Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Where do you store your placemats?

Our new dining room table and chairs were delivered Saturday.  I decided to step outside my "box" and purchased the table and chairs from Copenhagen.  I had seen the table advertised in the newspaper and the dimensions were perfect for our dining area.  (Table will be another post.) 
I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond searching for placemats for the new table.  My chairs are  6 different colors of leather.  These bamboo placemats are perfect.  But where do I keep them when not using them?  I wanted to keep my tablerunner on the table.  So I am using the rolled up placemats as a centerpiece.  I placed them inside an old crock and added my black bear salt and pepper. Crock is Moira Pottery made in England.   Bears from Pigeon Forge, TN.  (that will be another post as I catch up on the past few months).   Placemats are now ready to unroll and place on the table.  Oh and they were only $1.99 each!

You can see two of the leather chairs in the background.

I am linking to Vintage Thingie Thursday


LV said...

Like your placements, but the bear salt and pepper shakers caught my eye.

Pam said...

LV aren't those salt and pepper the cuties ever. I had to wait for three days until they came out of the kiln before purchasing. Luckily they were ready the morning we left Pigeon Forge.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Curious now to see how the dining set and chairs match with your new placemats.

craftyles said...

I love the rolled placemat idea-cute and functional. So glad you're back in blogland! Can't wait to see the new table.

Michelle said...

The rolled placemats as a centerpiece is a great idea! Love the salt and pepper shakers, too.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great way to store your place mats and get a fresh pop of color at the same time.