Royal Lace Paper Doilies for Elegant Table Décor

Royal Lace Paper Doilies can easily turn a dull table setting into a spectacular, elegant table décor. Use larger doilies such as the 12’’ or 10’’ White Normandy Lace Doilies under plates to dress up your dinnerware. Also, match them with smaller size, 4″ lace paper doilies with the same pattern and use them as coasters under stemware and between cups or saucers. When shopping online at the TheRoyalStore.com, you can choose from several sizes, styles and colors of doilies and placemats – starting from 4’’ to 18’’ in diameter, in elegant styles like French Style Doilies, Medallion Lace Paper Doilies or Normandy Lace Doilies. They also come in assorted colors and shapes – white, gold, silver and red, round, heart shaped and shamrock.

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Place lace paper doilies between plates

One use that is very practical is placing lace doilies between plates that you want to store so that you can prevent scratches. Just take a cake of doilies (there are three or 4 doilies in a cake, detach them carefully, on top of a surface that can be easily cleaned -there are small paper chips falling out in the process- which is unavoidable. Place each doilie between two plates and cover the top plate with a doilie as well.

 

All Royal Lace Paper Doilies and Placemats come in exceptional lace patterns – classy and elegant but also modern and versatile to be a perfect fit for both traditional and contemporary surroundings. Craftsmen who recreated royal lace patterns by hand imprinting them on metal dies have left behind their artistry in an unimitable way. That is why the designs for our lace doilies and placemats are unique. The names of the Royal lace designs usually denote the pattern’s lace origin or style such as Bobbin Lace, French Lace, Normandy Lace, Medallion Lace, etc. Use doilies that have been made in the USA since 1920’s. They are uniquely Royal!

Breakfast treats with Lace Paper Doilies

Doilies also look great lining bread baskets and on platters under finger foods, pastries and cakes. For a breakfast table setting Use Royal Lace Doilies to add zing to a fruit platter, frame those tempting croissants, and bring decorative delight to your table. Wrap each fruit with an elegant doily and entice your guests with a wide selection of colors and kinds of fruit. Be sure to add exotics, like kiwi, pineapple or star fruit. Place full, luscious strawberries, apples, grapes or citrus fruit, nestle them in a beautiful 6″ or 8’’ Medallion Lace White Doilies  or Gold and Silver Foil Doilies, as festive holders.

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Make friends feel special – an elegant brunch with Paper Doilies

Bring the charm and hospitality of a fine inn into your own home. Lavish everyone with a sumptuous menu: eggs Benedict, French toast, croissants and delicious pastries with tempting toppings and a pitcher of fruit frappes or special fruit-blended healthy cocktails. Scones, muffins and a variety of fruitbreads should abound in a round or square (Basket doilies) doily-lined basket. Be sure to adorn each plate with fresh fruit in season. Use Royal Lace French placemats and make special, doily adorned place cards to seat each guest. Use your best dinnerware and have an elegant floral bouquet prepared with Medallion or French lace doily accents.

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Whether the finishing touch to an attractive table setting, special food presentations or fun craft ideas, Royal Lace Doilies are the perfect way to bring it all together.

Find more ideas on how to use Royal Lace Doilies in our free downloadable brochure, The Creative Doilie

Let Your Imagination Go – with Royal Lace Paper Doilies

… and turn any special occasion into a memorable one!

It’s a special kind of feeling when, after you’ve planned and worked hard to put together a special evening for friends and family, you take a minute to notice everyone enjoying what you have created. But it doesn’t always to be hard work – sometimes all you need is a few elegant Paper Doilies. Only Royal Lace makes the unique Medallion Lace Doilies design…a beautiful, exciting doily that you can enjoy for mere pennies.

Here are two ways to use them for your next party:

Present guests with little party favors.

Doilies were originally made from real lace but now we can enjoy them in the paper form also. Blue or Silver Paper Doilies make unexpected wrappers for favors. Place a miniature chocolate bar or other treat in the center of a round doily and fold its sides in. Thread ribbon through both sides (make slits with a utility knife firs if necessary), pull to center it and hold it in place with a sticker inscribed with a message of monogram. Fold the top and bottom of the doily over and secure with double-sided tape. Bring the ribbon end around, trim them so that they just overlap and glue ends together. Next, lay a 1 ½ inch piece of ribbon flat, bring the end in to overlap the center and glue this flat bow to the favor.

Create beauty from things that might initially appear commonplace – like a plain paper bag.

When decorated simply and then illuminated by a tiny votive candle, it casts a glow that will enchant your guests. The paper bags for these lanterns, known as luminaries, can be as basic as the familiar brown lunch bags. They can also be white, pastel, or jewel-toned, tall and narrow, or short and wide. All that before you even get started. Paper bags are easy to embellish: fold them, string them with ribbon, monogram them. Then open them and set votive holders and candles inside. Be sure that holders are made of heavy to help steady the bags; for outdoor displays, add about one inch of white sand to the bags first to weight them. The below intricate designs shining through the ivory sacks are courtesy of Gold Paper Doilies glued inside.

