Last year, I donated a table scape package to a wonderful cause. The doula foundation. The winner of the package asked me to put together a special table scape for a dear friend's birthday party. The client was beyond happy when they saw the final result, but in addition to his complements, I heard the sweetest complement thru a friend of a friend about the work I did for this special party. That warms my heart to hear that I can somehow be helpful in making a party memorable. Have I told you, I LOVE my job?
What are the things you love to do to make a holiday memorable? To me, it doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive.
For this fallish-toned table scape pictured above, I wanted to do a simple place card setting and take-away. Here's what I did...
1. Since the dinner was Italian, I decided to use something used in a lot of Italian cooking. Garlic. Fresh garlic. Inexpensive. I took a knife and put a slight cut in it to hold a cardstock name card.
2. For the custom take away, I made a bookmark using some leather strips I found at a local leather shop. I think they were $1 each. Then, I took thin, copper tubing and fed it thru the top of the leather strip to make a fancy curly-cue topper. The strip then became a fancy, looking book mark that looked like an expensive thoughtful gift. To me, the bookmark was the perfect-little-useful-something to use going into the winter months. A good gift made simple. Cheers!