We recently spotted a long (we're talking like 60" long) hand-carved wood bread board at an antique shop. After passing it up, we're now thinking about it again. Here are a few similar trays we scouted out that are readily available, just in case the antique one is sold when we revisit the shop:
We're thinking such a board could be great for its original use, but also for displaying fruits or objects in a linear fashion down the center of a dining table.
None of these is as large or as rustic as the one we spotted at the antique shop. As we recall, the price on our inspiration piece was something like $45. Looking back, that doesn't seem too bad given its size and originality. However, we'll seriously contemplate one of these lovely backups if we can't find the original!