This past weekend I had a few friends over for dinner. It was a last minute sort of thing, which, in my opinion often turns out to be the most fun. I found these tiny potted herbs at Trader Joe's that morning and could not resist them. Later on, when we decided to get together for dinner I thought that they would make nice place card holders for the table.
I stamped each person's name on card stock in gold and then trimmed the edges with scalloped scissors.
I then decided that I wanted to make some nice napkins for the evening. A while ago I found this beautiful linen from Italy. It is a flax color with a fine weave. I love the way it looks when it is right out of the dryer.
I made napkins with a small raw edged ruffle around the perimeter. I really like the look that the ruffle has been torn. The downside is that you do have to clip some strings after washing.
If you look closely you can see the the edges are a shade lighter that the rest of the fabric. I like that effect as well.
The best part of the evening, of course, was the company. I remind myself often how blessed I am to be surrounded by wonderful friends and family.
Have a great week