We live in a foursquare. Therefore our formal dining room is very much our everyday dining room and we use our formal dining room table (which has been in Andy’s family for years and which Andy’s parents had refinished for us as a wedding present) daily. Normally, I don’t love the look of tablecloths. But I needed something to protect our dining room table—something that I didn’t have to wash after every meal. My mom suggested laminated cotton.
Kaffe Fassett Laminated Cotton Millefiore Brown
Moda Martinique Sundress Laminated Large Flower Sea Glass
I purchased some Kaffe Fassett fabric from Fabric Shack and some Moda fabric from Fabric.com. (Amy Butler and Michael Miller also offer laminated fabrics.) My mom (most thankfully) cut the fabric to fit our table. I love it. It washes off so easily and makes everyday dining so much less stressful (no longer am I worried about Sophie gouging the table with her fork or if that spaghetti sauce stain is going to come out of my linen tablecloth).
The laminated cotton is also perfect for Sophie’s craft table when she’s doing something messy, like painting, as well as our patio table for outdoor meals (oh, how I miss those lately).
“A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.” —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov