Earlier this week I shared the very first post from the new series Fortunate Feast. I was so excited about the feedback we received from that post (thank you for all of your sweet comments and enthusiasm about the new series!) so I’m all the more excited to show you additional images from our spring inspired feast today. On Tuesday I shared images Monica snapped of Seth from the initial planning process of any meal – the gathering and initial prep. Today I’m showing you the other half of that formula : the creation and setup of the tabletop.
For our first season of the series (spring) I wanted the tabletop to be clean and inviting with a little whimsical charm. Upon a visit to the local floral market, I fell in love with those teeny-tiny daffodils that immediately set the stage for the table. I loved the idea of incorporating eggs onto the tabletop, although I wanted to keep their colors warm, neutral and inviting with a subtle pop of color. I obtained some gorgeous brown organic eggs from the local farmer’s market in Ballard, and painted some white ones in light shades of mint, coral and pink. I rarely gravitate towards pastel colors, so I really wanted to push myself to incorporate their subtleties onto the table for this first shoot of the series. The small wood plates seemed like the perfect complement to their cheery palette and grounded the eggs against the wood base of the table.
The white distressed picnic table and benches are still one of my favorite local vintage finds to date. I loved how the worn wood contrasted against the clean lines & fresh colors of the layers of decor. I used cork placemates as the base of each setting, and tacked menus I made/printed to each setting. Those adorable jade salt cellars were a vintage find from Watson Kennedy here in Seattle, and the mint rimmed glasses were the most perfect touch to Seth’s drink recipe (coming next week!). The blue pinstripe napkins felt like the perfect way to round out a table of pretty color.
In the coming week’s I’ll be sharing recipes from our spring inspired feast! I’m telling you…the food is CRAZY good!! A few of the items Seth included on the menu were even things I’ve never tried before or given a chance. My goal in this collaborative series has not only been to really push myself creatively, but to push my taste buds as well! I wanted to try everything on the menu and was so impressed. We all groaned through the majority of the meal as everything was so fresh and tasty. I can’t wait to share the recipes with you! Stay tuned!