Eat Drink and Be Merry

"Eat Drink and Be Merry" was my theme for Patrick's Christmas gift. I worked closely with our wedding photographer Carol Hedspeth to commission a small piece of artwork for the kitchen and then filled in with some coordinating purchases from Etsy.

I was so pleased with how everything came out! Read on to see the details of the various gift items.

Metal Artwork
Carol designed this 6"x6" metal artwork. She took my inspiration and created this piece that we will showcase in our kitchen (it's actually hanging out with our china now) as a reminder to guests to "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" while you are being entertained in the Eibl Kitchen! I emailed Carol some of the Esty items I would be pairing with this and she was able to use similar fonts to coordinate with the recipe box.

At first my idea was just to use the picture of the rings on the forks with some other kitchen quote but then the quote emerged as "Eat Drink Be Merry". Since the forks so obviously represent "Eat" I thought "Drink" should be represented too. And one of Patrick's favorite parts of the reception was drinking champagne out of his Lismore flute.

Displayed in "real" life: in the china buffet
Customized recipe box from exquisite inks shop
Next I thought Patrick would enjoy a recipe box for some of his favorite recipes that aren't in a cookbook. His deep dish pizza recipe is a good example of what will be in the box.

The Etsy artist was fabulous to work with. She allowed me to customize the box. The original artwork had a chef's hat above "Eat" but I thought that would kind of distract from my theme in the other gifts. Furthermore her template for the top of the box was to have the lid read "From the kitchen of <insert name>" but I wanted "The Eibl Kitchen est. 2013" on the lid and she had no problem doing that. If you need a recipe box then I would highly recommend her shop! She has various designs as well.

Displayed in "real" life: on the shelving unit with our Keurig and cookbooks
Flour sack towel from The Coin Laundry shop
We always seem to be reaching for a clean kitchen towel so I couldn't pass up this "Eat Drink and Be Merry" flour sack towel. I've also read that the flour sack cotton material is good for drying china and crystal. Can't wait to give it a try!

Stamped serving spoon from Baby Puppy Designs shop
With all of our entertaining it can't hurt to have an extra serving spoon on hand! I thought this would be a fun addition to potlucks and parties.

Hopefully our future guests won't forget to "Eat Drink and Be Merry" when they're visiting!

1 comment:

  1. Had fun watching you two on Christmas morn as the gifts were unwrapped!