We never use placemats. Call us heathens, go ahead. Yes, as a matter of fact we were raised by wolves. In a barn. Placements to me are an extra stress. Despite guest care, they always end up a mess. Their table life is usually not very long with constant washes, so why spend the money? For nice dining occasions, we usually set the table with decorative chargers instead. Until now...
Mattie Luxe brings you laminated placemats. Not only are they great conversation starters with whimsical table talk (quite literally), but they wipe clean in an instant. The custom designed place mats boast the design on both sides, and are sealed with a 10 mil heavy weight laminate that can be easily cleaned. These are great for everyday dining, dinner parties, party favors, the list goes on.
Mix and match from their impressive collection of 45 styles to really make a statement. For the kids there are playful cars and polka dots, while the grownups set sights on (and tables with) more elegant chevron, preppy argyle, or fancy shmancy finials designs. And in the Makes Sense category you have your forks, knives and spoons design called Let'??s Eat. No worries if there's a color combination you don't see. It can be done. You can put the colors you want in the comments section when you order.
These make great end of year teacher gifts (because your kid's teacher needs to take some time off cleaning up this summer), hostess gifts, baby showers, theme parties, even picnics.
I love the idea of Mattie Luxe's personalization. You can do almost anything. Keep it classic with your family's names for table seating direction or cutesy with '??cocktails'? or "eat." Special celebrations become a little more special when you customize yours with '??birthday girl'? or '??grad'?. Even the pooch has a place with the bones design perfect for use under his or her water and food bowls for splashy slobbers.
A thought...what would make your daughter's new boyfriend more awkward than having a placemat that reads "Up For Review"? #justsaying #evilmother
MattieLuxe placements are available at mattieluxe.com for $15.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines, as well as her own EasyPeasyBlog.com.'?¨
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