Stack it Up
Rise to the occasion with basswood planks. These versatile finds are a thrifty buy starting at less than $5 each (Basswood Country Rounds and Planks from Walnut Hollow, www.walnuthollow.com). Stack several to elevate everything from the sangría urn to cupcakes and toppings. Cover with an oval of Gordon Dress tartan (the edges are cut with pinking shears) to use as a trivet. Ensure long life and protect from food stains by coating with a thin layer of mineral oil prior to using.