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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Place Cards are for the BIRDS.....

 PIGEONS, that is....:))


Now, I ask you...
is THIS PLACE CARD not one of the cutest you've ever seen...?? 
OOO,
and notice the NAME on this card....
 



EXCUSE MEEEE while I FALL IN LOVE !!

 This cute idea came from COUNTRY LIVING magazine...
boy, I just LOVE that magazine.

At the risk of being run out of Blogland on a rail,
I will take this time, ladies and gents,
to say that I've never, EVER used PLACE CARDS at our table.

But when I saw THESE CUTIES, I decided to make a couple.


I think they are just adorable...
and super, SUPER easy to make.

You can make these, too, if you'd like.

Go  to Country Living link and, using card stock paper, you can print two birds per page.

Cut out and fold in half as directed.

 ....using strips of paper 5/16" wide x 6" long, (I just eye-balled it)...
curl the ends around a pencil to get the curl you want...
Write the name you want, looping one end of the paper around the front leg
before sitting it on a plate.

They really are fun to make....


You could print up a stack, go ahead and cut your little strips of paper ahead of time...


Then, just before your dinner, you can write the names and 
be ready for them all....
:>)
 



These really would be cute with a
centerpiece of  a
"nest under  glass" along with more bird nests...or little bird houses....or ......


lots of ideas come to mind.

I'm using my mother's CLEAR GLASS VINTAGE CAKE PLATES
for chargers....I love 'em.

All my PINK roses are spent right now....
in between the last and the next blooming session.
So, only a few Apricot roses left...

WE NEED RAIN....!!!


Who SEZ you can't use PLACE CARDS and VINTAGE CHARGERS
for a bowl of
APPLE JACKS....???

It was fun having a cute table for our breakfast of CEREAL...:))

hahhhaaa....LIFE IS GOOD.

LINKING WITH:
PINK SAT. (Apricot roses ARE a form of PINK, right..??)

33 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I didn't see that in the magazine, will have to go back and look. Yours are terrific. Thanks BJ
Mary

Irene said...

Too many people at our dinners to have place cards. Yet these are so cute that I will have to make some to use for other reasons such as gift tags or scrap booking. Thanks for sharing, have a sunny weekend.

Sarah said...

BJ, I love to use place cards, though I rarely have more than eight guests at my dinner table. I just love showing my guests that I've set a place just for them.
Thank you for sharing these cuties. Yes, they are one of the cutest I've seen. Definitely making these! Thanks for the heads up and the link, my friend. ~ Sarah

Hollace said...

I've got to go find a Country Living now. They are darling and I like the Frenchy look. Don't know about pigeons on the dining table, though!

Maureen said...

So pretty and I love you little restaurant creamers as flower vases!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your place settings turned out cute BJ! Country Living is such a fun magazine:@)

Rettabug said...

What a darling idea...so cute! You did a fantastic job of recreating the CL table, BJ.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new header & the whole "clean" look to your blog lately. Beautifully done!!

Hugs,
Rett

Theresa said...

What a cute idea:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Patty Patterson said...

Those are cute! But really, I seldom get a post card. Where did you find those?

NanaDiana said...

THOSE are darling, bj. I just love them. I like things that are a bit whimsical and these are that! Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

Jackie said...

Good work BJ. Like you I don't use place cards....but those almost get me starting.

God bless.

Shelia said...

Hi BJ! Oh, I love these and they are gawjus! :) You did good and made a pretty little table with them! I love me some apple jacks and haven't had any in some time!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Precious.......

Soooo cute.

You have so much fun. :-)

Your lovely Emma. :-)

Our lovely Emma has a new boyfriend. And yes, her 'Nana' is silly enough to be thrilled. :-)))))))))))))

Cranberry Morning said...

Absolutely love it, BJ! And it was an optical illusion for me. It didn't straighten out in my mind until I saw the second photo. How weird is that! I was seeing the white with the postcard tucked behind it (like the reverse of what it was!) :-) Have a happy day.

LV said...

I did not see my name on one of the cute place cards. Course, if I were coming, I would find me a seat without a card at your table.

Constance said...

I love these birds, and a friend brought them to me a couple of months ago. I used the pattern and double sided paper to make more-- they are adorable

Vee said...

I am laughing myself silly thinking of the direction you could go for the next photo challenge. These are adorable!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are so darn cute!!! I would love to print these out!

hugs, Linda

Madeline's Album said...

A very cute idea. Thanks for sharing this great idea. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those would be perfect for my next luncheon. And yes, I saw the name...VERY French. :)
I've never had an applejack in my entire..mmmmfffff years. I wonder why that is??

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ :) Beautiful pinks! ...such fun placecards!
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Audrey said...

Those are really cute place cards. Bet Mr. Sweet enjoyed them too. Your table looks lovely too.
Have a great week-end.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Adrienne said...

Those are the cutest place cards! You always have such a nice table. I'm doing well some days just to get food on the table!
~Adrienne~

Patty said...

I love this idea BJ. Thanks for showing us! Your table is so cute!

kitty said...

What a cute idea, bj! Your display is even cuter than the CL one. xo

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

BJ, you're a hoot! Love this, your creativity and your spirit! :)
hugs,
Deb

Patti said...

Hi BJ, thank you for visiting my classic film blog and for your lovely comment. Not sure how you found me, but I'm glad you did. I always enjoy discovering others with whom I can share my passion for classic films.

You have a beautiful blog! I will enjoy visiting again.

Blessings,
Patti

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

These are the cutest things ever!

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Love, LOVE, L O V E these placecards, dear friend!!!
I am totally smitten with the gingersnap/ apricot roses in your vintage restuarant pitchers!!! I have the pitchers (similar to those used in my Grandmothers Diner from the latter 40's early 50's) and we have the same hue roses!!!
Thank you for always inspiring!!!
Fondly,
Pat

SavannahGranny said...

These are adorable. I am headed over to the Country Living link, now.
Love you copycat pic. You can enter that in Debbie Dos Copycat Party!!
Hugs, Ginger

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo cute~ I adore them!! Sharing at the party tomorrow~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Debra Oliver said...

adorable!! so many fun things to do with this pattern!

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful idea - just perfect!!!
Visiting via French Country Cottage
( congrats on the well earned feature !!! )
Have a great wknd
Hugs,
Suzan