Fresh fruits and flowers can be colorful fillers for any tiered stand. Grapes, strawberries, raspberries, and orange wedges are popular choices. Star-fruit slices, kiwi slices, kumquats, and currants are less traditional but add wonderful shapes and flavors. Fruit slices that turn brown easily, such as apple and pear, should be tossed in citrus juice before using. Garnish trays with flowers that are pesticide free and food safe. Roses, pansies, marigolds, violas, primroses, and orchids are excellent choices. Visit the table settings gallery to find inspiration for your menu.
Resources include floral arrangements by Flowerbuds. Schuman/Bavaria Empress Dresden Flowers 5-piece place setting, teapot, creamer, and sugar from Replacements. Godinger Dublin 3-tier serving rack from Macy’s. Wedgwood Columbia Gold teapot from Replacements. Small scalloped pedestal from Rosanna. Scalloped white bowl from Pier 1 Imports. Royal Crown Derby Lombardy bread-and-butter plate and footed cup and saucer from Replacements.
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