The Ultimate Casual Tablecloth

Today’s blog is brought to you by my mother. (Of course, a little voice in my head says, “aren’t they all?”) And it’s true, I have her to thank for so much of my eye for design and color. She says it’s the other way around, but that’s only because she’s humble.

So at an impromptu dinner at her house last night, my mother pulls a tablecloth from the dryer and proclaims, “I’ve found the perfect tablecloth.”  She shows me how it comes out of the dryer with no creases, no wrinkles, no curled edges.  She’s right – it lays perfectly on the table.

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Then she tells me to guess what it’s made of.  It’s stain resistant, so I figure it’s polyester.  She shows me the label…Image

100% Post Consumer Recycled RePET.  What???  Plastic bottles?  Yep, 100% plastic bottles, people.  Read more about the material here – it blows my mind.  The fabric is pliable – you’ll absolutely never guess that it comes from what would otherwise would be landfill. Kohl’s sells this particular version.

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Bon appetit!  (Oh, and thanks, Mom.  Dinner was delicious!)