Vintage Tablecloths

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween Crafting & Garden Stuff

I'm sad to say our garden is just about done.
But then I have to remind myself it is Fall and it is October.

The peppers are not as plentiful, but they are still growing. 
I found this cute wooden bowl while thrifting last year.

Some of the flowers that had died off in the summer heat, came
back to share a little fall color, like this coleus.

I hate to see the garden go, but I'm more than ready to enjoy fall.
I've been enjoying some fall crafting. 
These guys are spooky, but fun spooky.

The "BOO" owls aren't spooky, just cute!
"Welcome to Spooksville"
I have all these small wooden blocks that Mr. Retro found at a yard sale. 
They are a great base for making little ornaments.  I think they
might be Jenga pieces, lol. 

These two will be mailed to a couple blogging friends. 
One as a thank you & one as a thinking of you. 

Hope you are enjoying some Fall fun! 

No tablecloths today because our bed is still in the dining
room as the bedroom rehab progresses very slowly. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Finally Fall!

Happy Fall!  Tis the season to start enjoying a hot steamy cup of tea.
I joined the teacup exchange at The Enchanting Rose and received
this beautiful Johnson Brothers teacup from my "gifter" and new
friend Deborah.  We gave to one person and received from another. 
Sweet because we make two new friends!

My partner spoiled me!  Thank you Deborah!!!
Tea cookie cutter, cards, tea bags, doily, tiny amour banner, 
and even my favorite - dark chocolate.
Deborah is not a current blogger, so I can't link you up, but next
month our exchange hostess, Stephanie, will arrange a link up
where we all share our goodies.  Over 100 exchangers  signed up.  
(A link to The Enchanting Rose is on my sidebar.)

On the home front, we have started a bedroom redo.  New paint, window
and floor trim, and window treatments are all needed.  We have at least two
layers of paint and some wallpaper to remove.  Yucky job, but time to do it right.
We moved our bed to the dining room and our bedroom end tables,
cedar chest and some art is stacked in the living room.  I hate having
a topsy turvy house, but it's just temporary.  I'll keep you posted.
Planning to get away to one of our State Park campgrounds this weekend.
We love our little camper!
So does Doyle! 

He got very excited when I told him we would be camping!

Ending with a fall table.  My vintage tablecloth is linen with a design of
small leaves and gold border trim.  The gold is intact & in perfect condition,
so  I don't think the tablecloth has been laundered ever.  Maker is unknown.

I borrowed these photos since the dining room is currently housing
our bed, I have no table to set.  :)  It is one of my favorite settings,
because it is set with my mid-century china, which I LOVE!
I started this set with some dinner plates I found at Goodwill.
Maker - Iroquois, Pattern - Stellar, designer Ben Seibel. 

Glad you could stop in.  Hope you are also welcoming fall!
Wishing that east coast storm away from all of us!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Another Hodge Podge

Today I'm sharing a mix of things.  Think I might be
liking these hodge podge posts. 

I joined in a couple of  ATC swaps that Kim hosts at ArtJoyStuff blog.
You can find the link on my sidebar.
The August theme was "Dress Up". Here are the adorable ATC's I
received, plus a sweet gift of lace and ribbon from Kim, our hostess.

Here are the ATC's that I made and sent.  I made 4 instead of 3
in error, so kept my least favorite one. :)
My label says, "I'm So STYLISH".

The theme for her September ATC swap was Linen & Lace.
Now that is right up my vintage linen loving alley!
My phrase on these is "fabric of our lives".  I also made a card
for Kim in thanks for her being a great hostess.  Unfortunately
for us this will be her last swap.

Please know that no vintage tablecloths were harmed in my creations.
Yes, my background is snips of vintage tablecloths and tea towels,
but these were fabric scrap pieces, I did not cut any of my intact beauties. 

I also joined in Stephanie's (The Enchanting Rose) Tea Cup Exchange.  Link to her
beautiful blog is on my sidebar.  My giftee is not a blogger, so I will share what I
sent her here.  Beautiful tea cup, sent in a box I crafted,  vintage apron, vintage
doily and napkin, some teabags, scrapbook goodies  and some heirloom tomato seeds
from Jefferson's Monticello estate.

My partner's hobbies include history, gardening, and scrapbooking.

I took another fun class at the local art school.  The "Coffee" painting
is done in acrylics and is already hanging on my kitchen wall over the Keurig.
The Geisha girls was a mixed media class, made with cardstock
and tissue paper.  I'm no artist, but thoroughly enjoyed these two classes. 

I just changed out the tablecloth on the porch, for a "Fall" look.
A rainy day so the light is not good, and actually is brighter than this.
Corn and peppers, a fun tablecloth made by Simtex. 

I took this photo of my stacks of tablecloths a few years ago.
I actually have less now, whew.  Anyway, I used the "vintage"
photo edit button for a vintage photo effect.  I love it!
It really does look like an old photo. 
Happy mid-week! Hope there was something here you enjoyed.