And every place needs a mat? No... but I HIGHLY suggest personalizing/monogramming/purchasing these VERY COOL place mats! Ok, so the idea wasn't solely my unique find...I had the help of House Beautiful this month. But so what. How many of you really read the maggie monthly and comb through it like I do? So anywhoooo--- I just added these fun place mats to our meal time repertoire (all 4 of us, me, husb, Pais, and Delphine - can't leave out the dog!)...all personalized, of course. I chose a varied ensemble from the "Hamptons" collection in the navy, magenta, pumpkin, white hues, but there are several color ways, patterns, and fonts to fulfill all your whimsical needs.
For $15 a mat, what a thoughtful token this would make as a hostess gift while spending summer fun at a friend's abode. I bet you'll be invited back...if not for the weekend, for dinner at least:).
I am an Interior Designer- principal of L.Y.F.E. Interiors, wife, and mother to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Delphine and a 1 year old daughter. I believe one should live as well as they possibly can, be it through creating gorgeous environments, traveling in style, or savoring simple or complicated foods and being aware of the beauty that surrounds you on a daily basis. Living in your finest environment does not require deep pockets, just a deep sense of passion for the things that comprise a life well lived.