Use a Potting Bench as All-In-One Party Station
Rather polish your tools than your silverware? Then check out this fir potting bench-turned-entertaining center
Rather polish your tools than your silverware? Then check out this fir potting bench-turned-entertaining center. Made from an off-duty piece of gardening furniture ($189; gardeners.com) and stocked with practical servingware that boasts a playful DIY twist, it makes a natural gather-round spot for your next get-together.
Transform a leftover slate roof or floor tile into a rustic server: Clean the surface with warm soapy water; rinse and let dry. Before serving, use chalk to label each cheese. Then add a set of wood-handled stainless-steel cheese knives for cutting everything from Monterey Jack to Muenster.
$43 for a set of five; surlatable.com
If you don't have room for an ice chest, keep drinks chilled in the potting bench's watertight plastic soil bin.