We have a funky tradition at our house…if I can ever remember to do it, that is! I have a pair of Louis XVI dining chairs that flank either side of the buffet in the dining room. They sat white and pristine for a few years until I decided that I would love for our family and friends to sign the chairs after a meal at our house…a unique way to remember the fun we had. I hide a black Sharpie pen in the buffet and ask guests to put their John Hancock wherever they wish.
My original thought was inspired be Angele Parlange and her wonderful calling card fabric she created with her ancestor’s engraved calling cards from the 18th century. I specifically told the kids not to embellish their signature with hearts, flowers, or what-not…that’ll teach me! My only problem is that I forget to ask our guests to sign the chairs…it seems we always stay put in the kitchen or on the deck! Oh well, I guess I will just have to have them back over!