It started on Thanksgiving... me with a need to make our holiday tablescape something special for those joining us for dinner. But also affordable and well, realistic as I have three little children running around and we put all the food right in the center of the table and all that. My chargers broke last year and I haven't gotten around to replacing them... with what I'm just not sure. Anyways. I was looking for some greens to put on my Grammy's scale that I recently painted and distressed and saw my rosemary plant that somehow I have yet to kill (I always kill rosemary over the winter, why is that?) and that's when it came to me. I shall make little wreaths of rosemary for my scale. And then! If I have enough come Christmas Day I shall also make little place cards for my family too! Or I'll just go buy sprigs of rosemary. They can't be that expensive yeah?
I soaked the rosemary for a few minutes so it would be more pliable. Then, using thin wire I created my wreath. This was all I did for the scale.
For my place card practice run I just tied a cute little bow of twine at the top and cut out a little tag from white paper and there you have it! Letteria's place card!
I get a lot of comments about my handwriting... and I assure you penmanship (and cursive, yuck!) was never my thing. But I learned a trick somewhere once (probably from Joanna Herself). This trick is, whenever your pen is going down, thicken that line. So I just use a regular pen I stole from Matt's office and anytime the pen goes down I thicken that area of the letter. It also helps to look at them as lines not letters. That's how I do it anyway.
How. Cute. Are. These?!
Now I have no idea how long they survive. Does anyone know?
Oh and hey happy birthday to my sister! She hit the prize with the shortest day of the year am I right? I hope you have the very best day!