Thursday, 13 February 2014


It seems I have a thing for placemats... I remember the day we bought our black glass dining room table from Harveys Furniture and my biggest concern was not how it will work as a everyday table (being glass and all) but how can I find nice placemats to go with it?!

I was obviously aware that it might scratch easily but a table cloth was out of the questions as it would hide the pretty table underneath, hence placemats were the way to go. Now, my husband doesn't share the passion for placemats with me. Quite the opposite. He thinks it is a waste to buy a new set of 6 placemats when you already have some but you see honey, people (I mean women generally) get bored of them eventually, and since I haven't found the ideal placemats I have had to settle to some BHS and Ikea ones.

Until today.Yay! My new placemats arrived from Heals ( and they are exactly what I wanted. They are made of vinyl and supposedly heat resistant (although not sure if I want to test this!). They are easy to clean with a damp cloth which is handy when you have a toddler in the house.
The main reason I got these was that they are substantially larger than my old ones (they are 36x48 cm) and I'm hoping there will be less scratches on my dining room table as a result.

You can find out more about them on

The ones I ordered are called Chilewich Basketweave White/Black Rectangular Placemats.

I will consider these as a Pre-Valentines present for myself :)

PS. After I posted this I found out that Next do identical placemats for the fraction of the price! You can find them here: Oh well... Next time! :D

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