Harlequin Romance: beautifully patterned cotton place mats ready to grace your table. After a successful two-decade career in high fashion, Alina Bednarz turned her attention to the art and beauty of hand-rolled candles, and in 1994 she founded Et Al Designs. Working with seasoned artisans and using time-honored methods, she designed distinctive candles with inlaid semiprecious stones, grains, cutouts, and appliqués. Her vision and international perspective have led to an imaginative line of candles and decor. Also in the mix: table linens every bit as charming.