Libbie’s Table: Banana-inspired Lunch

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
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Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
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My love of all things Dorothy Draper mixed with a little Warhol”esque” pop art inspired the recipe for this banana luncheon table for four.
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Recipe for a Banana Inspired Luncheon Table

Ingredients:
•Great Table and Chairs: Use whatever you have, just make it a clean slate. I used vintage Bertoia chairs and a new Saarinen table .
•Fresh Greens: ALWAYS have something fresh on the table…in this case on the floor. Sadly Tropical Storm Hermine had blown over a few of my neighbor’s banana leaves. Luckily it didn’t kill the plant AND I got to use the fallen leaves for my luncheon.
•Cool Placemats: (Get this downloadable banana print from ETSY) I downloaded the print and took it to Staples to print a larger size on thicker stock paper.
•A Conversation Piece: Bananas painted white at each place setting were definitely something to talk about.
•Interesting Centerpiece: Centerpieces don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. How affordable and chic is this!! I used Vintage and New Liquor Decanters (I collect decanters old and new and especially love the gold striped from Emily McCarthy Shoppe) and filled them with pink colored water! The rabbit is for good luck I think.
•Fun Place Cards: Typically I don’t believe place cards are needed for less than 8 people, but couldn’t resist with a simple instamatic photo take of each guest as they arrive!
•Good Food: It doesn’t have to be a lot at a luncheon, it just has to be great! This recipe for One Bowl Best Ever Banana Bread was the perfect choice to have on the table for a little pre lunch nibble.
•Good Soundtrack: ALWAYS have great background music…always. And if one or two of the songs are danceable…that’s a bonus!

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