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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Etsy Tuesday: It's All About Presentation

cubes and I have been scouring the local eateries for the best antipasto plate, as well as ideas for our Antipasto Happy Hour (scheduling dependent on when we're able to sell our old nightstands which have currently taken up residence in our living room). And one thing I've noticed is how carefully the cheeses and meats are plated.
Starbelly Salumi Plate
Salumi Plate from Starbelly

In almost all instances, the cheese and meats are served on a plain wooden slab. And that got me thinking. How was antipasto served in the 1950s?

After a few searches on Etsy, I came up with these mid-century finds. When I last left off planning, I was thinking of plating the cheeses on cake stands; now, I'm really loving this fold-away buffet by Karoff.
The Finds: Wooden Fold-Away Buffet, Karoff, c.1950s, $25Lady Rose Treasures; Serv-Trend Serving Platter, Designed by Ben Seigel for Raymor, c.1950s-1960s, $35I Live Modern; Wooden Serving Tray, Gladmark, $21.99Bounty Huntress.

Now if the Karoff Fold-Away Buffet came in black (which would match our Parker Spirits Bar from Crate and Barrel), we'd really be in trouble.

How long do you dream of and plan for a party? 
Am I the only one who comes up with a theme and then plays with it until it feels right?

Credits: Product images taken by their respective Etsy sellers: Lady Rose Treasures; I Live Modern; Bounty Huntress. All other images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for Recipes for the Good Life.

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