Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bitty Buttons.

Happy Thursday everyone!! (Actually, happy *St. Patrick's Day*, everyone!! :0) 

Peeking around blogland yesterday evening, it looks like this weeks Trigger at the Moxie Fab World has inspired people to create in all sorts of different ways! So much fun!

For those peeps who haven't met this weeks inspiration pic:


Linen, creamware, kraft and buttons. (With the concept of food hovering in the atmosphere of this picture too :0)

For some reason this triggered the idea of rustic French Country dining for me - maybe the creamware plate? And linen has such a timeless quality about it - something that has been used, worn and appreciated for millennia.

So I decided to go a little aged and rustic - and keep to the table theme (I LOVE table decor), to make some slightly different place cards ...

Tuesday Trigger : Buttons

The textile element is present in the gingham, some stitching - as a nod to the beautiful hemming on the napkins, and some distressing because of the rustic country dining that somehow was evoked for me. The base cardstock is rustic white.

Actually, I found this concept a lot of fun and wondered how gingham napkin holders with button closures would look with these ... hmmmmm!!

I think those may be coming soon to a table near me :0)!!

So there it is for now ...

I hope you have an Irish Blessing kind of day!

xxx

N

25 comments:

Keva said...

Very cool! I love the look of these so much and the alphabet font is adorable!

Rhonda said...

These are adorable Nerina.

Diane Jaquay said...

SO cute!!! Love them :)

Beate said...

Gorgeous place cards! Love the texture and colors you chose. Beautiful photograph as well.
Hugs and smiles

Ronnie said...

Your blog is amazing! Thank you so much for coming by to visit mine. I am your newest follower!

Kara said...

these are awesome...love the rustic sophistication of these!!

Amy said...

So cute! Love the CAS style!!

Terri said...

Very cute. Love how you personalized them.

onecraftymama said...

So, so awesome! The most unique take I've seen browsing everyone's entries - and I love how you were inspired. I sense a Target badge in your future :)

Christina said...

Love these darling CAS placecards! The warm tones make them look so welcoming. What a fab take on the Trigger image!

Elizabeth Allan said...

So nice Nerina. You always come up with such creative inspiration.

Deirdre said...

Love what you created. Beautiful.

Cindy said...

These are so beautiful in a simplistic way.

Sharron said...

Marvelous take on the Trigger challenge! Great idea to think of place cards and I love the homespun feel. The soft neutral colors work perfectly.

Linda said...

O-o-oo, so lovely. I just adore gingham. Everything works so well together. I think I have just the fabric to match those placecards! I love to use plaids and checks in my quilts. Let us know if you make the napkin holders. Er, pictures please?

Jen Carter said...

These are so cute!! Adorable!

Peggysuez said...

So very cute, great job with the buttons.

Cath said...

Hey Nerina! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Nerina! Your button cards are so cute! Congrats on your Tuesday Trigger win!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are great!!! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win.

kari bell said...

beautiful! i just love them.

Trinh said...

Love your take on the TT, Nerina! Congrats!

Kelly S. said...

Totally adorable, and Moxie Fab idea! Congrats on being a Trigger Target girl again!

Teresa Zuehls said...

These are the cutest homespun place cards I've seen. Congrats on being a Tuesday Trigger winner!

Audrey Pettit said...

So sweet and adorable! I can so see the inspiration from that photo, and just love your place cards. You idea for napkin rings would go so well with them. :)