For our latest In the Veggie Kitchen gathering with Suzanne Hall of The Chalkboard, a group of us assembled in my home for an Easter-themed cooking class and meal created by the ever-talented holistic chef Pamela Salzman. My friend and event expert Amy Blessing helped me with the décor, and the lovely Sophia Moreno-Bunge of Isa Isa put together a few floral arrangements for the table. The shibori-dyed egg project we incorporated into the gathering was Easter-specific, but you could use the other elements here for any spring lunch with friends or family.
We set the table with my favorite neutral stoneware plates from the New York-based ceramicist Eric Bonnin, rattan-wrapped glasses, and rose gold cutlery from Canvas Home. To create a light, spring-appropriate feel, we used yellow striped napkins from Heather Taylor Home, which Amy tied with a little bit of neutral-color leather. Sophia then added three beautiful floral arrangements to the center of the table in Victoria Morris vessels. The white groupings—made with local wisteria, tulips, poppies, hyacinth, Oregon-grown cherry blossom, and Japanese sweet peas—made a such a statement while still being really simple and easy. Sophia also tucked extra flowers into the napkins to bring everything together.
Amy placed an egg at each place setting printed with the guest’s name using temporary tattoo paper from Amazon. The project is super easy and results are so beautiful! XXJKE
P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow for Pamela’s delicious and healthful Easter-themed menu.