One of the cute things I found at John Derian's shop
are these initial plates:
They're made of glass.
The plates are also available in symbols
like the ampersand, exclamation point
and question mark.
I'm using this as a peg to turn this blah
into a TADA!:
A dessert plate I purchased at a thrift shop.
Punch a few letters from a magazine.
Attach the letter on the underside of the plate
with white glue and TADA!, a cheap and cheerful
version of the John Derian initial plate!
Add any letter you want and keep it for yourself
or turn it into a hostess present:
Just throw in a few bars of hand-milled soaps or
a chunky candle.