When I was a kid, a favorite food of mine was artichokes... no kidding!... and no doubt because of how much fun they are to eat. My sister and I would have the best time pulling off the leaves and dipping them in lemon butter. (hmm, maybe it was the lemon butter we liked most of all?)
When I first saw the stylish paper artichokes created by Noemi Hicks of Imeon Design, the memory of eating one came back in a pleasant rush.
Perhaps you've seen similarly constructed pinecone ornaments at holiday time. Noemi has literally turned the design upside down, transforming it into a place setting marker that doubles as a unique party favor. A guest can display it as is or switch the pin to the other end, add a ribbon, and hang the artichoke as a Christmas tree decoration.
Noemi credits a sister-in-law who believed she had talent and an eye for design as the reason for opening her shop, Imeon Design. She's drawn to clean lines and simplicity, no doubt influenced by her architect dad.
Have a lovely weekend everyone... btw, the I ♥ Stationery giveaway ends on Sunday. I hope you'll win!
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