Recycled Serving Set

A cardboard cup holder from Starbucks and a few blueberry containers from the farmer's market are repurposed to create a casual serving set for snacks.

An unbleached paper towel, cut into fourths, lines each section of this drink holder – and keeps food items in place.

I usually decline when asked if I need a cup holder – but sometimes it's necessary. I couldn't just toss it into recycling – I had to do something with it.

The blueberry containers are lined as well and used as a small dish to hold a serving of chips and pretzels.

My daughter inspires me to recycle at every turn – she is an environmentalist. She was very pleased with this set up.

Almost everything is recycled on this tray- an old silver-plated teapot (picked up at a resale shop) now serves as a planter.

This glass is made from recycled glass – a set of 4 was $4.99 at TJMaxx.


  1. Contemporary Interior Gal  June 27, 2010

    I love it! It reminds of a project they would have on the “Next Great Artist” on Bravo.

    • camilla  June 27, 2010

      That show is now becoming an addiction of mine – up there with Top Chef and Project Runway! Thanks for the comment – C

  2. AJ Tarrant  June 28, 2010

    Love the ideas for repurposing every day objects. Keep up the great work!

  3. joana  July 15, 2010

    i’m not sure if silver plate can affect plants, you should check….

    • camilla  July 15, 2010

      That’s an interesting point – the plants seem to be fine and they’ve been in that pot for a few weeks now. Thanks for your comment. -C

  4. Laura  July 16, 2010

    So impressed that you are instilling in your children the art and style of family living. You have created an environment of graciousness, creativity, and true beauty that will be the foundation for your children to pass onto their own families. What a blessing to them and the rest of us. Truly inspiring!

    • camilla  July 16, 2010

      Wow – that may be the most incredible thing anyone has ever said to me on here – thank you!

  5. Lane  November 21, 2010

    I love this! I hope you don’t mind if I share on my Facebook page (I’ll link back) – these are all great ideas!!!

    • camilla  November 21, 2010

      Thanks Lane – I appreciate you letting me know – sounds great! I checked it out – love the site – Camilla