Vintage Tablecloths

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

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tasting at the "Meadery"!

Have you ever been to a Meadery?
Or even heard of a Meadery?

Similar to a winery...but without the grape vines. 
Mead is wine made from honey.  It takes a lot of honey to make a 
bottle of Mead.  The Mead was delicious, not all sweet like you
like you might assume.  Like wine, but there are differences.  

Hubby and I have birthdays within about a week of each other.
We decided to take a day trip Saturday to visit the Meadery, 
and were very glad we did!  

The Mead tasting part is free!  We paid the nominal
amount to do the honey tasting also.  The honey was from
different states, with a couple being local from Virginia.  The
taste depends on what wildflowers the bees are visiting.  

The chart shows the different honey categories:
Fruity, Floral, Earthy, Spicy, Woody, Herbaceous...

We tasted several honeys, as you can see by the sticks.  Our server
twirled the stick in the jar of honey and handed it over.  We needed
to quickly put it in our mouth before it started dripping.  No
worries, every one was delicious.  You could taste the nuances 
of the different spices.  

The bottle labels are gorgeous!  We brought these home:
Soak Up the Sun - Orange Blossom Mead
Virginia Moon - Traditional Barrel Aged Mead
Ginger Me Slowly -  Avocado Blossom with Ginger Mead
All Blues - Blueberry Mead with Spices

Choosing wasn't easy since there was a wide variety!  

 Four small size jars of honey came home with us also. 
We chose Avocado Blossom, Raspberry Blossom, Orange
Blossom, and Clover.  Clover is the taste of honey most of us
are used to, but of course theirs was exceptional.

So if you see a Meadery in your area, make sure you visit! 
Hopefully the bees will recoup and stabilize, we really can't live
without them.  There are everyday folks getting into beekeeping,
and I salute them!

I am working on re-stocking my Etsy shop with some
new cuties this week!  What are you keeping busy with?  

Have a great week!  

Friday, April 6, 2018

Time for another Tea Cup-Mug Exchange!

At The Enchanting Rose Blog.......
Oh it is time again!  I love this exchange!
Treat yourself this spring, and join in!  

Stephanie is kindly hosting her 12th Tea Cup and/or Mug
Exchange.  I so look forward to her exchanges!  I have joined in 
many times, so enjoyable.  Hundreds of folks sign up, several
countries are included.  CLICK on the link & visit her blog for a look!  

I wanted to share some photos of what I received in a few
of Stephanie's previous swaps.
Wonderful package from Barbara, Ft. Worth, TX.  Gorgeous Tea Cup!
Barbara is very generous, and a fab seamstress.  She actually
made me this sweet little wallet out of vintage fabric.   

 Fab package from Kris from Nebraska.  Chris saw my blog and 
knowing I am a mid-century modern fan, chose this great tea cup.
So many precious extras included too.  

 Carol, another Texas friend, sent this lovely red and white tea cup,
and a coordinating vintage tea towel along with it.  Be still my heart!

Lastly, I am sharing a package I sent to Anne in New York state,
my partner in one of Stephanie's Fall Tea Cup Exchanges.
(Yes the tea towel underneath & vintage tea cozy were included!)

If you join you will:

Make two new friends. 
Receive a terrific exchange package in the mail.
Experience the joy of putting together and
sending a thoughtful package your partner will love.  

Have a good weekend.  Have to run....I
have a Tea Cup Exchange to sign up for!  💗

Monday, March 26, 2018

A Good Day At the Antique Mall!

Who doesn't love a Saturday trip to the antique mall?

I tried to spy as many vintage tablecloths and other linens
as I could.  Sharing some photos with you!


Some lovely sightings, don't you think?

These are the beauties that came home with me.

 Love the little soldiers.  The edge says "Danish Design".  The tea towel
is a signed Luther Travis.  The bold colored boys and girls came
tagged with a set of napkins and was made in Germany.  Pastel floral
on the left which is already on my table.

Do you enjoy doing the antique mall browse?
& maybe bringing home a treasure?
Hope you enjoyed peeking at the linens.

Have a great week and a Happy Easter!