Here is the fruit and cheese platter that she served to us. Look at the fruit kabobs on the crystal plate. She used wooden skewers from the grocery store and added fresh fruit. The unique pretzels and slices of different cheeses made a beautiful presentation of a simple combination of foods. So you see I just had to take a picture of this simple beauty.
On her kitchen counter and windowsill was a display of mercury glass pieces. Here she had added some greens from the garden. I always admire the windowsill above her sink and find myself looking forward to seeing each vignette she displays there. With each visit I find a and different arrangement on the windowsill, as she uses things she already has in her home, and creates a new look.
I run off a 3 x 5, or 4 x 6 color(or black and white) copy of the photo that I took from my visit. I use rubber cement glue and glue the picture to a coodinating piece of the decorative paper from the pad, pictured above. I think it personalizes the card, it reflects the recipient's creative touches, and it is a very inexpensive way to send cards.
Here a close-up photo that I took of the fruit kabobs. I think that when someone goes to the work of creating beauty like this out of food, it should be photographed.
Here is another illustration of how I copied a 3 x 5 picture on my copier, cut it out, glued it onto a decorative paper from the pad pictured above, and had another simple, yet personal card that I could have used for a thank you note to my friend.
I have been doing this for a few years, when I have my camera with me and the situation allows me to do it. I find it is a fun way for me to say my heartfelt "thank you" to those whose homes I visit, whether it is just for a cup of coffee, or a meal.
Just thought I would share this quick, easy and inexpensive idea with you.
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