Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Paper Plates

In a time when so many people are emailing, tapping into their Blackberries and sending text messages, it’s refreshing to receive a handwritten note, card or invitation on some fabulous paper.

At the National Stationary show I had the opportunity to see the new desk top collection of stationery and accessories all based on the stylish design of one of America’s leading home accessories designers. Starting with just a line of pillows, Thomas Paul has blossomed into a style icon when it comes to home accessories. First it was the Thomas Paul pattern on silk pillows, then it was tapletop and lamp shades, now it’s paper.

Three collections are in the initial release, named Aqua Peacock Leaf, Chocolate Orange Marigold and Persimmon Pink. The collections include a pencil cup, divided desk tray, laser sheet kit, mouse pad, note cards and thank you notes in attractive patterns.

Don't you just love it when Paper + Plates come together!

Honorable mentions of paper plate combinations that I think are great:

Kate Spade - (Top) Rutherford Circle Floral Coupe Accent Plate & Mug feature a combination of bold color and a whimsical pattern that blooms with easy elegance. (Below) Peppermint Twist, Add these bright candy striped swirls to your next holiday get together!

Superdelxue - (Above) Signauture monogram collection. Pair with a glass plate, pen cup, monogram paperweight and notecards, you have instant style on your desk.

Crane - (Above) One of the striking new collections introduced by Crane is China Blue. This is a complete lifestyle collection that includes invitations and papers, gift sets, coasters and entertaining accessories. With a nod to the classic blue and white china patterns of the 18th and 19th centuries, the blue and white designs are clean, updated classics with a contemporary feel.


At Home with kim vallee said...

Wow! Thomas Paul really knows how to create wonderful patterns. I was already in love with his melamine plate collection. Now Paper + Plates! It becomes so easy to mix and match our invites and our tabletop. I welcome the diversification in the design world.

** Terramia ** said...

Lovely post... paper and plates. Wow... mix and match is so much fun this day and age. Boy, we have come a long ways... (:

bsdstudio said...

what a great collection! thank you for cluing us in on it! i'll definitely be watching your blog from now on.

Mike said...

I miss getting hand written love letters.