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Entertaining: Wedding China Redo

Event planner Rachel Hollis gives new life to old wedding china

Written by Krissa Rossbund
  • Dominique Vorillon
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley

    Cindy Chapek’s white wedding china, set against a background of teals, browns, and burgundies, shows off a simple-to-prepare spring luncheon with flavors as fresh as the table setting.


    Strawberry & Spring Onion Salad
    Rosemary Lamb Chops
    Lemon-Thyme Sorbet with Lemon-Coconut Cookies

    Shopping List

    Check your pantry for these necessary items before shopping:

    • Olive Oil (need 3 tablespoons)
    • Dijon-style mustard (need 2 teaspoons)
    • Salt
    • Black pepper
    • Sugar (need 1 cup plus a pinch)
    • Flour (need 1 3/4 cups)
    • Butter (need 1 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons)
    • Eggs (need 1 large)


    • 1 pound small strawberries
    • 2 medium lemons (for zest and juice)
    • 2 bunches green onions
    • 1 bulb garlic (need 3 cloves)
    • Mixed spring greens (about 5 to 6 ounces)
    • 1 bunch fresh chives
    • 1 bunch fresh dill
    • 1 bunch rosemary
    • 1 bunch lemon-thyme or thyme


    • Champagne vinegar
    • Balsamic vinegar

    Baking aisle

    • Confectioners’ sugar (need 3 cups)
    • 1 (12-ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut


    • 18 baby lamb chops, separated and frenched (about 3 racks)


    • Dry red wine for cooking
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley
  • Colleen Duffley
  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.