These are so pretty and colorful; I love using them on my table. Sometimes I'll pick one to go with my holiday decor - like for the 4th of July, for instance. I will use one that looks best with whichever vintage tablecloth I have on my table at the time. Pastels are pretty for Easter and springtime. This one is a little different - it was done over the top of a cooling rack instead of a hot mat round. So you see, they are useful AND beautiful.