Butler’s Pantry was proud to be part of the 2008 St. Louis Children’s Hospital tabletop Event held on April 24th at the Ritz-Carlton which raised $107,000-an event record! This one-of-a-kind luncheon featured imaginative tabletop designs by some of St. Louis’ finest florists, decorators and vendors. For the second year in a row, Butler’s Pantry teamed up with Brian Blasingame of Fleurish to design this year’s table.
With inspiration from the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi River, The Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, our garden conservatory design took shape. Magnificent orchids, white roses and miniature palms were displayed in cloches and bell jars among beeswax candlesticks. The entire display was set atop a runner of white painted bricks with moss and Kermit Mums tucked in between. Tables from Premier Rentals, wicker chairs from Cafe Madeleine, speciality linens from BBJ Linen and flatware & crystal from The Aries Company were all brought in to complete the elegant and sophisticated look of the table. For a finishing touch, antique china from our staff’s mothers, grandmothers and aunts were mixed together to create a fanciful, well dressed place setting.