The beauty of our design is the look of fine straw but the practicality of indoor/outdoor placemat. The braid is sewn on a circular sewing machine by hand. From the initial round mat the design options have grown to dozens of shapes amd many different weaves. Deborah is constantly striving for new textures and ideas to keep the table exciting.
The placemat shapes and colors are designed to complement many decors and liven your favorite dinnerware from Fine Porcelain to casual dinnerware.
Our coasters are made of the same material as our placemats. They are available in all 175 colors and sold as Sets of 4 The coasters are easy to clean and have a special backing of vinyl which makes them absorbent.
Our napkin rings are still made in the United States at Deborah Rhodes design studios. Because the are produced by hand, we are still able to offer some of the original designs. Our napkin ring "library" consists of diverse styles using glass and crystal beads, feathers, woods, resin, and silk. The rings are made by our craftsmen that have perfected their quality and durability.
Each season new rings are designed to coordinate with the seasonal introduction of placemats and linens.
All of our linens are made in Europe, working with the same factory for 10 years that has created our signature weaves. The factory is unique, in that it converts raw flax grown in France and Belgium into linen threads. The threads are dyed using the same time tested handmade formulas producing over 100 colors. The magic begins on the looms where as many as 600 threads are hand knotted weaving the many textures and patterns Deborah is known for.
Our linens are of the highest quality fibers which mean they require special care. All of our napkins are made of linen or cotton/linen blend. All napkins can be washed on gentle cycle, dried on low heat, gentle cycle. Napkins should be ironed on linen/cotton setting. White napkins only can be spot bleached.
All of our placemats can be washed with mild dish soap and water. Our placemats are resistant to most stains and are easily cared for.
In order that you may enjoy them for many years, we recommend that they are wiped clean after every use.
There are some stains such as oil that may require additional care. We recommend a citrus-based spray and then wash with water.