I’m a sucker for the office supply aisle at target. The owl thumb tacks and dog tape dispenser and gold stapler and the little chalkboard easel caught my eye every single time I was in the store.
And, I’d stand there, admiring, looking, and wanting, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy any of it, and I’d leave the store thinking, “Maybe next time.”
Well, next time finally came and so one afternoon, with me, myself and my gift card, I walked into Target and headed straight to the office supply aisle.
It was so freeing to make what I considered frivolous purchases; buying items that I didn’t need and that I didn’t know exactly how or when I’d use them, especially the chalkboard easel.
As, I walked out of the store with my new desk accessories, a light bulb went off…
The chalkboard easel could be used as a tabletop menu board and recipe card holder.
The easel is small enough to tuck right into the middle of the table with the centerpiece and dishes.
You can write the menu or main entree on one side,
and put recipe cards on the other side.
Tip: Clip the recipe cards together and pin the clip to the cork board, making your recipe available for guests to take home. For demonstration purposes I just used what I had on hand, but you could use a more decorative binder clip. There are lots of them in the office supply aisle at Target. 😉
I can’t wait to put this idea to use for the Fall Family Potluck I’m hosting in a couple of weeks.
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desktop chalkboard and cork easel – Target
apple vase filler – Walmart several years ago, you can also find similar ones at Target or on *Amazon.
decorative bowl – Kirkland’s many, many years ago (any bowl will do)
pinecones, leaves – nature
table runner – Sutton Place Designs, unfortunately no longer available, but you can find something similar on Etsy.
p.s. Be sure to visit Pursuit of Home where I’m sharing how to create the Fall apple centerpiece from the table setting.
See you in class,