Vintage Tablecloths

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

This, That & Summer Giveaway!

Happy August! I wanted to share this sweet tin made by
Smith Crafters of Chicago.   I found it at a Church sale. 
So different and pretty.  Kind of gets me in the mood for the
harvest d├ęcor of fall. 
I got this very cool coloring book from Etsy a few weeks ago.
Coloring is soothing and these patterns are fabulous mid-century.
So far I've tried pencils, but paint and markers will also be experimented with. 
Have you tried this not-so-new-now adult craze?

Working on my crafts is also soothing, but I have to laugh at myself
when I step back and see what my table actual looks like while I'm
creating.  Messy, yes.  Cluttered, yes.  Functional, for me yes.  :)

I have several old cigar boxes in so-so condition.  They make great
makeover boxes. The mermaid box is one of those wood craft
store boxes.  I'm thinking about joining in a spring bazaar at a local
church this fall.  I would sell vintage linens also. 

I'm ready to host my Summer Giveaway!  Of course, you'll be getting
some goodies for fall in the package.  I'm calling this a "Flash Giveaway"
because it will only be open until midnight Friday.  Just be a follower,
 leave a comment and you are entered.  Easy peasy! 
Here are the goods! 
 Banner flag (28 X 40), beautiful linen tea towel,  leaf pin with pearl, some ephemera,
 and vintage S&P shakers.  I know most of you are ready to start fall crafting,
 so I put together some fun goodies to get you started. 
The S & P shakers are the sweetest!  The salt and pepper goes into the handles,
and the corks have the dingers attached so the bells actually ring.  So cute! 
Don't forget to leave your comment so you'll be entered.
 I want to thank all of you for the heartwarming comments you left on my
previous post.  Losing your Mom is likely one of the most difficult
things a daughter will go though in life.  Your comments mean more
to me than I can say.  xo, Pam
Have a great week! 
Linking up!

Monday, July 27, 2015


My Beautiful Mom...passed away peacefully,
completing her final journey. 

I am sharing a past photo of her that I have always loved.
Beautiful smile, beautiful soul.  
God saw you getting tired, 
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you,
and whispered, "come to me."
You didn't deserve what you went through,
So He gave you rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
- Frances and Kathleen Coelho 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Art Class, Veggies & Hot Stuff!

 Not much to talk about here, just the heat, but I do have a couple things to share. 
Our little town is lucky enough to have an art school. 
The Bay School has amazing classes for truly talented artists, and some
  fun classes for beginners and the untalented.   I signed up for the latter.  :)

The class was "paint an abstract sea life".  Perfect!  Luckily we had enough time to complete
2 paintings.  We used both watercolors and oil paint sticks.  The 1st is jellyfish, though my
large jellyfish looks more like a giant crab.  Hmm... but think abstract.  The 2nd, 
more obviously recognizable as a sea horse. 

I got a shot of some of the masterpieces drying on the floor.  I loved how
each person's turned out so differently.
  So much fun on a hot summer day that I signed up for a fun "collage class" for next week.   
Here is the instructor's sample.  I don't think I'm sure mine will turn out like this also.   :)
Explore with Collage and Mixed Media

I spied our new neighbor "Boss" in the field, so got a little closer to take a picture. 
(Sorry, long skinny phone picture)
Then I spied Doyle creeping up behind me. 
I didn't get any closer so as not to lead him into temptation, lol. 
Check out the garden daily & noted that the Pablano peppers were doing well.   
& then I spied the guy on the left (what looks like rice) Damn hornworms. 
Bad enough they nearly devastated our tomatoes, now they've moved to the peppers. 
A friend said the white things on them are wasp eggs and can be beneficial.  Yeah well,
he's eating everything in the meantime, so he had to go. 

  Here are the last of the garden tomatoes, just a few still producing.
Fresh basil in the middle. 
 We enjoy our veggies fresh, but also do some sauce making and dehydrating. 
These are sprinkled with some Maui onion salt, & are outrageously delicious.
I'm planning on doing a "Hot August Giveaway" stay tuned.
Enjoy the rest of your week!  What are you up to?