I had wanted to post this "sideboard-scape" awhile ago, but then got caught up in all my other tablescape ideas that I didn't get to it! I put this together last year at Christmas for a Holiday Open House that Erik and I hosted at our home for friends and family. I hope that nobody minds seeing something Christmas-y in Spring!
Thanks once again to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting another Tablescape Thursday!
This is our sideboard, which we purchased on eBay in 2007. We had to drive to Napierville, Illinois to pick it up. It was made by the Batesville Cabinet Company, in Batesville, IN., which was renowned for it's fine cabinetry. The company was formed in 1879 and later, two other companies were merged with the Batesville Cabinet Company; they were the American Furniture Company, which manufactured bedroom furniture and the Batesville Coffin Company, which made coffins. Batesville Cabinet specialized in fine dining room furniture.
We served very simple fare at the open house; I put mostly desserts on the sideboard with other snacks and appetizers on the dining room table. The three-tiered stand has an assortment of Christmas cookies, with more on another plate next to it. My glass covered cake stand has a red velvet cake with vanilla icing inside. (There was a second cake also, not pictured!)
Mmmm....Christmas cookies! I used my white cut-work lace dresser scarf on top of the sideboard and tucked some sprigs of faux red berries and greenery in between plates.
I made all the cookies myself. I am a Christmas cookie freak. Including home-made fudge on the top tier. It's hard to see, but I had white paper lace doilies lining the plates.
I did have candles lit later on but did not take pictures. I also did not do a lot of close-up pictures. The open house was for Christmas 2008, long before my "tablescape days", so I only took a couple quick shots!
Thanks for stopping by! I promise to have an actual tablescape for next time!