CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tile Place CardsNow you all know what a big, fat copy cat I am, so when I saw the slate tile place cards in the Pottery Barn fall preview, I knew I had found my next inspiration! Could it be any simpler…or cuter?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tile Place Cards And do you see what it is? Yes…it’s the holder and tiles from a Scrabble game re-purposed as place card holders! Woo hoo! I finally found a new use for that old game that has been in my closet for ages! I simply stained the tile holders using Minwax Gunstock to give them a more vintage look. Then I spray-painted some of the tiles using chalkboard paint! Easy peasy!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tile Place CardsAnd now, each time I have guests over for dinner, all I have to do is erase and change the letter tiles to spell the names! Is that a great idea or what?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tile Place Cards The Pottery Barn version uses slate, but I really can’t see a difference. Besides…their version is $20 for a set of two (and is not even available yet) and mine was…wait for it…free! Woo hoo!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tile Place CardsIn fact, I think this is such a good idea that I might just suggest to my grandson that we do that to all the Scrabble tiles and invent a new version…DIY Scrabble…where we add in whatever letters we want! Hmmm…or is that somewhat like stacking the deck on Candyland so that he would win? Now…don’t tell me you have never done that! Sometimes a granny has to do what a granny has to do!

Baby Kitty and Naughty Cat And as for my co-host today…Baby Kitty is busy keeping an eye on Naughty Neighbor who has dropped by to see how the caged catnip is faring!  Very well, thank you…and out of your reach! It seems that when it comes to safe-guarding his catnip, a cat has to do what a cat has to do!

Summer Showcase of Homes And…mark your calendars! A fun event is coming this summer...July 22-26...with 25 bloggers opening up thier homes and inviting you inside! I’ll be one of them and I am going to show you a few parts of my house that you have never seen before! Among the bloggers on the tour will be French Country Cottage, Stone Gable, Back Porch Musings, The Everyday Home, Town and Country Living, Cedar Hill Ranch, A Stroll thru Life, Good Life of Design, Adventures in Decorating and many more of your favorites! Be sure to check back here for more details!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my chalkboard tile place cards! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday  , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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