Showing posts with label placemats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label placemats. Show all posts

Friday, June 19, 2020

4th of July Placemats Home Decor Review

Decorating with 4th of July Placemats is fast & easy. Selecting Independence Day placemats is fun, but here are a few things to keep in mind before you buy.
Placemats are such a fast and easy way to decorate your home for the 4th of July, or any holiday.

Holidays are normally celebrated with family & friends gathering around tables laden with delicious food.  Hamburgers, Barbecue sandwiches, or hot dogs are often the normal fare for the 4th of July celebrations, but they aren't really "pretty" food.  Colorful placemats provide a very pretty setting for our tables.  They can even make plain white disposal plates more attractive by giving them a lovely background.  Plus, they protect the table.

The featured placemats come with matching coasters and napkins to complete a beautiful table setting.  This set is waterproof and easy to wipe clean.

I chose this set because I have a dark wood dining room table & cobalt blue Fiesta plates. I needed the light or white background for the red, white & blue design to really pop.



 

Selecting 4th of July Placemats


There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting holiday placemats.  A lovely design is clearly the first thing that grabs your attention, but you will also want to consider the following details when making your final choice.
  • How will they Look with Your Dinnerware
  • Are the Placemats Waterproof 
  • Are they Heat Resistant 
  • Are they Non-Slip
  • Will they Protect Your Table
  • Are they Easy to Clean
  • Would they Need to be Ironed 
  • Do they have Matching Napkins
  • Do they have Matching Coasters
  • Do You Want a Matching Tablerunner for Serving Dishes
  • Price (if they are priced individually, consider the cost of 4 or more)

You may have laughed over the question of "do they need to be ironed", but these days, that is a huge issue for me.  Decades ago, I didn't mind washing and ironing placemats.  However, now I prefer avoiding the iron when possible.  Especially, if I am the chef & hostess for the celebration.

I washed all of my placemats, napkins & coasters in cold water with white vinegar in my washing machine immediately upon delivery (prior to taking the picture in the introduction).  The vinegar helps to set the colors so they won't fade.  I dried them in my dryer for 10 minutes in spite of the directions telling me to hang dry them.  As you can see in the introduction photo, they are perfect and required no ironing.

Because the placemats and coasters are backed with a second layer of plain fabric, they appear to be a little darker than the napkins in person and the napkins appear to have brighter print.  However, do not be alarmed.  That really is just an appearance different due to the multiple layers needed for protecting the table.
 




House of Sylvestermouse




Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article. “As an Amazon Associate I (we) earn from qualifying purchases.”


FOLLOW US ON:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review of Kitchen Items on Zazzle

Are you looking to spruce up your kitchen?  Perhaps you need a special gift for a shower or other event.  Zazzle has a wide variety of kitchen items that can be customized to fit your needs.

The  above are a few of the Zazzle items I made to compliment a sunflower decor kitchen.  They were all created on Zazzle using photographs I took of bright yellow flowers.  

Kitchen Items on Zazzle

When you create your kitchen decor with Zazzle the possibilities are endless.  Here are a few of the items available on Zazzle.  Each can be customized with your photos or designs.
  • Towels
  • Clocks
  • Cutting Boards
  • Serving Trays
  • Pitchers
  • Candy Jars
  • Teapots
  • Napkins
  • Placemats
  • Aprons
  • Plates
  • Mugs

Plates on Zazzle

Zazzle has a wonderful party plate that you can customize to fit your needs or chose from one of the designs by Zazzle artists.  They are 10 inch plates made of Melamine and are dishwasher safe.  The plate below is one I designed from a photo I took of Peggy's Cove lighthouse in Nova Scotia.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse Party Plate
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse Party Plate by lighthouseenthusiast


Placemats

Placemats will set the tone for your dining experience.  These beautiful Zazzle placemats are 20 x14 and made of woven cotton.  They are machine washable too!  Create one of these using your favorite photograph.  You could use a scene that you particularly like, a holiday scene for special occasions or perhaps a favorite family photo.  The place mat below is one I created from one of my favorite views in Jupiter, Florida.  I love to see the sunrise over the ocean.
Sunrise in Paradise Placemats
Sunrise in Paradise Placemats by mbgphoto
Browse more Sunrise over ocean Placemats

Kitchen Towels

Zazzle's kitchen towels are 16x24 and are made of woven polyester.  They are made in the USA and are machine washable.  Create one in a design to fit your kitchen.  I made the one below to go with a yellow sunflower designed kitchen.  It was created from one of my photographs.
Golden Sunflower Kitchen Towels
Golden Sunflower Kitchen Towels by mbgphoto
Check out Golden sunflower Kitchen Towels online at zazzle

Special Teapots

Make teatime special with these delightful teapots from Zazzle.  They are white porcelain and come in both 11 and 44 oz. sizes.  They are both dishwasher and microwave safe.  Personalize one with your favorite photo or design.  Here is one I created for a yellow kitchen from one of my photographs.
Yellow Wildflowers
Yellow Wildflowers by mbgphoto
Browse other tea pots designs on Zazzle.


Review This  Authors Zazzle Too

Review This authors are also busy making kitchen items on Zazzle.  The links below will take you to beautiful cutting boards, coasters, and an apron by Cynthia, Coletta and Heather.

Copper Ti Plant Stone Coaster
Copper Ti Plant Stone Coaster by konacolors
Look at more Macro Stone Coasters at zazzle



Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article. “As an Amazon Associate I (we) earn from qualifying purchases.”


FOLLOW US ON:


The Review This Contributors

Cynthia SylvestermouseCynthia SylvestermouseDawn Rae BDawn Rae BMary Beth - mbgphotoMary Beth - mbgphotoBrite-IdeasBrite-IdeasBev OwensBev OwensWednesday ElfWednesday ElfBarbRadBarbRadOlivia MorrisOlivia MorrisRenaissanceWoman2010RenaissanceWomanLou16Lou16The Savvy AgeThe Savvy AgeTreasures by BrendaTreasures by BrendaMargaret SchindelMargaret SchindelSam MonacoSam MonacoRaintree AnnieRaintree AnnieBuckHawkBuckHawkDecoratingforEventsDecoratingforEventsHeather426Heather426Coletta TeskeColetta TeskeMissMerFaeryMissMerFaeryMickie_GMickie_G

 

Review This is Dedicated to the Memory of Our Beloved Friend and Fellow Contributor
We may be apart, but You Are Not Forgotten

Susan DeppnerSusan Deppner

“As an Amazon Associate I (we) earn from purchases.” Disclosure Statement

X