Have a Seat!

Here come the Brides!  And your guests!  As we head into June – and early Summer Fêtes,  I thought I’d share a few ideas…

Artist Ryan Haugh upcycles champagne cork Cages into whimsical chairs.  They are a sweet keepsake and a clever way to display your Escort Cards at your own Champagne affair.  His shop and his chairs are found on Etsy.

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Speaking of Spirits, you can recycle your own wine and champagne corks or upcycle them as I did here with a little pen and paint.  You’ll need to slice the cork at the top with a serrated knife for the card to slip into.  The kind folks of Brooklyn’s own Smith & Vine donated these corks, but it’ll be much more fun to stock up on corks the old-fashioned way…

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If your event dares to be a bit more wild, why not try some Animal Magnets? .   These customizable wedding favors, sold on Etsy, come in array of animals and colors.

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And why not put your tchotchkes to work?   These sweet felt chairs are Anthropologie Christmas ornaments.

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Go vintage!  These are vintage cup cake toppers, which I also found on Etsy.

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You can always add a little elegance to your own small parties and events by adding a special touch – yours!  This is my own place mat sketch, but the folks at Cake Vintage are the masters of beautiful paper placemats and serving papers.  Printed on recycled paper with soy ink, the papers give any simple meal, an elegant feel.

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