Country Living Magazine asked its Instagram followers to create a summery place setting that represented their state, and Plume Events was ready for the challenge! We spent several weeks tossing ideas back and forth and shopping for the perfect pieces to create the look we envisioned, and we couldn't be happier with the final product and with the gorgeous photos from DiPrima Photography!
We knew for summer in NC we had to go with a red, white, and blue color-scheme, after all, our state flag boasts these beautiful colors, and who doesn't love a North Carolina Fourth of July picnic? We chose a white dinner plate with a blue rim from Williams-Sonoma and a white salad plate with dotted accents from Target. The blue and white check cloth napkin is from Sur La Table, and the drinking glass with striped detailing is from Pier 1. The wooden slatted charger is actually a wood project piece from Michaels. We thought it was the perfect piece to off-set the red wood of the vintage farm table. One of our favorite new selections was the white-handled flatware from Pottery Barn that made the table feel light and fun. Finally, we added the adorable vintage metal salt and pepper shakers.
After selecting the colors and the actual place setting, we had to make sure we represented North Carolina well. And since we are one of top states in the nation for hog farming, and you can't think about North Carolina without thinking about pork barbecue, we brought in the vintage pig cutting board--isn't he super cute?! We layered a vintage metal strainer, lined with cheesecloth and filled with homemade biscuits, on top of the cutting board and added some strawberry preserves and butter as a nod to NC country cooking.
Finally, we brought some cheer to the table with some NC wildflowers, including our favorite--Queen Anne's Lace.
This table is not only perfectly NC, but it is perfectly summer, perfectly southern, and perfectly fun. To rent some of these pieces or have Plume Events help you style your next NC summer soiree, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!