I really love books, and bookends always appeal to me, but I rarely see ones that I like or can afford! These wooded ones are cute. I like the Hedgehod, the mushroon, the owl, the tree, the flower and the birds (not the ones in the nest).
I'm thinking great idea for placemats - I'm finding all the placemats in the shops hideous so I guess I will just have to hope that someone takes inspiration from this or I work out how to do it soon! They might look quite cute as tile coasters too.