Once a year we use placemats and cloth napkins, that's Thanksgiving. Usually it is just the 4 of us, this year we were thankful we had five! My MIL decided to postpone her traveling till after the holiday to be with us. My son picked fresh rosemary for the table. I love the way it smells. The napkins and placemats were a gift from the MIL, the napkin rings from our wedding china. I hope the kids enjoy using them in years to come.