Vintage Tablecloths

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day

LAND OF THE FREE
BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE


Remembering our brave servicemen
With heartfelt gratitude on Memorial Day, 
And everyday. 




Friday, May 19, 2017

Quick Friday Hodge Podge

Hooray Friday!  
We have a weekend house guest coming, and I haven't
 posted in a bit, so a quick hodge podge to share!

A beautiful spring vintage tablecloth, of course.  
Fenton cobalt bowl and candlestick holders.
The 3-piece Fenton set a steal at $14.

I really need to redo my tablecloth shelves, so maybe if I show this
somewhat messy photo, I will be inspired.  💖
 You can see all my collector books on the middle shelf.  

Another view.  My tablecloths live in the guest room/office.
It's pretty cute, want to come visit.  Like the vintage Heywood
Wakefield club chair in the corner?

Heywood Wakefield student desk & chair. 
Love this room, small but both cute & useful.  

Mr. Retro is doing great, and the doctor finally released him from 
wearing the neck collar last week.  Also, he is returning to
work light duty.  He is very pleased, we both are.  It has been
difficult to be without his salary for three months, on top of 
paying his portion of the humongous medical bills.  But I digress...

He decided to try and bake a cake outdoors in our
dutch oven, a  preview before we try it camping.  

Doesn't it look beautiful?  Wait...it gets better!

It is a Pineapple Upside Down cake, and here it is 
right side up!  Mr. Retro gets an A+.

Wish I could linger, but are we really ever ready for house guests?

Thanks for the visit & have a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vintage Tablescape - California Hand Prints

Sharing a favorite thing again this week, a vintage tablescape. 
 Which of course starts with my very favorite thing, 
a vintage tablecloth.
This modish beauty is made by California Hand Prints, also known
as CHP.  Chafing dish, fish, cheese, asparagus, wine... so many
 interesting kitchen items and food on this colorful tablecloth.

Though the theme of the tablecloth favors mid-century modern,
I couldn't help but add some things from the "cute" category.

I used a mixed bag of odd dishes, and some chartreuse Hazel Atlas Ovide.  
I couldn't resist the crying onion dish with the two chef towels.  It looks like 
the crying onion knows what is coming!  

Did you spy George & Judy from  "The Jetsons"?
Too fab salt & pepper shaker set!

Vintage Smith glass Moon & Star candlestick holders, Indiana Colony 
drinking glasses, and Anchor Hocking water pitcher.  Love all the greens.

Center lattice bowl is an MMA reproduction, which I use often.
Colorful non-matching Vera napkins help the colors "pop".

I do hope you've enjoyed my latest tablescape.  

And thank you for viewing my "too many" photos.  

I plan to join up with Tablescape Thursday again this week.  
So many beautiful tablescapes to visit!


On a personal note, Mr. Retro has his 2-month post-op visit
tomorrow.  He should be able to stop wearing the cervical collar and
hopefully be able to drive again.  It's been a long two months, but
we've both learned some things along the way. 👫  Please send 
 positive thoughts that he receives a good report from the doctor.