I'm not above copying a good idea, so when I saw a photo of a pretty paper lace doily placed beneath a teacup the other day, I decided I rather liked the idea!
As luck would have it, I had just received some beautiful linen coasters edged in tatted lace. They were a surprise gift from my tea friend Nancy in Puerto Rico.
And I must say I love the elegant touch it gives to add one of these to the teacup and saucer. There were six of the lace coasters in the set, and now I'm fairly sure I know what I'm going to do with them!