Every year it's the same thing that I leave until the last minute.
I'm always looking for just the right place mats.
I was thinking of a cabin woodland theme this year, seems to be the trend, and ordered some burls.
Turns out I don't enjoy having the plate raised up on a platform.
Place mats can be really pricey, especially for a big crowd.
One year I bought two table runners from Pier One that were made up of 8 round ruffles,
larger than dinner plate size, all stitched into a row.
I snipped those apart and voila, 16 ruffly, round, deep red place mats.
Still thinking and searching. Not wanting ruffles again....
was ready to cut burlap into chunks and make my own.
Time running out....
One last stop today into the gift shop and voila!
5 table runners, half price.
Snip, snip, and 20 minutes later at the sewing machine
What do you think, I might use a hardware store cotton drop cloth for the table linen.
Really.....I've washed the heck out of it.