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My hope is that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I enjoyed the day with my family and some of my extended family.  During my holiday downtime, I was able to get some organizing done. One of my favorite things to organize is my napkins and placemat collections. I keep them organized neatly together in a cabinet, one set on top of another. I use baskets to store the napkin rings and the napkins separately. Having 0ptions makes setting the table so much fun and beautiful.  A collection like this can be achieved at any price level.  Stores that I have purchased from include Walmart, Target, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Pier 1, and Horchow.

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Helpful Tips:

  1. To extend your collection mix and match with complimentary colors and patterns.
  2. Stock a few variety of shapes and colors of chargers.
  3. To care for your collection:
    • Wash soiled items immediately in cold water, gentle cycle, and warm dryer.
    • If you cannot wash right away, I spray a stain remover, like Shout,  on the stain and then wash later, when feasible.
    • Do not leave them in the dryer for long and be sure to iron them quickly. You may experience slight shrinkage.

 

Use these at any meal, formal , informal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have collection or have decided to start one, it is a great way to add a touch of “marvelousness” to your meals at home.

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