Woven from Belgian flax and finished with a simple hemstitch, these Stone-Washed Belgian Linen Napkins ($36, originally $40) would be a great buy even if they weren't on sale.
The supersoft fabric also comes in a spectrum of moody pastel tones (20 to be exact), making them more versatile than you might think. Plus, the stone wash ensures that they get even softer over time. We're tempted to buy a set in lilac, mauve, and orchid for an ombré effect that works especially well with gray earthenware.
Tell us, which color would you be tempted to bring home?
While Etsy may not be the first place you'd think to look for linens, it's a gold mine for marvelously detailed and earth-friendly options. Our decorating resolution? Replace paper napkins, bare tabletops, and department store dish towels with gem-quality linens lovely enough to frame.
The easiest way to celebrate seasonal shifts in your home is by switching out smaller decorative accessories. I'm already fantasizing about setting the perfect Spring table, and for me that means a modern but colorful spread in a sunny breakfast nook.
Instead of the traditional flowers in a vase centerpiece, I like the idea of creating a more sculptural version that becomes the focus of the table. I love the idea of taking a terrarium vase and filling it with shallow water, pale yellow freesia, and green succulents for a fresh take on Spring posies. Make your own or save yourself the time by snagging this Zen World arrangement ($150, top, left).
Known for having exquisitely designed wares for foodies and hostesses alike, Alessi's new 1-cup size Moka Alessi Espresso Coffee Maker ($40, top, center) is just as handy as it is adorable. Breakfast for two becomes even more fun with a pair of these mini espresso makers sitting on the table.
These Arzberg Tric Egg Cups ($20 for two, bottom, left) also double as napkin rings! There's nothing better than tabletop items that can serve double duty, especially when they have sleek, powder blue silhouettes.
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Spring has sprung, and I'm hankering to host a colorful feast of burgers, hot dogs, and a delicious seasonal salad. Before I fire up the grill, I should set the table. So in this latest edition of Etsy Finds, check out 10 Spring table linens that are party perfect.
Poppytalk recently shared a tutorial on hand-printing your own fabric. And while I'm filing this away on my to-do (someday) list, the truth is I simply don't have the time to tackle another DIY project. But I still adore dressing my kitchen and dining table with unique linens. Luckily, Etsy has plenty of pretty hand-printed designs in the form of tea towels, tablecloths, napkins, and more to satisfy that desire. Take a look at some of the gorgeous finds that will have your friends inquiring on just where you found that fantastic tea towel or apron.
The days of pecan pie, 30-lb. turkeys, and Yule hams are about to sneak up on us, so while you're shopping for pumpkin puree and Christmas sweaters, don't forget to dress up your dinner table as well! Crate & Barrel has kicked off a fabulous sale on table linens to make the task a cinch. Now through Nov. 29, select tablecloths, napkins, and napkin rings are 25 percent off! My favorite is the Marimekko Lumimarja Tablecloth ($32 and up), which has a modern berry pattern that's festive and seasonal, but not too kitschy. Check out a few more of my picks from the sale below!
It's Oct. 1, and that means despite our initial reluctance, we're ready to embrace Fall. After all, what's not to love about hearty vegetables, cozy dinners, and Halloween? Although the weather is cooling down, we'll be heating things up in the kitchen. At the start of each month, we like to share the items we're currently obsessed with. So without further adieu, here are our October must haves.
I'm not the type of person who redecorates with the seasons; I have a hard enough time just finishing decorating each room in my home to begin with. But I do love to introduce seasonal tabletop décor. That said, I love color too much to go all browns and grays when Fall comes around.
My latest obsession is Simrin's new Fall table linens! The Verdant Placemats ($22), available in navy, brown, or gray, have a broad-scale, modern, William Morris-inspired botanical pattern with a dark base and enough pops of color to keep it light. The Fan Placemats ($22), available in gray, mauve, or turquoise, have a graphic, monochrome, Art Deco-style pattern. Both can be interchanged with the new Optic Napkins ($18), Geo Napkins ($22), or Herringbone Napkins ($22), and the mix of patterns and colors will surely create an engaging table setting. What do you think?
Hello doily! Pretty and protective doilies are making a comeback with designers, but the dutiful days of the doily have passed. There was a time when disposable paper mats lined every platter and tray, while their cloth counterparts topped nearly each piece of furniture — now they're a quick way to add vintage flair to your décor. Grannies everywhere are still rocking the crocheted discs, but many folks find the napkins to be too old-fashioned for their modern pads. Do you ever use doilies?