Vintage Tablecloths

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Farewell to Summer Tablescape

I'm sharing my farewell to summer tablescape.
Kathleen on Cuisine Kathleen blog is hosting this end of
summer challenge.  No fall tables allowed!  :)

This is a rare tablescape for me because my tablecloth is a solid color
linen,  instead of my typical vintage printed.  The color just
"Popped" with the dishes.

I set my porch table for a casual lunch.

Laurie Gates plates, thrift store.  Metlox Poppytrail dessert 
plates, yard sale.  Blue glassware, also thrift store.  
Maybe I spend too much time at the thrifts. ;)

Two simple place settings
The napkins are vintage Vera.
Hazel Atlas platonite sugar & creamer, and footed dessert bowls.
Blue Pyrex casserole and small bowl for serving pieces.
I actually cook in my Pyrex...a lot.
Fenton marble swirl candleholders, flea market find.
Vintage flower pin?  Just for fun.
Lastly, it isn't vintage, but I love this ceramic  bread/roll basket. 
A gift.  Something called Espana Lifestyle, from Macy's.
Vintage tea towel...of course!
Thanks for coming by!
A day late, but joining the challenge at Cuisine Kathleen,
see link at top.

Also joining Thrifty Things Friday at
Melissa's Antiques.  Always fun! 

Have a safe & fun Labor Day weekend! 


Monday, August 25, 2014

A Monday Medley

Happy Monday Morning...I guess.
I downloaded some updates to my computer, lost my toolbar,
I can see it if I hover, but won't let me paste it. Still not loving
Windows 8.1 and some of their changes. Ok, whining is done.
That being said, I have a medley of photos to share.

I think it's illegal to live near the Chesapeake Bay and not like to eat
steamed crabs, dipped in vinegar and/or Old Bay Seasoning.
Mr. Retro has a crab pot license and catches them himself.
Good thing, as they are very pricey to buy!
I'll blog more about this later, but peek at swap Halloween card,
tag and destash I sent my partner at "A Swap For All Seasons".

 Fresh Eggplant=Eggplant parmesan at least once during the season.
Lots of breading and frying going on.
Love using my Pyrex for baking casseroles.
 This is definitely one of our favorite meals!

Besides swaps, been Halloween "playing" because I'm planning
on joining in a craft show/sale at a local church. 
  Also made Christmas tags and Birthday, etc.
Now have to get busy on some cards!

   Doyle got to do some swimming at the preserve yesterday.
He loves it!  Here he is retrieving the dummy
Can I go again??? Please???  He did!

Wet & happy.

On the way home we stopped at a small antique mall.
Couldn't leave without these.  Just love the Woolworth needle book.
79 needles for 19 cents.  The button cards say guaranteed safe
 to wash and dry clean, priced 10 cents.   
  Love these old things.  Cards & spools for crafting.

I'll leave you with this cute tag I made and sent to my nephew
& his wife who just welcomed a baby boy!

Like anything you see here? 

I'll be back Wednesday to share a summer tablescape and join in
Cuisine Kathleen's final summer tablescape challenge.

Have a terrific week! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The little red wagon & the Farmers Market

Are you finding it more difficult to find time
to blog in the summer?  I think that is a given!
Remember I showed you this Radio Flyer Town & Country
wagon Mr. Retro nabbed for $10 at an estate sale?
Well here it is in all it's glory!  Mr. Retro took it apart, painted the wood,
 cleaned the metal, replaced the cracked bottom, and some other things
 I really can't explain.  ;)

Of course the Antiques Roadshow likes things in their original state,
but realistically, the value on this is probably $75-$100, so no
problem with a redo!

He even made the name legible again. My photo not so good.

Think how much fun I'll have filling this with goodies when we
take it along to an antique show or flea market.
Isn't it cute?

I've been meaning to share some photos from our trip to the Farmers Market.
The whole family enjoys this outing, meaning Doyle too.
We have to cross the bridge over the York River to get there.

The farmers market is along the water....what could be better.
Warning....heavy photos here!

Got a huge bag of green beans.

There is even entertainment!

This Mennonite woman let me take a photo of her stand full
of gluten free baked goodies.

Do you think I would leave without a baguette? 
It was scrumptious!
There are a lot of weddings and parties hosted here. 

and naturally, a couple restaurants
It is a great place to bring Doyle, as it is dog friendly & full of doggies!
 He gets to socialize with his furry pals and also got lots of attention and
pets from the folks.  Yes, they make sure plenty of water available for pets.

These German Shorthair Pointers were so handsome. 

Drool worthy peaches.
They tasted as good as they look! 

 When we returned to our parking spot we saw a photographer
taking photos of this is a popular spot for taking
engagement photos.

Thanks so much for coming along to the Farmers Market.

Next week....a tablescape.  Here is a peek!

Have a great week......thanks for putting up with so many photos!  :)