I host dinner parties for friends regularly and usually my friends will bring party favors in the form of flowers, food, or wine. And naturally these items need to be carried in or packaged in some manner. So naturally, for me, the bags or boxes that gifts arrive in can be equally as exciting as the intended party favor.

Tray Before

And thus how I came to ownership of this food platter. Just this past weekend I was doing a deep cleaning in my living room and after pushing some furniture around I came across this platter. It seems at some point myself or a guest shoved this platter under my sofa and it was forgotten about until I rediscovered it this past weekend.

Well you know me… I couldn’t leave it as-is. With just a little bit of effort I remade this platter into an attractive center piece.

Tray

Now it is ready for a wonderful floral center piece.