Vintage Tablecloths

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

Longing for Spring & Thrift Finds!

It's not even mid February and I am longing for spring.
How about you?  Not that we've had a horrible winter, 
I just need warmer and sunnier days.  

I don't thrift as much as I used to because I am trying
to clear out a whole room of "treasures", but hubby and I
 hit a couple places last week end.  Always fun to share,
and a few of these things will end up on Etsy.  


Very old pottery calico cat & dog shakers.  Unsigned.


Bust style statue of the Virgin Mary.  
Marked Japan

Russel Wright cream pitcher, Iroquois "Ice Blue"
I have some blue plates and a casserole dish in the same pattern.

Doilies, always a sweet find, especially when they
 have purple edges.  

And hubby's find for me...at a thrift he passes on the way home
from work.  At first I thought it maybe was a Scandinavian
design, but once I was closer I could see the design was 
embroidered.  Lovely work.  Probably not very vintage,
but I love it.  So any ideas on this?  

Because of the design I'm thinking it is foreign.  Very nicely made.
Oh...there was a matching runner and he got me that too.

"Always hang on to men who thrift."

 Wonder who we attribute that great quote to?

That would be me!  😁

Closing with a photo of a very old
Beistle Valentine centerpiece.

Very imperfect, yet still adorable!  

THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING!
Enjoy a great week-end!  

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Valentine's Day is on the way!

Sharing a Valentine's Day table from the past.  
If I can finish my ironing and get my vintage linens
off the table, I'll post a new one.  😍

In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful Wilendur
roses vintage tablecloth, with matching rose glassware!

Thinking RED vintage hankies for Valentine's Day...how about you?






and maybe a sheer cocktail apron

Pink works too...







Are you a pink or red person?  Or both?

A few of these Valentine goodies are still for sale in my Etsy Shop.
The link is on my sidebar if you'd like to browse. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Who Likes "Vera"?

Vera Neumann: 1907-1993, American Artist
Known for her bold linen, scarf and bedding designs.

Designer of so many mod patterns of the 1960's and 1970's.  
No wonder her linen designs are being produced again today.   

Sharing some photos of vintage Vera.

Lovely blue tablecloth with abstract floral design.  


Vera signature and ladybug emblem

Sweet vintage napkins
Mod flower designs

Vera designs are both colorful and coveted.  

I have this towel I've been working on to restore, but have a way to go...
and think I may not get there!  Heavy grease stains,
set in for years don't want to budge.  
Worst case scenario, I'll use it in my kitchen as an
actual dish towel...imagine that. 😍


I know I have some vintage Vera scarves stashed away
that I can share next time.  Thanks for visiting!  

We're expecting more snow today!  
A good day for catching up on some chores and
starting a fire in the woodstove.  

Have a good week friends!