Created by the company's founder and designer Joanne Wald, the idea for unique placemats might not be original, but the Wildly Wald designs and multi-functional mats definitely are. The brand offers consumers placemats for not only traditional dining settings like the classic 19" x 15" Love Birds placemat ($20, available in red, bronze and gold), a beautiful pair of birds kiss at the apex of the placemat giving it the perfect look for Valentine's Day or other intimate settings. The Taj was inspired by the Taj Mahal ($20, available in black, bronze and brass moire) while The Royal Dragon ($20, available in gold and yellow) combines a customers love for the mythical animal with a touch of class while fun kid-friendly placemats like the Splat mat and Frog (both designs retail for $20) can be used to include the little people in our lives in on the dining experience.
"The mats are a great advantage for any cook or anybody with children," said Wald by phone from her California home. "You can't make them stain, I've tried," she said. All Wildly Wald placemats are made in California and with their faux leather designs they're easy to clean. "Take a sponge and you're off, just wipe and go."