Vintage Tablecloths

Sharing vintage tablecloths ~ and other vintage treasures that capture my attention. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art pottery ~ Roseville Hull Weller

Hello there!  I'm happy to be back.
Thank you so much for all your good wishes!

While recuperating I couldn't help but notice some things
that needed doing...badly!  My pottery collection, which lives on
a long wall shelf (out of harms way) was looking pretty dusty.
Mr. Retro got them all down for me.  Cleaning them was a good
project while I was recuperating from surgery.  

Now they are all clean and pretty again, a good time to 
share my pottery with you.  

I have loved this collection since my Mom started it for me.  
She gave me my Nana's vase, the green Roseville Peony
 (2nd from the left) obviously my most treasured.  That was
 back in 1990 and look at what has happened since then!
Roseville Freesia basket and the Peony.  Behind is a tall deco
Thornberry and a Snowberry cornucopia, and in the 
back a White Rose cornucopia and Clematis vase.  

Mr. Retro gave me some as Christmas and Birthday gifts.  
The small Iris Roseville in the front was a gift from
hubby and has the small sticker attached.  The blue basket
 is Magnolia, and the small basket is the first non-Roseville,
Wild Rose by Weller.  

Behind them is a small Bushberry and green Snowberry
basket, both Roseville.  The cornucopia in the rear is
Water Lily by Hull and the deco style fan vase is Weller. 

Some of my vases are less than perfect, say having a chip on
the base or a small age crack.  None of the damage shows 
when they are up on the shelf.  I love them all equally, except
 for my Nana's, which has a special place in my heart.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my collection. Promise to be back
soon, it's time for a fall tablescape!  

PS/ The pretty green bowl and candlestick holders are Fenton. 
I didn't bother removing them from my table for the photos.  

This is a story for another day.  *Smiles*

Friday, August 25, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances...(blog break)

Wait, that sounds much too dour, doesn't it?
But I guess that is how I've been feeling about life lately.

Living in Virginia we feel very close to the Charlottesville tragedy.
Hateful groups with horrific ideas in their heads, causing horrible actions.
I am so saddened and worried about our country.  We are led by a
President who proves in his daily words and actions that he is as far from
 Presidential as possible.  Our country needs to unify and heal, and for
this we need a leader with the best interests of the people and our
country in mind.  Sadly, President Trump has proven himself unable to
be that person Even some elected officials in the Republican
 party are voicing that opinion.  Please say a prayer for our country.

 I usually keep these personal feelings of politics off my blog, posting
 vintage tablecloths and things that make me happy, but some things
just need to be said.  Especially when you are soon to have surgery.

I thought I would share this pretty vintage tablecloth before I take a blog break,
due to the unforeseen circumstances of medical issues.  This summer I
 was diagnosed with Lyme's Disease.  Due to other symptoms I had a
CT scan. The scan revealed other problems that need treatment as well.  

Mr. Retro will be bringing me to the hospital for out-patient
surgery in a couple days.  
Not an uncommon procedure, but one requiring general anesthesia.
Scary to me. I won't be lifting anything heavy for a couple weeks, so
I think that leaves out things like cleaning (especially vacuuming)
 and also grocery shopping, don't you? 😇  Poor Mr. Retro!

Enough "whining" here. Hoping you will send me...
and a positive thought or a prayer, that all will go well.

I should be dancing again soon!

I'm sorry I haven't been visiting as often with things
as they are, but plan to enjoy catching up with your blogs!

Doyle is looking forward to lying around with me for 
a couple days.  He says that is a skill he has mastered! 

Thank you friends!
Looking forward to being back to share more
vintage tablecloths soon!  

PS/  Surgery was successful.   Resting and healing.  Thanks. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gardening, Baking, Cooking & Vintage Tablecloth!

Well here we are in the dog days of August.  We've had some delicious
tomatoes, but our garden starts to limp along in the heat, except
 for the peppers.   Peppers usually grow here through September.
Our fig tree had lots of ripe figs, with more starting to ripen.
The herbs are just about done, but I still have a nice group to dry.  

Basil, Oregano & Rosemary.
The Oregano is hardy stuff, it winters over in the pot
and  sprouts in the spring, as does the Rosemary.  I buy 
new basil plants every year, one of our fav spices to use.  

I challenge anyone (who isn't vegetarian) to not enjoy
a summer BLT if they grow fresh tomatoes.  Mr. Retro
made lunch after his fishing buddy stopped by.  I wanted a
prettier photo, but those guys weren't waiting any longer! 

Doyle is rather lazy in the heat and has gotten chubby.  He'll
be enjoying the fall weather soon and back to his energetic self.  

Fresh homemade crab cakes with rice & mango salsa.
If you live by the Chesapeake Bay, like we do, a love of
tasty blue crabs is almost mandatory.  We love them steamed with 
some spicy Old Bay, but crab cakes are a delicious treat!

We had such a bounty from the fig tree Mr. Retro came
in with a bag and asked me to look up fresh fig recipes.  
He chose this fig cake recipe.  

It tastes as good as it looks.  Some chopped figs in the dense 
cake, and a topping/filling made with simmered figs, brown sugar &
lemon.  I remembered the whipped cream after I took the photo.
Fantastic!  & He enjoyed making the cake on a rainy afternoon.

A final share, this gorgeous Asian theme tablecloth.  

I wish I could tell you about it, but the seller had no information
so I am trying to do some research.  The graphics are large,
18+ inches across.  

Love it's bright boldness.

Lastly, I'll share a fun mural/photo from our favorite
Thai restaurant in Williamsburg.  It's huge!

Who expected Elvis Presley to be looking over our shoulder
while we had lunch?  The owner told us Elvis was sitting next
to the King & Queen of Thailand.  

Well that's my mish-mosh post.
What have you been up to? Whatever it is, 
stay cool during these August dog days.