Posted by Victoria Amory on March 05, 2014
Decorating the table is an exercise of restrain. Really. In this case, more is not merrier, simple is best, edit, edit, edit.
At home, everyday meals turn to feasts when a I place a few accessories on the table. Making a weeknight super a moment of tranquility and comfort. I use objets just because they are easily available. Everything, and anything, works.
I adore using herbs as decor because I always seem to have a bunch of them around and it is so easy to take them from the window sill to the table. They are inexpensive so it is perfect to decorate larger events, and then, after they have served their purpose at the table, I chop them, bag them and freeze them for later use. All in all... brilliant.
Bunches of parsley in white ceramics bowls are placed at different heights on the table. I used both flat leaf and Italian to keep it in the same color but with a different texture.
For this table, I used sage leaves from the garden in orange mugs. The beautiful celadon color of the sage leaves matched the two toned melon tureens and tied all the colors together.-
Big bowls of green apples and smaller mugs filled with parsley added necessary calmness to this pattern.
Simple, chic and elegant, this rosemary tree adds height and aroma to my table.
Supermarket shopping is sometimes more than just buying things to eat. For me, it is also an extra sensory experience where I discover new aromas, flavors and colors. And when I saw these cauliflowers in amazing colors... I couldn't resist. Further more, roasted cauliflower is one of my favorite dishes of all times. As is [...]
Lately, I have been entertaining gentlemen at lunch; and yes, my husband knows. These lunches started as my home-made test kitchen. I have to try out the recipes and meals I write about and would ask my husband and his associates, who have an office near by, to come for lunch and be the guinea pigs just because I [...]
In this crazy live we all live rushing around is the new normal, 15 minute time-slots are the new hour and multi-tasking is now second nature, time is what has become the dearest commodity of all.- For me, it is time to [...]
Parsley & Walnut SaladI love serving this Mediterranean inspired salad as an accompaniment to grilled chicken breasts, sausages or fish. It is also perfect as part of a meze platter with hummus, piri piri & feta and pita breads. Use really good extra virgin [...]
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