Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Table Top Tuesday - Paper Placemats

I set this table a while a go for a church function, and thought I would post it for Table Top Tuesday's, on a Stroll Thru Life.

The theme I was given was Spring. I wanted to do something a little unexpected. I didn't want to spend the money on place mats, but wanted to add a punch of color. So, I used 12x12 scrapbook paper. It is very inexpensive, and adds so much interest!

I also made coasters out of coordinating and contrasting paper.

I sometimes like to set a note at each person's place when I host a special dinner. I didn't know who was going to sit at this table, so I just put out cards.

I used my mom's dishes and goblets. The napkins are mine. I thought it turned out fun. The best part... I was able to use the paper later for a different project!


  1. Oh I love this beautiful tablesetting and scape. The paper for the placemat is such a fabulous idea and so pretty. The little cards are a wonderful touch. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  2. What a clever idea! Your pretty scrapbook papers made for a stunning table -- love the colors you chose to complement your mother's china and glassware. I am definitely copying your idea soon!

  3. Look at you, now that is one clever idea!! It's truly a wonderful look and just perfect for entertaining!


  4. oooohhhhh I just love a beautiful the paper idea! I need to email you Brighton's invite...a take off of yours thanks!

  5. How pretty! LOVE the idea of using the square paper for the placemats; it looks wonderful. GREAT job -- all lovely together!