THOUGHTFUL ENTERTAINING: KITCHEN ESSENTIALS FROM THE RAE DUNN HERITAGE COLLECTION

Dinner parties, small cocktail gatherings, and even full-blown celebrations let you show off your skills at entertaining. Kitchen essentials from the Rae Dunn Heritage Collection—including Imprint Alphabet and Numbers stamps and the modern new ICON products—make it easy to put your own personal spin on your party décor.

It’s important to feel comfortable in your home, and to help others feel comfortable when they visit. Here are just a few fun examples of how we step up our hosting game with our Rae Dunn kitchen décor and entertaining accessories. 

LABEL KITCHEN ITEMS

We love the idea of labeling your decorative kitchenware items with the intention of displaying them. We used simple glass canisters and added a custom label with string to create a minimal, farmhouse feel.

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PERSONALIZED GIFT WRAP 

Find tons of gift inspiration in the new Rae Dunn Heritage ICON products, then use the Imprint Alphabet Stamp set to personalize your wrapping paper. We stamped them right on the paper, but custom gift tags can be fun too!

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CUSTOM PLACE CARDS

One of our favorite ways to use the Rae Dunn Imprint Alphabet Stamp Set is making custom place cards for holiday gatherings, weddings, dinner parties, and other events. Each time you stamp a letter it comes out differently, meaning each and every one you make is unique and imperfect in the best way.

PARTY PLANNING

Outline your hosting to-dos in the prettiest way possible, with Rae Dunn home desk products and stamp sets. From your grocery list to your seating chart, prettifying your party plans is a great way to stay on track—and add some more fun to the process, too.

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TIPS AND TRICKS

Here are some tips on how to use, take care, and store your own Imprint Alphabet and Numbers stamps. 

  • The best way to keep your stamp set in pristine condition is to clean the stamps after use so the linen pouch doesn’t get covered in residual ink. You can easily clean them by using a mild counter cleaner or using a non abrasive dish soap and a paper towel to take away the remaining ink. Let them dry and take them to your next wine and craft night.
  • For perfect alignment, stamp your first letter, then move your head down to paper level so you can eyeball how much space there is between letters before stamping your next one. We recommend using a ruler and a pencil then erasing the lines once the stamping is complete.
  • For present stamping we stamped the paper ahead of time on a hard surface, let it take a second to dry, then wrapped the actual gift. Depending on what box you use, the surface might move or cave in when trying to properly label.

Now you are the ultimate stamp goddess (or god) and can print endless personal place cards, letters, and gift-tags.

THE ARTIST 

Rae is a Bay Area based artist that specializes in high-quality, long-lasting ceramics and paintings, and she’s even an author as well. Her inspiration derives from world traveling, nature, and her ever-so-sweet dog Wilma. 

We found it quite fitting to mention that Rae Dunn’s ultimate guest list for her own dinner party includes Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, Gregory Peck (for a little eye candy), Pablo Picasso and Lump (his dog), her four grandparents, Freda Kahlo, Kelly Ripa, and Anaïs Nin.

Now that’s a lot of stamping....

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