Lots of guests comment on our lovely slate placemats, which were supplied to us by Scottish Slate Gift. They worked hard to get our custom font into their engraving machine, and get teh design just right for us. It's now two whole years since we got them, and they are as good as the day they arrived - they've been a great investment! A wipe every morning sorts them out, and just occasionally we give them a rub with some vegetable oil to bring back the sparkly lustre.
We love it when something just does what it needs to do, and keeps on going!