|Family Room Table|
Red plaid table cloth and the Santa placemats I sewed several years ago (mid 1990s, I believe), using a preprinted fabric (both table cloth and placemats bought during after Christmas sales). I outline quilted around Santa's face and hat.
The mittens on either side are pockets to hold the napkins and cutlery. I have red plaid napkins, too, but this time I used the floral napkins that match the holiday chair pads I put on the chairs:
|Holiday Chair Pads|
The placemats are backed with the "cool Santa" fabric I bought at or around the same time as the printed placemats. This is the fabric that I used to sew one of the sets of pillowcases, earlier this year, and there are still some small scraps of it leftover!
|The backing fabric|
I haven't taken down the Christmas china, yet. Might do that after the almsgiving.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas placemats.
I really like your placemats. And I love how you've had them for so long.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy getting out the Christmas things that I've had over the years.
You did such a nice job on them.
Thanks for posting the pictures.
Thank you, Debra. Ha, ha, all my holiday items are several years old! It's like seeing old friends when I unpack them! :)Delete
Every thing is so festive and fun! I especially like the pocket for the napkin.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Live and Learn. The pockets are a nice touch, aren't they? I remember my mother being quite taken up with them!Delete
The placemats are gorgeous. You're inspiring me to have a go myself ... assuming there are cheap Christmas fabrics in the January sales.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen. I hope you'll find some good deals on fabric, after Christmas. Already, the fabric stores here have Christmas fabric on sale for 50% off.Delete
I am loving those place mats. What a great idea for the pockets. This makes such a wonderful gift, but I am so glad you kept a set of place mats for yourself. Making them reversible was also a great idea. I might use this idea for next year, I love it so much. The floral fabric is very pretty and I would love to see them as toss cushions for the sofa. Are they out year round?ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan. I, too, am glad I kept a set for myself. The floral fabric is Christmas-y, with roses, poinsettia, and holly on a black background. I bring them out at this time of the year and put them away after the holidays. They live in an old suitcase I store in my closet the rest of the year!Delete
How fun. I just love stuff like this.ReplyDelete
Thank you! :)Delete
I really like your placemats. What a clever idea to make pockets for napkins and cutlery.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nil. It's a cute idea, isn't it?Delete
So festive and beautifully coordinated. And what a clever design to have the mittens serve as silverware holders. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Carolyn. Yes, I love the mitten pockets for the cutlery and napkins. If one had different placemats, one could get actual mittens and use those, instead! :)Delete