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Setting the Stage

For months, I’d been hunting far and wide in search of the perfect placemats to no avail. First World problems, I know, but I'm pretty picky about these things. I wanted something that could beautifully compliment any mix of food and dinnerware without causing distraction and appearing too chunky or bulky.

Yesterday, my sis-in-law alerted me to Clothingline’s Chilewich sample sale. I’m usually wary of sample sales - the long lines, rummaging, and scrambling can get totally uncivilized. But when Talida assured me the crowd was tame and the selection was promising, I couldn't resist. (My iPhone cover is from Chilewich, and I absolutely adore it!)

I swung by after work, and I’m so glad I did! I walked out with a stunning set of Lattice placemats in Caviar. The luxurious texture creates an almost-neutral canvas with just the right hint of sparkle, and I love how its ethereal weave allows the beauty of our glass dining table to shine through. Bonus points: Chilewich is best known for creating beautiful pieces out of woven vinyl textiles, which are extremely durable and completely low-maintenance. Score!

My new placemats were a complete steal at $5 each - Barneys retails them at $20 a pop! This sample sale is running till Thursday evening. If you live/work in the area, go check it out! It’s a great opportunity to pick up some fantastic gifts for the holidays :)