So the next thing to do (before you go buy anything at all !) is to search your house for items that would fit in well.
For this particular table, I decided to have a linen tablecloth. I own a fine, crispy white, linen tablecloth but this really isn’t the look I want. I need some natural looking linen to carry on the rustic feel of the wooden backdrop.
So instead of a tablecloth I settled for this vintage bed sheet.
I inherited it from a relative and because it is still new after all those year (it was never used), it has kept its original colour (old linen sheets became whiter after many washes). Perfect !
Now you need to decide on the table or sideboard you will be using to display your desserts. If you plan to have your dessert table outside, then find a table of a similar size inside.
Gather all the china and glassware you plan on using and dress the table for a rehearsal !
For me this is an essential part of the design process. I never have a clear enough vision of the table to skip this step. This helps me to find the exact display I want and makes it easier to decide on treats and desserts. It will also highlight if I need to buy anything (new pedestal, plate, decoration...)
I actually usually leave the display on for several days, and every day I rearrange the dishes. In most cases it takes me a few days to get it right.
I also take pictures of the different display options. Somehow seeing it in a picture on my computer screen makes it easier for me to realise how the overall feel/look can be improved.
Now time to fill those containers! Come back tomorrow to discover which treats I will be serving.
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Day 5: I was still Baking!