In light of Earth Day on April 24, I thought I would feature these paper placemats that I found at Boxwoods a couple of months ago. With just a few simple elements, I set a table that let the placemats shine.
These were made by Cake Kitchen Papers and come in a pad of 50 for about 30 dollars. They are 30% recycled and printed in the USA. The paper is about the weight of watercolor paper and has such a nice feel.
In order to let the printed design shine through, I used clear acrylic flatware made by Cambridge and a clear glass plate.
Here's the "plate". Don't you love it? Disregard the shadows on this post, as I preferred to set this up outside, but it is pouring rain. (But, yea for me......I had sod laid yesterday and I'm thrilled with the rain.)
I just love the way the "utensils" are viney, knotty, twisty, and primitive.
The knife and spoon are even better than the forks! Especially with the little guests painted into the design.
Here's the way the clear glass plate let the wood grain shine through......
and this is the way the flatware looked. You can also see the dark brown napkin with a grapevine napkin ring.
What other choice could I make?
This blurry picture shows you the wooden slice that I love to use as coasters.
I chose these brown tortiseshell glasses to go with them.
This arrangement of fresh ferns with a dracenea spike and moss in the faux bois pot stays on the breakfast table all the time. It seems to go perfectly with this earthy tablescape.
I am, however, very glad that the insects are also faux.
Be sure to see these parties for more Earth Day tables: