Vintage Tablecloths

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

More Vintage Thrifty Finds!

Our huge county church sale, which included auction items,
 was held last Saturday.  All proceeds go to help the needy
of the county with winter fuel costs.  So we donate, but also
buy and bid freely.  Here is this year's loot!
There weren't many linens, but I did find a few. 
Two sweet embroidered bridge cloths, an apron,
 oriental scarf, embroidered tea towels, and a full apron.
Vintage dresser set, unused, still in the goodness.
Have to clean it up a little.
 Vintage Monterrey Ware enamel dishes.  Made in Mexico, circa 1960.
How cute are these with chuck wagon theme and brands border!
Sweet LEFTON impressed cow cookie jar.  Already atop my kitchen cabinets. 
Lots of assorted junk on the table here.  Sweet little bells,
folding wooden apple bowl, Vera Bradley purse, LuRay teapot sans lid,
Hall candlestick holder, Christmas topiaries.
 Josef Originals choir boys.  I can't resist old Christmas tins,
 nor a new Christmas pitcher, obviously.
I do believe Mr. Retro got the best bargain of the day.  I was shopping the flea
market section, but he wanted to do the auction.  He asked me if I wanted him to bid
on anything.  The dishes, of course, but I warned him no to go too high.
I need dishes like a hole in the head, but I am so addicted attracted to dishes.
I know dishes can be a tough sell, but he won the set for $5.00!  Crazy!!! 

I'm into fall, but feel the urge to do a pink rose tablescape soon. :)
 Aren't they pretty? 
Finally, a couple photos I just found from our camping vacation.
I can't resist vintage cards, etc. 

 Also found this modish Christmas tablecloth, sweet buttons
 & cool magic poster.
 Okay, that's it for today.  I'd better get pricing.  Oh yeah, some of this
stuff is for sale....notice I didn't say most of it, just some of it.  ;)
Have a terrific week! 
Hope you have the same beautiful fall weather that we are enjoying! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharing Thrifty Estate-Festival Finds!

Tis the season for the churches in our little county to hold their Fall Festivals. 
 I find the BEST treasures at these sales and look forward to them every year. 
The largest one will be held this coming Saturday.  Woo Hoo! 
Sharing some of my fun finds from last weekend.  
 I can't resist vintage jewelry and especially pins.  The moon is a Sarah Coventry, seems
I've been finding a lot of those lately.  The all gold flowers is a Coro with the
original paper label still attached.  Sweet old gravy pitcher, fall colors.

What is wrong with this Pyrex?  Yup, the top is not a match, but
for 50 cents at a church sale, who cares. :)

Sweet hankies, and the 2 rooster cocktail napkins.  Couldn't resist them!
                  I fell in love with this huge ironstone pitcher.  Vintage Meakin, Made in England.
This is an estate sale find I hit after the church sales.  A one day sale with
half price in the afternoon. :)

I've always liked these vintage serving trays. Many, many moons ago
Mr. Retro and I honeymooned in Atlantic City, NJ, so
this had to come home with me. 
Sweet vintage enamelware coffee and tea pots, designed by Georges Briard.
Sorry the photo isn't better, already had put them on a kitchen shelf, and
quickly pointed my camera up at them.
My BEST fun find in a long time, this Happy Hannah electric hair dryer.

Such great graphics, and still in the original retailer display box!
I'll let the rest photos do the talking.
Purchase price $13.95, which sounds a little steep to me, but it could also be
gotten with "sav-a-stamp" books.  Never heard of them, have you? 
Must have been like S&H green stamps though.

Proudly Made in Whitman, Massachusetts


I have no idea what I will do with it, it might be terrifying fun to plug
 it in and see if it still works.  That's my share for today.  See anything here you like?
I'll be back with more later.  Have a great week friends! 
Joining with: 
  Lots of fun thrifties to see there! 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Grapes Harvest Vintage Tablescape

At this time of year Virginia wineries are harvesting
their grapes.  This amazing vintage Fallani & Cohn tablecloth (designed
by The Ryans) was perfect for my grapes harvest table.

My kitchen has a grapes theme d├ęcor, so I gathered up my pitchers,
salt & pepper shakers, and large compote bowl and went to work. 


The wonderful pitcher on the left is Fitz Floyd from 1988.  A Christmas gift
from Mr. Retro that I treasured then and still do now.  Gorgeous!

Purple Moon wine of course!  Vintage amethyst candlesticks.
Two vintage amethyst glass pitchers.  The larger pitcher on the
right belonged to my grandmother, another item I treasure. 
Vintage Fenton dolphin footed bowl.  
Vintage Vera napkins and plain white plates....yard sale find,
because one always needs plain white plates. 

I dressed up these boring  typical wine glasses by painting paper
doilies purple, topped with a lilac paper circle, & added a purple
flower embellishment.  Good use of my crafting stuff, heh? 
I've had the little shot glasses forever, the maker a mystery.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage grapes tablescape. 
I am joining the tablescape challenge at
  Kathleen challenged us to do a fall tablescape using lots
of purple, no orange.  I gave myself an "A" for this months challenge! ;)
Thanks so much for your visit.