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Do You Use Placemats?

Do You Use Place Mats?

On Friday, I had friends over for dinner and busted out the place mats for a casual, yet sophisticated table setting. Problem was, everything on the menu was berry-themed, so throughout the course of the meal, I watched all of my pale green mats get obliterated with cherry juice! I'll be honest: In hindsight, I sort of regret using them. After all, wiping down my wood table would have been so more practical. Do you use place mats?

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Sunshine-Makes-Me-Happy Sunshine-Makes-Me-Happy 6 years
i really love them and wish i can use them every meal but they do get messy and the costs add up if you want to match the placemat to the table or tablecloth
katiekat95 katiekat95 6 years
Yes I have really cute ones for all different seasons!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
yes, I couldn't imagine it any other way!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I like them. I have ones that wipe clean and they actually help to keep my table cleaner than if I didn't have them.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 6 years
yes, always, even when i'm eating alone.
gingirl gingirl 6 years
I used to use them, but it just became a hassle. Yes, they're pretty, but not so much after I make lasagna and sauce gets all over them. It's just easier to wipe down the table. For decoration, I'm thinking of maybe getting a table runner than I could either leave on during meals (provided it doesn't get in the way of the place settings) or take off. I'd like one with rich, Indian colors.
jillybean jillybean 6 years
I use them daily, for every meal. Actually, except when I entertain, unless I have themed ones. For entertaining, I generally use a tablecloth.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
We have some but we never use them.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
I used to use them all the time until had a kid, then it was just one more mess. Haven't thought about them in a long time, thanks for the reminder. I like the way they dress up a table without being formal. Spray and wash or Shout should get out most of the cherry stains.
partysugar partysugar 6 years
I love them!
amandatex amandatex 6 years
when having company over, i think its a fun way to decorate.
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
I said no mainly because I don't own any. Maybe I'd use them for festive occasions if I had some though.
spngebobmyhero spngebobmyhero 6 years
my mom used them sometimes when i was little, but I always thought they were a little unnecessary because they just got dirty and were something extra to wash.
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