And all coveted by her granddaughters. :)
When my grandmother passed away about twenty-five years ago, I was the lucky recipient of the dining table and chairs.
But protecting that heirloom is touch and go. I've always loved the look of the wood top, polished to perfection and reflecting back whatever centerpiece I put in the middle. But for meals, I use a tablecloth. Sometimes two. And that still doesn't protect the table against heat, liquid rings, stains, etc.
There's an online store that sells custom dining table pads. No more worrying about damage to that heirloom piece of furniture.
Dining Table Pad Covers can help you protect your heirlooms, too. Check out GoTablePads.com for more information.