Whilst frequenting my favorite Farmers Market (just off Marylebone Lane) last week, I picked up a bunch of tiny 3-4" charming antique terracotta pots.
True, they are somewhat of a strange purchase due to their small size, and not very exciting at present, but I hope to put these lovelies to good use at our next assignment (as apparently, we'll be required to do a fair bit of entertaining).
A while back, I read an article by Martha Stuart using these small terracotta pots as simple yet elegant place card settings and favors .. they looked lovely, so I thought I'd give them a whirl.
To make one, place a small piece of broken china in the pot, fill with potting soil, and top with a rounded mound of velvety lush green moss. Insert a birch twig or sprig of pussy willow into the center of the mound and secure a name card to the twig.
As a variation to this I thought I'd either pop a vintage ribbon bow around the pot and attach the name card there in the center, or attach Regency period woodcut images of ladies & gentlemen to picks and insert them into the top of the moss and have their name cards affixed to the front of the pots in a scrolling style banner.
I've also been mulling over various ideas for lovely invitation cards, etc, but I think I'm going to seek the amazing talents of Katie ~ Homekeeping Hearts, as no one does dainty stationery as beautifully as she!