Sometimes you get lucky when you’re out shopping, and tonight was one of those nights. I found an unexpected bargain at Big Lots with these great rectangular jute placemats for $4 each. Neutral with an interesting texture, jute placemats are a great way to add casual sophistication to your dinner table. Think of how pretty your colorful or even white dinnerware and napkins will look against these!
Compare with similar products from the likes of Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and other trendy home decor stores, and you will find prices ranging from $10 (good sale) to $20 apiece.
They seem to be excellent quality and are even well-bound around the edges. Get ’em while supplies last! (And send me pictures once you dress your table. :-))