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For Thanksgiving dessert this year, I wanted to create a pie bar in our dining room for our guests to enjoy after dinner. The beauty of this pie bar is that it doesn’t just have to be for Thanksgiving, it would work great for entertaining year round, especially throughout the holidays.
Of course, I first surveyed the family to ensure that I made everyone’s favorite pies. The cast of characters included apple crumb, pumpkin, lemon meringue, pecan, and cherry.We’ve had the bow front buffet in our dining room for years and I have always envisioned a chalkboard menu above it, so I built one out of old barn wood from a nearby barn that was recently torn down. I love the contrast it provides to the rest of the light colored elements in the dining room.
This post contains some affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy here.To give our pie bar visual interest, I used a variety of pedestals and servers so that the pies would sit at varying heights. The rusty white one on the left is an old concrete plant stand. I love mixing old and new, so I added in the Marin White Cake Stand. The chalkboard tags were a cute little way to let everyone know which pie was which.No pie bar would be complete without homemade whipped cream! To add more dimension to the scene, I served the whipped cream in a vintage silver bowl, which I found at a thrift store.The white ruffled cake server and the short acacia wood server added more texture and height to the buffet.For the dessert plates, I used the Marbury Salad Plates, which are bigger than traditional dessert plates and allow guests to enjoy BIG pieces of pie! I absolutely love the handmade look of these plates and the antiqued looking edges.I always add greenery to my vignettes and this little bunch of leaves from the grocery store, stuck in an old milk jug, was the perfect touch.This was my first attempt at a lattice topped pie and it actually turned out looking pretty good!Shop the look:
White Large Cake Stand
Glass Pie Plates
Ruffle Cake Stand
Acacia Wood Server
Buffalo Check Table Runner
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