The minute I stumbled across the Sunday Suppers site, I became an instant fan. Founder (and photographer/food stylist) Karen Mordecai stages cooking and dining experiences, drawing on the talents of local chefs, in a waterfront loft in Brooklyn. Mordecai's table settings are especially appealing; in particular, I like her take on a cheese table, using yards of filmy cheesecloth to cover the table and porcelain cake stands to display the offerings. Below is a roundup of tabletop items to create a similar look and feel.
Above: The simplest (and most appealing) cake stand we know of comes from San Francisco company BIA Cordon Bleu and is available in three sizes. The large BIA Cordon Bleu Nouveau Collection Pastry/Cheese Stand is 14.1 inches in diameter and costs $38 at Amazon. The 10.3-inch BIA Cordon Bleu Nouveau Collection Pastry/Cheese Stand is $17. The BIA Cordon Bleu Nouveau 6-Inch Pastry/Cheese Stand is $17.
Above: Cheesecloth; $37 for a 100-yard box from the Online Fabric Store.
Above: Trio of Vintage Apothocary Bottles; $12 at Etsy.
Above: Made in South Africa, the Wishing Well Ice Bucket is made of heavy duty white-glazed stoneware; $128 at Anthropologie.
Above: From Landscape Products in Japan, the Small Cheese Dome features a mouthblown glass dome (signed and dated) and a solid walnut base; $156 at Horne (free shipping).