Perfect Pairings ~ cheese and wine for dummies tray!

Scott and I are going out tonight! 

We've been invited to a New Years Eve's Eve party. 

Cheers to good food, good wine, and an adult night out with my husband and friends!

Here's a tray I designed for the perfect cheese and wine pairings.  It was made using our homemade chalk paint and our trademark thrifted pulls.  If you want more details ~ check out our previous tray posts here and here.  I chose these specific pulls because of their unique design and aged looking patinae.  This tray is meant for someone with an inspiring love of the good things in life;  Expression through art, dance, good food, fine wines and spending time with cherished friends.  I really hope she likes it. 
The base of the tray is a chalkboard.  You can add little notes, comments or arrows ---> This makes it nice to pair wine with complimentary cheeses or other hors d'oeuvres ~ for those of us with absolutely no clue.  Yes, I fit into the somewhat clueless category. 

I created these little chalkboard tags for wine bottle labeling, gift tagging or just fun messages.  I think they add a fun touch to any gift of wine.

"Perfect PAIRS"

Fun, flirty hardware as handles.

Wouldn't this be "Perfect" for a wine tasting party?
Whatever your plans are for ringing in the New Year, I wish you the best. 

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  1. I love it! I need to have a wine tasting party, that would be fun. What a great idea. Happy New Year. XO Cindy

  2. innovative and elegant web site design with a decent look .. very different idea indeed.

  3. What a pretty tray!! Found you through 5 days...5 ways. Thanks for sharing! Your fellow Portlandian, Brittany :)

  4. This is super cute! What a great idea for a tray. Pin!

  5. I love that!!!! It's so creative. The pulls are perfect. I haven't tried making chalkboard paint yet, but I really think I want to try it. Be prepared for lots of questions when I finally get the nerve to do it! Thanks for linking up to my party!!!

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  7. how great! i love the heads up about the wine, ie sweet, etc.

  8. What a great idea! I bet it was the hit of the party! Don't you just love chalkboard paint? I hope you had a great time at the party - Happy New Year! Thanks for linking up and linking back!

  9. This looks so awesome. I just pinned it :) Found you on Someday Crafts: WGW!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

    1. Hi Lori! Thanks for stopping by, pinning and all!!! We love it. I had to check out what you've been up to and I LOVE your preschool ideas. That's my day job. :) I will be following along and pirating some pretty cool ideas from you by the looks of it! Have a great evening.

  10. What a wonderful idea --- Looks like a really fun gift for someone dear.

  11. Sounds like a good time! Thanks for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

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  13. What a cute tray! I love that you used chalkboard paint so you can write whatever you want on it!
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack.com

  14. This is really, really cute...and smart! Lucky friend!!!

  15. of course she'll like it! What a GREAT gift!!! :)

  16. Great work and great ideas to learn about some delicious recipes
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