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placecards for Thanksgiving dinner

November 12, 2010

Making these placecards has been a fun little project.  A mixture of tradition and whimsy, high brow and seat-of-the-pants.  Just the way I like to set a table – combining china with pottery, sterling with stainless (sorry, no sterling in these photos).  Place settings that are pretty, but not predictable. 

Best of all, no investment required.  Leftover cardstock, wrapping paper and glossy pages of printed text from that annual report I’ve been meaning to read. 

Crafting the style of the lettering, selecting the paper, cutting the designs.  Although it’s nothing grand, it is a personal way of extending a welcoming hand and heart on a day rooted in reflection and gratitude.

Give thanks, share love, celebrate the day itself.

For some really inspired placecard designs, click over to The Stir.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2010 12:27 am

    such a cute idea! I just did a similar post on recycled cards and envelopes using vintage books and maps!

  2. November 13, 2010 2:00 am

    these are way too cute. i LOVE thanksgiving…one of my favorite holidays by far.

  3. November 14, 2010 1:11 am


    OMG Diane, they came out faaaabulous!

    (but of course…I knew they would)

    Your place settings are just beautiful! Exactly, pretty, but not predictable.

    “it is a personal way of extending a welcoming hand and heart on a day rooted in reflection and gratitude.”


    Hope you’re enjoying a glorious weekend, my friend!


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