There were some new vendors this year that I really loved (more on them another day), but one of my favorite parts was that I got to meet the fabulous Lara of La Plates in person! We had emailed back and forth about promotions and giveaways a while back, but it was a riot to finally meet. She is such a doll (and not just because she said nice things about my blog) and I got the cutest place mat for M. This specific design combo isn't shown on the website, but if you want the same one, just email Lara. She was so helpful and is totally willing to customize.
On one side, the "Manners" design below. M actually really loves this and lines all of his utensils up in the proper locations (and gets mad if he is lacking a spoon or knife to line up!)
The other side is the "Elementary Print Handwriting" on a green back ground with his name. It is so adorable.
(not his name, all photos courtesy of La Plates)
And, it has held up very well over the past two months. (One thing I am learning is that in a house of three boys, things must be extremely durable!)
I don't have any of the actual plates yet, but I've been so happy with the place mat that I think I will eventually get some for the boys. And maybe me.
*I have not been paid for this review nor did I receive anything for free. Totally unsolicited by Lara, and I paid for the above place mat. Does that cover all those silly requirements??)