect for serving and entertaining. An Ed Ruschas LEGS painting hangs above while an antique vase and serving plates adjoins the nineteenth century rock crystal obelisks for a picturesque table setting. Even the family pet will enjoy this area!
The butler’s pantry perfectly situated between the kitchen and dining room with a top-notch wine refrigeration unit and a single-serve all-in-one coffeehouse brewer offers an easy way to serve a glass of wine before dinner or coffee with dessert, with storage space for entertaining supplies.
Mix in a few wood sliced, wooden cutting boards, or marble pie boards to use as serving platters. Not only do these options increase the amount of serving dishes at your disposal, but they are visually interesting.
Save money on dessert options like cupcakes instead of a large, custom cake. Nathan picked up a selection of cupcakes from their local neighborhood bakery, Sprinkles Cupcakes, to give guests more flavor options.
No vessels laying around the house? No problem. Sometimes the best floral containers are those repurposed from everyday objects. For a fun and flirty springtime look, add wildflowers and fruit wheels to a clear glass vase. In order for the fruit wheels to sit up straight, you’ll need to add the floral bunch inside of the pitcher, then drop the fruit wheels in between the bunch and the glass.
Trade in dwarf Alberta spruce and pyramidal yews for the ferny texture of Soft Serve false cypress. This evergreen has silver-blue tones on leaf undersides, adding to the plant’s eye candy effect in the landscape. Use it for an informal hedge that’s deer resistant. Hardy in Zones 5-7. Botanical name: Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Dow Whiting’
Setting up food and drink stations allows guests to serve themselves, reducing your workload as a host. Portable foldout tables set against the wall and covered with fabric look elegant and are sturdy enough to hold the weight of glass containers food and beverages. For the beverage station, provide a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine along with pitchers of juice for mixing.