Placemats & Napkins
If there were ever a contest for owning the most cloth napkins, I'm quite sure my wonderful mother would have surely won.
I don't know why, but my father always insisted on using cloth napkins---at every meal! Now I realize how just that one little thing made even oatmeal at breakfast or a rushed family dinner just a bit more "homey" and definitely more special.
So it must have been my mother who started my love of beautiful table linens and setting the table. Oh and that napkin contest---yea, I'm a definite contender.