Emily Post's Coasters

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

John and I are planning a housewarming party to celebrate our quickie move, and I've been reading Emily Post on Entertaining to make sure I know all I need to about R.S.V.P.s and hors d'oeuvres! One thing Ms (Elizabeth) Post continued to mention was coasters-it's simply not polite to set your drink down any old place!

While charming cocktail napkins might have to do for our upcoming fête, I love the idea of these Simplesong coasters, spotted on 100 Layer Cake; they feature the recipe for the event's signature cocktail, a classic mint julep. It's a great way to let your guests know what they're sipping on and save the furniture!

42 comments:

  1. oh how fun! when is your partay! :)gina

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  2. I guess that etiquette doesn't mention coasters (as well as ashtrays) about "formal" tables..but who cares if we're talking about a housewarming party?! Your idea about recipes is so cute and yes, please, so useful for furniture-saving!!!
    Enjoy, darling!
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  3. Right now we have a bunch of old coasters that came from beer boxes from long ago... I would love these! Or even better, coasters with Emily Post lines on them so I know I'm always being polite.

    Congrats on your house warming!

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  4. I think EVERYONE should read Emily Post and learn some manners!

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  5. Love these.... great idea!
    I´m sure your house warming party will be amazing!
    xo
    C.

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  6. What a sweet & subtle way to protect your stuff!

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  7. Oh lala! Must get these too. So pretty!

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  8. who knew- My house is very coaster- less- but I'm always careful at other peoples homes.

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  9. Lovely! I'm sure you'll have an adorable house warming party!

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  10. I don't like coasters at all but these may change my mind they are sweet! I usually just use a pretty pack of cocktail napkins.

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  11. i love those coasters! have fun at your house warming party, lady!

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  12. Coasters are a must, especially for celebrations at home! I love printing a recipe on them that guests can take home.

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  13. ooh i love this idea - first, the signature cocktail and then the recipe! so cute.
    and lovelove your support for japan below!

    xo.ashley

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  14. You are possibly the sweetest lady ever! Reading Emily Post - Love! I think the recipe coasters are a fabulous idea! And there is nothing worse than water rings on your nice furniture; so they are a must! ps. I have a link to Tony's Pizza Napoletana on my blog today! Might be nice for your party!? ;)

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  15. Love these. Great idea (and saves the furniture too). Have a lovely party. All the best, talk soon
    http://www.rivierabrides.com/

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  16. Will you post photos? I know you're not one to but I am so wanting to know what your party looks like.

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  17. This is a must do idea!! Love it!! And yes, we would love to see pics of your party!!

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  18. sigh. I adore mint julep cups..and those coasters are positively precious! can't wait to see more from your party planning! xoxo {av}

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  19. very cute coaster's... i'm horrible at the coaster thing... it always ends up being a folded napkin or paper towel... :S

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  20. so cute - good luck planning the party :)

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  21. Oooh, letterpress coasters are sort of a weakness of mine.

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  22. what a great idea for coaster! i love it - pretty & functional!

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  23. love everything about this?

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  24. I love Emily Post and this is such a charming and sweet idea. Love! xo style, she wrote

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  25. These are darling and much needed...some forget their social graces!

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  26. These are so charming! Letterpress coasters are so elegant! I love the fresh mint out of the glasses. : ) Have fun planning!!

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  27. These are great!! We're having a big housewarming party next week but since it's the end of summer we're making the most of the sun (hopefully) and having a bbq so it will mostly be outside. I might have to plan more of a cocktail party just to have an excuse to provide such cute coasters!

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  28. What a great idea to post the recipe on the coaster! My sister gave me a wine glass for my birthday that had a special recipe on the bottom. :) Hope you have a great day.

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  29. I love the idea of having coasters at your house warming party! Classy, fun, and adds a bit of color (always a fan of some pretty details!) Have fun with the party, Lena! xo

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  30. Cute! I love that you can save them for later. What a great housewarming gift too.

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  31. i will forever love coasters.... such a cute touch to any event... or home!

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  32. i will forever love coasters.... such a cute touch to any event... or home!

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  33. enjoy your get together. glad i'm not the only one that's anal about setting your drink any old place.

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  34. Just adorable! And I love th glasses as well :)

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  35. WIll you post some pictures from your party? would be very nice ! kisses

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  36. That's brilliant - and such an easy thing for them to take away as a little favour that they might actually use!

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  37. Eeks ~ I have the same book...granted mine my be an older version but I don't know how many times I have referenced it in the past! And these Simplesong coasters are fabulous. I especially love that they have the have the signature cocktail on them!

    xoxo
    kristi

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