Animal Placemats and Tablemats sold in the UK
Traditional animal design placemats
A comprehensive range of animal placemats and tablemats available in the UK, mainly classic cork backed placemats from the leading UK manufacturers such as Pimpernel, Plymouth Pottery, Lady Clare and Castle Melamine. Themes include depictions of a flock of geese flying across open countryside in the Plymouth Pottery Summer Gold placemats, which is by the artist Roger Nannini. Or the traditional animal place mats theme of Game Birds tablemats by Lady Clare showing six different birds found in the British countryside. A similar tablemats set by Lady Clare is the Gould Ducks design of six different ducks found on the ponds and waterways of the UK.
Horse, cat and dog placemats
Horseracing fans have a couple of Lady Clare horse themed designs to choose from in the Peter Beigel Collection depiction of jump racing and a tightly grouped group of horses racing by Pat Owen. Cat lovers are not forgotten and the Plymouth Pottery Hungry Cats place mats show a friendly group of cats waiting for their bowls to be filled or the Ulster Weavers Cats in Waiting placemats. A series of dog themed animal placemats by Lady Clare has captured some of the sportier versions of man's best friend in these Lady Clare Sporting Dogs traditional placemats.
Wrendale animal themed placemats and tablemats
The ever popular range of Wrendale animal placemats by Hannah Dale is available from Pimpernel. These cork backed animal design tablemats, UK designed, feature six different sketches of British animals, with the character of each animal cleverly depicted by the artist in the unmistakable Wrendale fashion. Similar to Wrendale cork placemats are the high quality British made wildlife tablemats by Toasted Crumpet. Made in England with a durable melamine surface these extra thick felt backed placemats feature various animals and birds found living around the British countryside.
When to use your fun animal placemats?
Fun, animal designs are great for informal dining, but if you want to set the table for a formal event, then you ought to follow a more traditional protocol. You should try and use neutral colours if it is this type of dinner, with cream or burgundy being the best options. If it’s a more relaxed affair then by all means choose something more cheerful and trendy, with whatever colours you like. A great option here would be some original and stylish animal placemats and coasters which are available as special packs. With a variety of styles and designs to choose from you can be confident that whichever theme you select your table will be well protected.
How and when to set the table with animal placemats.
There is always the option to include a tablecloth underneath the table mats and coasters, this should be made of natural fibres, like linen or cotton for example. This tablecloth has to be big enough to cover the whole table and hang down comfortably over the sides. If the tablecloth is too small then it will not be suitable for the dining table, although the attractive table placemats on top of the cloth will distract the eye, but it’s best to start with the correct size of cloth.