I have about as much patience for place settings as I do for utensil drawer dividers. Granted, itâ€™s a lot easier to just reach for a fork or a butter knife when you know where it is, but Iâ€™m still going to just toss freshly-cleaned utensils into the drawer and let them fall where they may. Same goes for place settings: instead of following a prescribed pattern, utensils on my table fall naturally to where they are most beneficial.
For those times when it does matter where the silverware may be, Iâ€™m not going to know what goes where. Luckily, thereâ€™s not only a cheat sheet, but also a method to prove everything is where it is supposed to be. The Place Setting Placemat is an appropriate name as any for this guide to silverware placement. Manufactured by Donkey Products, the oversized placemat features outlines for where all the silverware and dishware is supposed to go. Itâ€™s up to you, however, to stay within the lines.
(Via Oh Gizmo)