Sep 15, 2009

TABLETOP TUESDAY - repurpose (not slurp) your soup

isn't this lovely?

i took this snap at luxe kitchen and lounge way back when on mother's day. my "boys" treated me to brunch there. and, might i add, it was delish.

anyhoo, i adore this composition: 

~ soup can repurposed as vase

~ mismatched silverware wrapped in cotton kitchen towels used as napkins (you could also use dishcloths)

~ casually arranged wildflowers + mixed tulips atop a knotty farm table

the restaurant is a fun spot in the rivitalized "detroit shoreway" 'hood of cleveland. the space was created under chef marlin kaplan's mantra "reduce, recycle, repurpose" - and its funky + ever-so-hip vibe reflects it. 

it's not surprising though. years ago, mr. kaplan was an advertising exec in NYC before he traded his briefcase for a spatula.

well done - on all accounts.

create the same vignette in your own home by saving that empty can of tomato soup. then, hit your local thrift shop for wares and ikea for inexpensive kitchen towels. 

i'd love to see your own interpretation of this vignette - and perhaps post it too! send snapshots to:

(photo credit: lissa lowe)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it!

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