Vintage Tablecloths

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Vintage Tablecloths & Fun Painting

Hi Friends!
I was anxious to show you my new vintage tablecloth by 
designer Russel Wright.  I spied this at an antique mall that was
having a February sale.  I have always wanted a Russel Wright
pattern, so mid-century cool.  I tested it on my table, perfect! 

I already knew it was made by Simtex.  I excitedly grabbed the book
hubby gave me for Christmas, "Setting Your Table Wright", to find some
 additional information.  

The tablecloth (right page) is indeed identified as made by Simtex,
the pattern is Granada.  It is not a Russel Wright design, although it
has been attributed to him.  Well dang it, but do I love it any less?  No!

It seems there are a wealth of mid-century geometric designs that folks
attribute to Wright, that are not his designs.  But they are cool & artistic designs. 

Next a photo of this pretty tablecloth made by Marlene Linens (ML).
  I'm looking forward to using this for a tablescape.

Here is a close up.  Love the green color of the apples.
 The pattern name is Apple.  Understandable.  😏

I also wanted to share these recent gifts from friends.
Adorable embroidered bird guest towel, I love birds!
Pretty dogwood vintage hankie.
Sweet girl jumping rope child's hankie.
 I cherish all three.

Lastly some fun painting.  I joined in a couple classes, good for the 
soul in dreary February.  We painted flowerpots for spring.
 Sponge painted background.   Here fishy~fishy. 

And a smiling crab.  

Lastly an acrylic jellyfish painting.  

Being creative definitely brightens my mood!
How about you?

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet tablescape for Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day Friends!

Whatever your plans, have a sweet day.

For Valentines Day I am sharing my friend Holly's table.

This beautiful tablecloth is made by Leacock.
Some sweet Fiesta the finishing touch.
The pattern is Hearts & Flowers.
Very fitting for today.

Here is a link to Holly's PINK ROSE COTTAGE BLOG
for more photo eye candy.
Thanks Holly!

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Valentine Swaps & Leacock Tablecloth

Hello February!

I cheered up my dining table with this new floral vintage tablecloth.
It is made by Leacock, and part of the the Kate Greenaway series.
The pattern name is "Language of Flowers".  So daintily pretty!

The beautiful  dolphin candlestick holders are marked MMA,
Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The are vaseline glass, and were made by the
Imperial Glass Co.   Sorry the lighting is showing different colors, they are a pair.

Close up of the sweet pattern.  

I joined in a couple Valentine Swaps.
The first, a Pretty and Pink ATC swap at
Art Joy Stuff Blog
Kim is a wonderful hostess and a creative genius!
I forgot to take photos of the ATC's I made before sealing them
in bags, so sorry about the bad photos.  We made and sent 3 ATCs,
and receive 3 in return.  

I received these 3 beautiful ATCs!  Created by Lynn, Sherry, and Amy.
Kim sent the lace wrapped clothespin and Amy wrapped her ATC in this vintage hankie.
I am always amazed by the creativity and generosity.  You can visit Kim's blog
via the above link and see all the Pretty and Pink cards.

I also joined in a swap hosted by Vivian of Viv's Whimsy blog.
She will be posting photos of all the swap packages in a special post.
I'll show you what I sent & received here.

My partner was Dorothy, a sweet blogging friend whom I have known
for awhile.  She blogs at  Hensrule blogspot.   She was so very generous.
She decorated the beautiful heart box and made the sweet pin cushion
cupcake. Look at that pretty butterfly valentine card!   She also included
candy, vintage cards, and lots of crafting goodies.
The final surprise was a gorgeous vintage tablecloth!
(see top of photo).  Can't wait to use it in a tablescape.
Thank you so much Dorothy for being a terrific swap partner.

I made Dorothy a clothespin doll and hanging heart ornament.
This photo taken at my work table.

A valentine card for her and one for her 3 darling dogs.
I can't sew, so I shopped Stephanie's shop Rose Petal Blessings
for both a mug rug, and sweet wallet with fuzzy heart.  Oh I didn't
forget to send her candy!  I forgot to take a new photo showing
a few other things I included.
Such fun swaps!  I'll link you up with Viv's whimsy after
she does the special post showing photos of all the swap
gifts.  Some are still traveling to their recipients.

Thank goodness for Valentine's Day in February, because it is a
pretty gloomy winter month.  At least it is short!
Are you doing any Valentine decorating?

Have a good week!