A collaboration between Marian McEvoy, the legendary design icon formerly the European editor of Women’s Wear Daily and W in Paris, founding editor of ELLE Décor, and editor-in-chief of House Beautiful and Mr. P was clearly meant to be. Place cards or name cards are her welcoming gesture, conveying to each person that they will be treated beautifully (be sure to watch our Setting the Table video visit with Marian). What seems effortless and filled with spontaneous alchemy is, as you can imagine, not left to chance. She considers every detail and artfully pampers each person who crosses her threshold.
There’s a cult following obsessed with Marian McEvoy’s (aka Gust the Poodle on Instagram) pressed flower compositions. Karen and Martin of Mr. P fell under their spell as well. This masterful and naive composition of pressed poppies, reproductions of Marian’s much larger original works, is certain to pop any brunch, dinner, or al fresco tablescape. The set includes 2 images.
Pressed flower practice, called oshibana, dates back to 16th century Japan. In fact, samurai warriors were said to have created oshibana as one of their disciplines to promote patience, harmony with nature and powers of concentration. Through trade, the art form spread to Europe culminating in the height of popularity during the Victorian era. Princess Grace Kelly, a practitioner, promoted the artform worldwide.
Available in two sizes:
Classic Size: 16 place cards, 3.4″ x 2.1″ recommended for use with holder (separate item)
Event Size: 8 place cards, 3.25″ x 4.5″ recommended for use with holder (separate item)
All cards printed to order. NO RETURNS unless printed in error by Mr. P.