Smooth Talking At The Dinner Table

Love rocks. A recent trip to the beach provided us with these beautiful, worn stones. With the addition of a few vinyl adhesive letters – we created alphabet rocks.

We're having friends over for dinner tonight. Our plan is to scatter these around the table – spelling out words with these stones will provide entertainment for both children and adults as well as add a bit of natural beauty to the setting.

These stones are incredible to touch – the waves of Lake Michigan have worn them down into smooth treasures. They feel so good, they're hard to put down. We used vinyl adhesive letters from Office Depot.

Since I am using these at the dinner table, I wanted them to be clean. So, I boiled the rocks before adding the letters.

A circular grouping of flat stones make a natural trivet.

Nothing is more appealing to me than natural beauty.

I plan on letting each of our guests take a handful of these stones home with them as a pleasant reminder of our time together. Perhaps they will choose the letters that make up their name – or an inspiring word. I like party favors at any age – and something like this so easy to make and memorable.


  1. Michelle L.  August 16, 2010

    Ooh, the trivet idea is genius! Just so simple and beautiful. Love the letter stones, too.

    • camilla  August 17, 2010

      Thanks Michelle!

  2. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  August 17, 2010

    Love the smooth stones with the letters. I love the trivet idea! that is so clever!

    • camilla  August 17, 2010

      So glad to hear it! 🙂

  3. Julie  August 21, 2010

    I just went through all your entries. You have some great ideas. Very talented:)

    • camilla  August 22, 2010

      Thank you Julie!