For this year’s Passover Seder, it’s all about
the chocolate! So I had dreamed up this really beautiful and romantic
springtime color palate for the table (think turquoise and peach). And then
when I went to actually set the table it was not happening.
Basically, I couldn’t find the flowers to match my table or my budget. I try not to spend more than $10 or so on my flowers. Call me cheap, but this is my monthly splurge gift to myself and I like to keep it under control. And I don’t do fake flowers unless they’re the rin+RUCKUS pom pom variety (shameless self plug here).
So I started walking around the house and pulling out all the decorating things. I decided to start with setting the chocolate Seder plate on my marble cake stand and the matzah bark on a matching marble cutting board. The inlay in the marble stand and board has a lot of green, so I scooped up my little succulents from my kitchen nook. From there, I grabbed my new L’Chaim carafes. Since the carafes are gold, I brought out my gold plates and knotted some matching cloth napkins. Don’t you love the way they drape? The drama.
Under the place settings, I used a beige
tablecloth with gold flecks and a matching gold sequin table runner. The only
thing that would have made this table really something is a set of gold
flatware. Alas, I don’t own any and our everyday set looks just as nice.
I guess the moral of the story here for me was
that it’s ok if things don’t always go as planned. Using what I had on hand
really forced me to get creative, and I think it turned out even better than my