In my role as
tour guide for your trip to Brazil I initially thought of doing
a Carnaval-inspired table. However, after a bit of research about
that country's beautiful coastline and the dense vegetation, I decided
rather to incorporate the water and jungle motifs.
For a foundation
for your Brazil table, cover it with a piece of pale blue muslin.
What's great about this fabric is that it's readily available,
inexpensive, and it doesn't need to be hemmed. The look is meant
to be very soft.
should do the trick. Place one at each end of the table. Stain
a couple of terracotta pots a dark brown colour. Wrap an Accordion
palm around each one, securing it with raffia. Add three cubes
of oasis to each pot, and then stick two Monstera leaves into
with the water theme, pick up some bamboo sticks (ours had some
funky fish at the ends) and anchor them into the oasis along with
the Monstera leaves. With different heights and sizes, you can
create a really colourful, nifty look of fish swimming on both
sides of the table.
containers are wonderful for many purposes. They are great to
have on hand for dips at an hors d'oeuvre reception or as a finger
bowl in a pinch. In this case, add a votive candle to each container
and scatter them impromptu about the table.
of a large platter of fresh fruit into your design will really
bring something important about this culture to the table. Brazilians
are known for their appreciation of tropical fruit because it
grows in such abundance all over the countryside. Add plantains,
mango, dragon fruit, etcetera. It will end up being an interesting
and tasty addition to your Brazilian table.