clever placecards

My sweet friend Emily scored a gorgeous assortment of antique silver-plated spoons at a tag sale this summer.  She is kind of obsessed with them and wants to display them in a shadowbox to hang in her kitchen.  She pulled them out to show me when we got together to plan her Thanksgiving dinner.  I suggested that before she got all crafty, why not set the table with them.  I firmly believe that beautiful things should be pulled out and used!  Then we had the idea that the spoons could pull double duty on her Thanksgiving table.  Place card holder and place setting!  A simple tag, a bit of twine and a small "found" object are all that is needed.  Keep it simple.  If your guest can't figure out how to access their plate, napkin and silverware or feel uncomfortable deconstructing your bedazzled place setting, you may have gone overboard.  Put down the glue gun and see what we came up with for Emily!

twine spoon pine cone place card

thanksgiving spoon pine cone place card

Gold tablecloth placecard thanksgiving