Luminaries present myriad decorating possibilities for all sort of special occasions – from wedding ceremonies and receptions to beach parties or romantic dinners. For weddings, use several together to line the isle, create a centerpiece, or light a path or staircase. You can also personalize individual bags to make place cards or table numbers. Placing luminaries on an outdoor staircase is another option. One way you won’t use them, however, is as guest’s favors – after all, there are those little flames inside that make them light up at night.

Creative and Fun Ways to Use Royal Lace Paper Doilies

 

 

 

Spring is in the air or at least on our minds and with the blue skies and sunny days comes a fresh wave of playful energy. To put that energy to good use, here are a few project ideas that you could easily put together with just a few Royal Lace Paper Doilies

Welcome in the new season by inviting family or friends over for a nice dinner or a relaxed brunch. For an elegant touch, place Medallion white paper doilies under your hors d’oeuvre platters if you plan on turning the occasion into a cocktail party. At dinner, place paper doilies under the appetizer and dessert dishes. Fresh salads and colorful vegetable based dishes go well with a spring inspired dinner party.

 

An easy cake decoration: after the cake has cooled, place a Medallion paper doily on top. Then sprinkle powdered sugar or cocoa powder over it. Remove the doily, being careful not to disturb the lovely design left on the cake. For an added touch, place a Normandy Lace Paper Doily under the cake before serving. To keep up with the theme, serve a carrot or fruit cake drizzled with a light and refreshing lemon icing. 

 

Party decoration: make a parasol for your spring party. Cut circles of crepe paper a bit smaller than the paper doilies. The 4’’ French Lace Doilies from TheRoyalStore.com would work wonderfully. Curve one end of a straw or pipe cleaner to form an umbrella handle. Insert the other end through the center of the doily and crepe paper and tie the thread. Trim top and handle with ribbon bows and streamers. Choose bright, natural colors like green, yellow and red.

Gift wrap: design your own! Perfect for occasions like bridal or baby showers but also a great way to surprise a loved one with a spring inspired gift like a colorful scarf or a practical book on how to plant spring flowers. Choose a simple arrangement using the medallion doilies as pictured below or overlap and glue down the centers for a ruffled effect. Royal Lace Heart Doilies are also perfect accents for gifts. Use them on top of the wrapping paper or scotch-tape them under a transparent foil for a  great-looking gift.

On a more practical level, you can use paper doilies as china protectors to prevent chipping and scratching of fine china. Insert a doily, about the same size as plate, between each plate and stack them in the cabinet. We recommend using  8’’ or 10” paper doilies for dinner plates, 8” or 6’’ doilies for luncheon salad plates and cups. 5’’ Rose Embossed paper doilies for butter plates and 4’’ Medallion, French or Normandy doilies for saucers.

Use your imagination and have fun ushering in the new season.

 

Perfect Banana Bread Day with Royal Lace

On National Banana Bread Day, we are delighted to share a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up for breakfast or savored as a perfect after-dinner dessert. The recipe goes perfectly with our Royal Lace Doilies.

To make this into a truly festive dessert, you can use our elegant Medallion , French or Normandy Lace Doilies or any paper doilies Royal lace has been making in the US for about 100 years, now. Royal Lace Paper Doilies and Placemats are unique – they are made through engraving with intricate dies engraved by craftsmen at the beginning of the 20th century. Fall in love with these outstanding doilies!
Besides, instantly turn any dish into a spectacular meal. Use beautiful doilies under cakes, between serving plates and with coffee or tea that is integral part of your desert.
Featured below is the Medallion Lace Royal Lace Doily which is also great between plates to protect them from scratches.

Use Royal Lace Paper Doilies and add flair to your coffee of tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Lace Doilies Go Well with the Banana Walnut Muffins

Recipe Makes 12 muffins     Baking time: 20 -25 minutes

Ingredients:

Serve your Banana Bread Muffin on a white paper doily

  • 4 ¼ cups flour (unbleached, all-purpose)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • ½ walnut pieces, toasted
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 stick butter or 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp. fine salt

You will need 12 of our Pastel Assorted Muffin Baking Cups or Gold Foil Muffin Baking Cups for baking and our exquisite Paper Lace Doilies to serve your perfect muffins.

 How to make Banana Bread Muffins:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Use a mixer to cream the butter & sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Wisk the eggs & vanilla and gradually add them in until they are fully incorporated into the creamed butter & sugar mix.
  4. Cut the bananas in pieces, mash them up using a fork and add them in – don’t worry if the mixture looks a bit curdled
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients – flour, salt, chocolate,     baking soda – add them into the liquid mixture
  6. Fold in the walnut pieces
  7. Using a bit of butter or oil, lightly grease the Royal Lace Baking Cups and,     using  a spoon, gently transfer the mixture into the baking cups
  8. Place the filled cups in a baking tray. Place the tray in the oven, on the         middle rack
  9. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean, around 20 – 25 minutes
  10. Take the tray out and let the muffins cool. Remove muffins and place them on medium-size serving dishes.

Add a bit of flair to your serving dishes with our delicate  Floral Lace Paper Doilies      or elegant  Normandy Paper Lace Doilies, a beautiful and elegant way to help you turn an easy to make dessert into a festive looking, eye-catching, mouth-watering treat for your family on National Banana Bread Day or any other day.