Over the years, I've had many coaster sets. Most were junk and failed to protect my furniture as expected. I was always on the lookout for something better.
When I spotted this set at a Cracker Barrell restaurant and store, I immediately loved the picture on the coaster. The Americana design has always appealed to me. Decorated with Colonial style houses, sheep and a willow tree, it drew me in right away. Red and white waves across the bottom and blue trim with cream-colored stars across the top add the finishing touches. Near the bottom of the coaster it says, "There's No Place Like Home".
I use these coasters in both my family room and in my office. They are used several times each day. They are made of absorbent stone on top, with a cork bottom that protects furniture if they are moved around.
For the most part, I have been happy with these. I've had them for about 3 years and still haven't gotten tired of looking at the design. They do a pretty good job at absorbing water. The only exception is an ice-filled glass that drips. Water does accumulate on the stone in a little puddle, but it has never gotten on my furniture.
These come as a set of 4 in a wide variety of designs, so there is something for everyone. If you are looking for a coaster that absorbs every drop of water, these are not for you. They're good, but they aren't perfect. Still, I love them and have no intention of replacing them any time soon.