An old table cloth.
To protect your ebony wood table from scratches, food stains, and those kids that find making artwork with their spaghetti and meatballs is more fun than eating it, consider draping a tablecloth over your precious table. They can be made of cotton to be laundered, a polyester-cotton blend, or a PVC coated material to make it easy to remove the stains. Tablecloths can also be part of a table setting in fine dining, along with napkins, placemats, decorative ornaments, and silverware.
Found in domestic supplies stores, homes, high-class restaurants, and in the trunk of a magician who makes your quarters and dimes disappear.