Do you use placemats on your table?

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@Bee1955 (3885)
United States
May 31, 2007 3:49am CST
We have a tablecloth but when company comes I add placemats on top. Why? Because my mother did so - LOL! Do you use them everyday or not at all? Do they match a tablecloth or not?
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@castleghost (1304)
• United States
31 May 07
We don't use a tablecloth on our table because our dogs like to use their teeth to pull it down so that they can snag some human food. Not dumb dogs at all. We use to use placemats till we started to notice that the children were hiding their vegetables under them when we were busy doing something else. We do still use placemats when we have company over. The placemats we use have family photos on them. A friend made these for us as a gift. This way the placemats serve a couple of purposes.
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@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Great recycling idea! My daughter hid her greenbeans under our placemats when she was younger. Now her kids do it!
8 Jun 07
I don't own a table.. Except my grandfathers table which has my computer and tv and the rest of my stuff on. It doesn't have placements because I don't drink or put anything down on the table except small things. (not counting what's already on it) Kudos, ~Joey
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• Singapore
31 May 07
We used to do it, having placemats on our table. But it got tedious after some time. Doesn't serve any real purpose since we will wipe the table after that anyway. So no more, just the plates, straight on the table.
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
31 May 07
I don't use them all the time. But, they look so pretty, I do like having them on the table. A lot of the time I use the placemats and don't use a tablecloth.
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• United States
31 May 07
When we had a smaller table I used table clothes. You can change them with the seasons and holidays and I used matching place mats. We now have a very large oak table that has an oak lazy susan in the middle, so a table cloth will no longer works for us. I use place mats that are easily wiped clean.
@mcthawk (48)
• Australia
31 May 07
We use placemats instead of a tablecloth. The ones we use do sort of match the table. Now don;t get me wrong we do have table-clothes but these are usually kept for special occassions, like when the mother-inlaw visits and it's usually one of the ones she gave us as a present.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
31 May 07
Yes I always use plate-mats when I eat. I think it keeps the table cleaner. I try to use plastic ones because they are easy to clean if I spill some sauce on them. One time I had ones that were made of cotton they just got stained. So since then I am using plastic ones.
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