I love using placecards with guests names on tablescapes. I think it adds a bit of elegance to the table, and gives guests a little something to do while I am getting the first course out to the table. I know that some of my guests are close friends, and will ride together to get here, so I place them farther apart to foster more conversation. For these placecards, I started with purple cardstock to go with my violets theme.
I stamped a flower on white card stock using light lavendar ink.
Then used a punch to cut them out, centering the stamped image.
I cut the lavendar card stock into placecard size of 2 inches by 4 inches. I stamped a phrase on the back side in Grape ink, which can be seen by the person sitting across the table, and gives the participants a nice little souvenir to take home. “Time spent with friends is time well spent.”
The flower accent is glued to the front. Each name is hand written.
All six done.
So easy, these only took about 15 minutes, yet added so much to the table!
At a recent dinner with friends, I had a patriotic tablescape and did placecards in with stars. The back side had the word Celebrate.
On the front, I wrote the names and added some stars to the left side. These took a grand total of 10 minutes to make, and added a personal touch to the table. Guests love to take these home as a remembrance.
These days, I know that very few have dinner parties or luncheons in their homes anymore. It is just easier to go out, meet at a restaurant, or chat at a meeting. But I still enjoy the pleasure of a leisurely meal, shared with friends in our home. I enjoy cooking and creating, and what better way to do all the things I enjoy!
Do you still entertain in your home?