Sunday, February 13, 2011

Inexpensive Placemats

I've been looking for some placemats for quite a while now, but have had a difficult time finding something that was both inexpensive and something I actually liked. With no luck, I pretty much gave up until about a week ago when Elijah was playing with some cork tiles (as in the kind of cork you post notes on with thumbtacks), and I had one of those 'lightbulb' moments.

They are the perfect size and the price wasn't bad either. I got mine from Michael's and I wanna say they were $12 for a 4-pack, but of course I used a 40% off coupon.

I LOVE the deep chocolate color.
Warning: Objects in pictures are darker than they appear.

And the texture is wonderful! Do they remind anybody else of brownies? Sorry, I've been totally craving brownies and I'm making some tonight for Valentine's Day, so I have brownies on the brain =)

FYI: My lovely dishes are from the Dollar Tree! Aren't they awesome? I've been looking for plates like that for so long and I'm so happy I found them for a buck a piece!


Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

I'm so jealous of your awesome beaded dishes! Great idea using the cork!

Cheryl said...

wow, you got those beaded dishes at The Dollar Tree? get out!
I have seen a similiar pattern at Williams Sonoma and Target and they aren't cheap. So kudos to you for finding a lovely beaded white plate at a lovely price. I love your outside of the box thinking with the placemats. would of never thought of that.

robs said...

My sister JUST introduced me to your blog. I've been looking for those plates, too! I've seen them at specialty shops and on Pottery Barn, but Dollar Tree is much more economical. Thanks for the reference!!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Thanks Robs! I was SO excited to find the plates and bowls at the Dollar Store!

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