This is about the most excited I have been for a project in a long while. And that says something because if you know me, you know I LOVE a good project. A few months ago, William designed these wooded nickels. I wrote about our plan on a previous post that you can mosey over to if you’d like (click here).
A little bit of background in case you aren’t aware of what these little beauties are…One of our dearest friends, Tiffany came up with this idea when we were moving away from Austin as a way for us to meet new friends. Keeping in mind my love of entertaining and cooking and Mr. Fancy Pants’ love for people in general, we thought this was amazing. The nickels themselves were fairly inexpensive and we had a blast designing them together.
We’ve been passing these out for the last several months with only ONE couple reaching out to schedule their free dinner (and huge props to them–not only are they amazing, but they’re also Texas Transplants) William and I decided that most people probably don’t feel comfortable just “inviting” themselves over for dinner (understandable) though that was our intention. SO we have designed an invitation using my favorite, Paperless Post, in order to invite our new friends over to cash in their token!!
How to document this whole process has been my little project. And I have finally come up with what I would like to do. There is no good reason on why they need to be documented other than the fact that I refuse to let the institution of the dinner party die while I’m still alive. So, if you have a token, expect a whole sha-bang when you come over! Because this Southern lady is itchin’ to entertain!
I’ve decided that we’re going to document our first 50 “takers” by photographing them with a little homemade sign we’re working on (I’ll reveal that when it’s finished), making note of the menu and any fun anecdotes of our time together. I am going to work with William to get a template of a faux photo booth strip to put all of the pictures into (inspiration below) At the end of our social experiment, we’re going to put them all into a book–I think I am going to use Pinhole Press to print it–and it will always be something that we have to remember our time in Portland.
Now all I need are some hungry new friends!! And don’t fret out-of-towners. WHEN (not if) you come visit and I cook for you. YOU will be included in this little project too!! Stay tuned for your invitation OR if you don’t have a token yet, let us know! We want everyone to be involved with the Nickel Narratives!