Saturday, January 23, 2010

No More Place Mats for Me!


Back when I showed you this old farmhouse that inspired me so, I noticed that the table was set and that they had used napkins or dishtowels in place of place mats.

What a great idea! Napkins and dishtowels are so much easier to wash and they're easier to store.

So, I've done away with place mats around here after the sets I have are worn out. (I got a real cute set of place mats from my neighbor for Christmas that I can't wait to use!)

I have this old granny-chic dishpan in cheerful white and red holding my gingham napkins that double as place mats! I can also grab them when it's time to line the basket for rolls and we can use them as napkins when we put the matching tablecloth on for company.




I have several kinds and they're just so happy looking just sitting on the table, don't you think?

Thanks to Ruthie over at Sugar Pie Farmhouse, I found the perfect napkins for what I wanted! Don'tcha just love your bloggy neighbors?

4 comments:

american girl primitives said...

I love this idea with the napkins, those placemats are hard to keep clean and some of the ones I like are 9.99 for one placemat. I may order some of these looks so fresh and crisp for spring! I enjoyed looking at that farmhouse, this is the style that I'm aspriring for!

Carey

Elise said...

So cute!! I love prettyful linens-they make me happy!!
Elise
Oh, love Aunt Ruthie, too. I could move right on in her home...

Julie Harward said...

I JUST LOVE THEM , ALWAYS HAVE! I HAVE NEVER USED PLACE MATS..BUT I DO LOVE THESE CHEERY NAPKINS AND THEY ARE SO EASY TO TOSS INTO THE WASH AND THEY JUST FEEL GOOD! COME SAY HI :D

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve ~ You continue to inspire me, I will be looking for pretty napkins to now use ... love this idea.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon