After one too many deflated soufflés, we have officially thrown in the oven mitt when it comes to home cooking. But we still love throwing dinner parties. It’s all so very Gift of the Magi, huh?
So now we leave the cooking to the restaurants (thank you, take-out) and turn our attention to the best part of dinner aside from dessert – the table setting.
Like a fine wine, a perfectly decked out table completes the meal and lets the host(ess) glow with superiority satisfaction.
But just when we thought we had reached the pinnacle of placemat placement, we came across the linens and more at Home, James! and everything we knew about designer dining went out the dining room window.
Mixing and matching colors, textures and prints worthy of a Martha moment, Home, James! can make your next soiree sparkle so bright they won’t even notice that you’re serving a reheated bucket of day-old KFC.
One of our favorite finds was the monogrammed placemats. It’s like marking your territory without having to hike your leg.
And better yet, that nosey neighbor can’t “borrow” these placemats on a six-year bender like she did the Williams-Sonoma casserole dish.
Our suggestion would be to get them monogrammed with a B as in Better Bring It Back, Bitch!
Linen placemats start at $14 each
Monograms are $12 each
4514 Travis, Dallas