Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More Placemat Fun

If you missed last weeks posting, I am having loads of fun with a set of double sided placemats.  I'm mixing and matching and even repurposing.  Here's some of what I started with.

Last week, I turned three placemats into a runner.  This week I'm flipping it over and recreating a whole new table!

The flip side of the flowered mats features a colorful, almost camouflage print.  Orange still predominates but this print also includes charcoal grey...and I love grey!

I really think I prefer this "B" side.  How about you?

I've wanted these deep orange grass placemats from Crate & Barrel all season long.  This table was the perfect reason to snap them up.

Naturally, I chose my Hayes grey dinnerware, also from the Crate.  Crisp white napkins brighten things up a bit.

The greenish tint of these recycled wine goblets and water glasses picks up the aqua in the runner.  A lucky find from a recent trip to IKEA were these candle jars...

the perfect orange...and $1.99!!  To bring some height to the tablescape, I borrowed this really versatile candleholder from my friend.  Thanks, Sharon.  Please tell me I can borrow this again and again.

For a final touch, I wove this paper flower garland from Ten Thousand Villages down the center of the table.

I thought it would be fun to see the two scapes side-by-side.  Do you have a favorite?  Stay the same placemats will reappear as placemats, (fancy that!) for two more table settings.

This week I will be participating in:

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Potpourri Friday (2805)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)


  1. Love love the idea of double sided placemats! This is so cool 2 looks for the price of one! So the colors too! You have got me thinking now...what placemats do I have that I can create a table runner with!! Great ideas! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing your creative ideas with us!


  2. So clever.. Love the colors. Your table is beautiful.


  3. Gorgeous color! Beautiful table!

  4. Beautiful table! Lovely summer colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  5. I love it when you can get many uses out of one purchase. The first two tables using these placemats have been great. Can't wait to see how else you use them!

  6. Two totally different looks and both are wonderful. Love the sense of movement of the second and the boldness of the flowers on the first.

  7. So bright and cheerful!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  8. How fun! I can tell you are enjoying yourself! I think my favorite is this week's, though they are both show stoppers!

  9. Great and fun looking long table!! Loving the color combos you've used, just lovely and elegant tables at the same token. I specially love the cheerfulness they project and the fun you're having creating them.

  10. Very pretty, I love the grey dishes.

  11. What a great use of those placemats
    , very versatile! Pretty gray dishes,
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dsh!