by Marisa Marcantonio

When I heard that one of my favorite artists was doing a collection of paper goods for Caspari I was thrilled. The highly detailed work of decorative painter and artist Harrison Howard is inspired by all-things Chinoiserie, and has a joyous whimsy all its own. When rendered on paper napkins and plates, his Garden Follies painting series elevates the everyday. Known for his fantastical scenics, which capture frolicking butterflies elaborate pagodas, blooming tulips, and blue and white porcelains,  Howard's work makes you smile.  Bold pops of color always make entertaining better, especially when al fresco season is here!

Photos courtesy of Caspari

Photos courtesy of Caspari

Napkins, which come 20 to a pack are available in dinner, luncheon and cocktail sizes, show off the detailing so beautifully, including the tonal shading and saturated colors.

Paper Guest Towels are my favorite item, because they can be used all season long, adding a pop of color to the bath. 

Place cards have a pop-up die cut detail, where the cut-out scene is raised above the green bamboo border 

Paper plates come in dinner and salad sizes, in a set of 8, and have a bamboo fretwork border in the same zingy green