Serving Board Table Display

Oh, the things you can do with a cutting/serving board.

Well, I actually collect cutting boards and while I’m not sure I’ll ever use this board for any cutting, I am still putting it to good use.

So much for cutting knives, for now I’m using this find as a serving board table display.

Pottery Barn displaysAbove Pottery Barn displays, snapped with my IPHONE

Before I share more on my table display, allow me to share the inspiration behind it.

I first spotted this big board along with several other wood pieces on display at Pottery Barn.

Ooh-la-la.  I love all the wood here, including this gorgeous bowl which I may just have to grab another time.

pedestal board

Once I got the board home I realized it had a few minor cracks.

No need to return it though because I think it gives the board a more worn and weathered look at that just gives it eve more character in my book.

pedestal board veins

Check out this deep, dark vein that runs from one length of the board to the other.

More delicious character.

(NOTE: I’ll definitely be using this board in my food styling efforts. What a great looking backdrop this will make.)

artificial pears

This is definitely a board that deserves to be out in the open, as opposed to being tucked away in a cabinet somewhere.

So, I went on a short shopping trip around my own cabinets, household drawers and cupboards to find an assortment of goodies to use in my new pedestal display.

Of course, artificial pears (or apples) never go out of style.

clay bird

This little clay bird was hidden away in a drawer and is now perfectly pleased to see the light of day.

I welcome the opportunity to reuse old, forgotten pieces like this.

A little greenery goes a long way too.

Note to self: Pick up some artificial moss to fill in the ceramic flower pot.

mini topiary

The smaller topiaries are actually fairy garden greens that I found at my local nursery.

I’ve been collecting other pieces for a fairy garden and I’ll share that project later in an upcoming post.

table display from above

Just add a few candles, a checkered napkin and a clock plate to finish off the presentation.

Serving board table display

All done and my kitchen table has a great new look.

NOTE: This ruler-inspired table runner is another easy DIY project. 

You can see how I made it using stencils and an ordinary drop cloth if you click here

I’m pleased with this look.

Now, if only I can keep certain young fingers from constantly re-arranging my elements.

I’m linking this Pedestal Board Table Display to the following:

Savvy Southern Style.



  • elisa

    i love this.

  • Kinga A Niski

    I just love your work !!! Wow !!! This centerpiece is fabulous …
    Best wishes,

  • Kim

    Lisa, I saw those boards at PB, too. I love how you styled it. That will be a great piece to be used in so many ways. Hmmm, maybe I need one.

  • Kisha

    Beautiful and unique table setting! I’m inspired to duplicate this for my fall tablescape.

  • Keeping It Cozy

    I love your new board – the patina is gorgeous! There is nothing I love more than weathered wood. 🙂 Your display is perfect.

  • Rosalie

    I really like the primitive look of your new pedestal board and your selection of complementary elements. Everything you put together is always very ‘together.’ I always look forward to your latest projects. You have so many great ideas.
    Warm regards,

  • Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita

    What a charming centerpiece! I love the way it came out.

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