Lacquered Trays

Serve Something Special

Beautiful artwork can exist with no purpose other than to delight the eye, but when Katie Smith (left) and Katie Shillinglaw founded rockflowerpaper, the goal was to merge nature-based artwork with functional home goods. The result is an array of housewares that each turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.

What better way to add a pop of color than with these lacquer-like trays? Katie has licensed botanical and floral artwork from artists including Linda Funk, Sylvia Gonzalez, Lisa Gabel, and Susan Williams.
It's not just the artwork that makes these pieces special, though. The trays are made from earth-friendly MDF, then the artwork is sealed with a proprietary finish that's dried using ultraviolet light. The result is a glass-like gloss that’s completely resin-free, and a tray that's both heat and moisture resistant.

Rockflowerpaper trays are great statement pieces on their own, and they make a gorgeous backdrop to showcase the goodies you serve to your guests or bring to a hostess. Either way, it's art come alive, inside the home.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Katie

    Hi there Daily Grommet fans! My name is Katie Smith and I founded rockflowerpaper two years ago with the idea of putting beautiful art on everyday products. I would love to hear from you with any questions or thoughts, so please get in touch!

  • Jodi
    6/9/2011 12:14 PM

    These are just gorgeous! One question, how many coasters come with the set?

  • Katie
    Katie – Special Guest
    6/9/2011 12:21 PM

    @Jodi: Hi, Jodi - thank you so much for your kind words! There are four coasters to a set, and they come in a really pretty glossy green gift box.

  • Kathy Cormier
    Kathy Cormier
    6/9/2011 1:54 PM

    These are great looking! Keep up the good work! Heading to a friend's house in Nantucket later this summer and contemplating which one to bring?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/9/2011 2:35 PM

    @Kathy Cormier: Great idea. They are all so beautiful, you can't go wrong.

  • Katie
    Katie – Special Guest
    6/9/2011 2:40 PM

    Hi, Kathy - I am going to Nantucket too - maybe I will see you there! I think I would suggest the Starfish tray, as it is so Nantucket - y, but you can't go wrong with any of them. They DO make a great hostess gift. Unfortunately my friend that I am visiting already has bout 5!

  • George Baez
    George Baez
    6/9/2011 10:02 PM

    Nice but pricey. *edited to comply with our no outside advertising policy.

  • lee Elefther
    lee Elefther
    8/11/2011 6:24 PM

    Hi Katie, I love your store. I shopped there this afternoon. I also asked if there was an opening for employment. I live just up the street from your beautiful business. I have a flare for decor and I love everything in you have there. I also had a great idea for the beautiful fabrics you have. I would love to have out door seat covers for my patio chairs. I would like to hear from. Thanks and have a greatfull day. Lee Elefther

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/11/2011 11:30 PM

    @lee Elefther: Lee I have forwarded your note on to Katie. You are so lucky to live close to her store.

  •  becky parrish
    becky parrish
    4/26/2012 4:00 PM

    I love your products.

    I am in the process of trying to find manufacturers to print my designs onto trays, coasters, etc. I have looked high and low, with no luck other than Asia..

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Becky

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/27/2012 5:31 PM

    @ becky parrish: This is very exciting. We look forward to having you share your creation with us. I have a message in to Katie and will let you know.

  • Katie
    Katie – Special Guest
    4/29/2012 1:23 PM

    @ becky parrish: We have manufactured in Asia for 20 years, and therefore we make these items in Asia. I have no idea if you could make them here, and bring them to market at a reasonable price. Good luck!

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