of all places, i found these cool paper placemats at the car wash. yep, the car wash by my house on divisidero street just so happens to have a most adorable gift shop. i picked up these very retro-looking studio oh! paper placements printed on fsc paper and designed by jenn ski and thought it might be fun to try my hand at styling up a little breakfast table. i’m calling it atomic table. just for fun.
i have a whole range of dishes, most of which are not a complete set of anything, but i like it that way. i love mixing them up to create a whole new, and unexpected look. this table setting consists of some of west elm’s new modernist serving bowls and their cute owl butter dish, but it also boasts my favorite vintage white coffee carafe and cups from three potato four, and some vintage franciscan starburst dishes i found at the flea market. i added my beautiful ariele alasko cutting board for a bit of the handmade warmth. do you mix and match from your various collections? what kinds of pieces and patterns do you like to put together? i love it, find it so much more entertaining than everything the same old, same old. what about you?