(pink and green placemat, napkins/ N.O. Custom Linens)
A colorful cotton placemat is lime green with pink trim, $12.50. It can be coupled with a lime napkin with pink trim or one trimmed in pink-and-green stripes, $10 each, and a beaded napkin ring, $7.50, all by Home James of East Hampton, from New Orleans Custom Linens (3642 Magazine St., 899-0604).
(white pillow sham with initials/ Leontine Linens)
Buy an heirloom you'll want to hand down to the next generation: a textured white pique pillow sham with piping around the edges and an oversized monogram, $615 for an oversized king size (the shams come in all sizes, shapes and colors), from Leontine Linens Ltd. (3806 Magazine St., Magazine Court, 899-7833; www.leontinelinens.com).
(tea towel with rose initial/ Orient Expressed)
Dress up a kitchen or bathroom with a small hand towel embroidered with an initial formed with rosebuds and vines, $12.50, from Orient Expressed (3905 Magazine St., 899-3060; www.orientexpressed.com).