Text by Claire Pool
Enjoy an alfresco springtime meal inspired by a seasonal pollinator, with fresh air, clear skies, and sunshine playing supporting roles in the affair.
Utilizing a special collection, like these vintage china plates designed by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, adds a unique layer to this lively spring setting. The plates are adorned with the rhododendron, West Virginia’s state flower.
Individual pots of honey greet arriving guests while not only tying the theme together but also bestowing a favor for them to take home. Visit your local farmers’ market to inquire about bottled honey from a local beekeeper.
Take a cue or two from spring’s iconic insect—the honeybee. With a yellow-checkered tablecloth and faux beehive centerpieces, the table setting gleans inspiration from this striped symbol of the season.