I like place cards, do you? Elegantly scripted or whimsically illustrated, they add charm tot he table and a sense of occasion.
Next dinner party, why don’t you try this? A friend of ours threw a birthday dinner for her husband. He is fond of wearing bowties. That’s my place card above. Each of us had one, nicely and inexpensively framed, beckoning us to our seats. Which, given the amount of scotch consumed, was a very good idea. They were beacons in the haze.
The hostess couldn’t really draw or paint, so she found pictures of a bunch of different bowties on the internet, printed them out and framed them in Indian silver frames purchased at the Dollar Store. Perfect. If you can sketch or watercolour, so much the better!
Easy and elegant. My kind of detail.