Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tis The Season



The aroma of turkey is now a fond memory, and sixteen of us had full bellies and a wonderful Thanksgiving. So I have started playing with Christmas dishes, and attempted to use what I think is a placemat. In the photo below, you can see those two fabric square "placemats" (???) that I purchased last year from Century 21. I bought several with the intention of making Christmas pillows and probably will.  But I'm trying to determine what they really were designed for. 

In the photo below, I opened it up See those flaps on each side --- what are they for?


In the next photo, you will see that I folded those flaps in half to make it look more like a placemat. But I know it isn't correct.



What's your guess?

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Debbie






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Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

25 comments:

  1. I don't know..but they are so cute!
    Love the tartan with you MC...

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    1. Thanks Monique! I agree that the tartan goes so well with MC. Glad you had a wonderful time in FL.

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  2. No clue in the world, but they sure are cute and would make great pillows. Love the 2 placesettings. I think the tartan is the same one I just used for my first Christmas tablescape.
    Have a great weekend, Debbie.

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    1. Thanks Marigene! I can't get enough tartan in my inventory ;o) Love it!

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  3. I believe they go into the bread basket. Open the flaps, place the rolls inside and then tuck the flaps over to keep your rolls or bread warm. Pam

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    1. You have given me an idea - and it makes a nice presentation! Thank you Pam!

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  4. I think they're to hold rolls in a basket. That's my guess! I'm glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend. Have fun decorating for Christmas. xo

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    1. Kitty, I never thought about using them to hold rolls in a basket, but I am pretty sure that is what they are intended for. I'm thinking of using a few for covering the pistachio bundt cakes that I'll be delivering for Christmas. Blogger buddies are so helpful! xo

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  5. Yep, I agree with Kitty, I think they're for a square bread basket. Sounds like you had a great Turkey Day and I'm lovin' those plaid plates:@)

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  6. They are so cute and I agree - they look like they are for a bread basket which has now given me a gift idea for next year :)

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    1. I like the bread basket idea too! I envision a loaf of warm bread being delivered to my best friend on a night that she cooks pasta.

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  7. Debbie, they may be a mystery, but they sure are cute. My first thought was they were for one's pj's or night gown. When I was young we had something like this on our bed. You put your nighty inside the next morning when you made the bed, then tossed this little nightshirt pillow on the bed as a throw pillow.

    Love the tartan and the CC together. I only have 4 of the dinner plates in the Target tartan. Looking for more if you come across any of these. They are perfect with our CC chargers.

    I see the new Christmas pattern mixed in too. It looks great!

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    1. Sarah, you know me....I'll be on the lookout for the Target tartan dinner plates for you.

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  8. My first thought was a bread basket liner, but then I wondered if they are temporary covers for pillows?? I like the tease of the new pattern!

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    1. I've decided to make a few pillows and use a few for covering the bundt cakes I am delivering for Christmas. I do agree they are bread basket liners. Blogger buddies are so helpful!

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  9. red for Christmas is just perfect!

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  10. Glad you got a couple of clues and they do make sense. I love the tartan plaid over the MC chargers!

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  11. Hmmm, maybe you can use the for different things. I like the idea of putting the bread in there, or a pillow.
    Love your table setting. i have often admired MKC dishes, but I find them so expensive. I never see them on sale. Enjoy your day. xo

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  12. Sorry, but I have no clue what those are. My favorite is the tree with the button - so cute! I love your mixture of plaid and checks. Have fun with your different combinations. :-)
    Blessings~
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  13. I am crazy for your mix of patterns and there's nothing better to work with than MKC for that effect. Yours is a very happy table to say the least.

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  14. Yes, I think they are for wrapping fresh baked goods, but it works right?
    Oh, I am drooling over your Mackenzie Child's pieces. I splurged and bought the canister set last year. I would love more, or better, lover to be able to go to their big sale I have read about!! Yum.

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  15. I think it is a bread warmer too. But, the way you used it is cute too!

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  16. Whatever they are, they are super cute! I just bought a tilted jar today and am going to try to make a knock off Mck-Cds like yours! Love all your black and white!
    Jenna

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  17. Who cares they look great but I think because they look like giant envelopes that they are pillow covers anyway the table is wonderful.Susie

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  18. I like the idea of it being a bread warmer, but I wouldn't want to get them all messed up with bread. I'm going to vote pillows!

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