Placemats for Dining Decor

A Virginia Born and Bred Shopping Guru Shares Her Secret Tip!


I think placemats started with a cave woman I will call Cave Mother!

I’m guessing that before tablecloths she used a giant leaf  to lay out the family’s meals.  This saved time and kept sand out of the food!  Besides that each flat leaf  designated one private table setting.

But, like every other simple invention, placemats evolved and now they are the chameleons of the dining experience.magnolia placemats

There are placemats for every season and occasion, every taste, hobby or need – placemats for children’s games,  political messages, cartoons and comic strip heroes, elegant representations of the hunt, horses, and the chase,  herbals, fruit and trees.  There are round, rectangular, straw and wheat grass table mats, floral, stripe, paisley, leaf, map and beach themed mats, and cloth and vinyl placemats in all the colors of the rainbow made to fit any table.

Placemats bistroplacematsandnapkinblue1Because of this huge variety, the simple placemat now allows us to change our minds with our moods and remains one of the most versatile additions to our lives.  I even have friends who frame their more exciting placemats for dining room wall displays!  And others who change the styles and colors regularly to add zip to table decorating.  Some of the finest art is duplicated onto placemats!Placemats sailboatplmts2

So, Kudos to Cave Mother who probably introduced place matting into dining décor!   Be sure to use your own ingenuity and creativity too! Refresh your table with placemats for new looks and appetizing dining.

JOIN THE FUN!  JOIN THE SMART SHOPPERS!  Have you discovered a great shopper tip?  Something that works and that you would share with your best friend? We don’t mean a specifically named “place” to shop, but we do mean a valuable recommendation about any kind of shopping.  This is the place to share secrets and your comments are always welcome.


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2 Responses to Placemats for Dining Decor

  1. pattisj says:

    These are lovely. I do enjoy looking at them in the kitchen stores.


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