Vintage Tablecloths

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

Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine Swap & Vintage Tablecloth

I joined in the Valentine Swap hosted by Viv of
Such a fun swap!  We were to create some type of Valentine ornament,
make a Valentine card, & throw in some fun goodies for our partner.
Let me start with a BIG thanks to Viv for organizing and
hosting this swap for us!  Love her & her blog!

I was paired with Deb from Garage Sale Gal.
Deb is a blogging friend and we have been swap
partners before, so I knew I was in for a treat!

First, I can't tell you how much I LOVE this sweet spoolie.
He is the cutest little guy and she made him so special! 
 Deb sent me a huge package filled with sweetness!

It has been gray & rainy here for days, so I apologize for the poor photos. 
Can you believe how she spoiled me?  SO much wonderful stuff for crafting.
A lovely crochet doily, pretty guest towel, sweet hearts & flowers
towel, and a Moda Valentine hankie card.  Be still my heart!  
Anyone reading this knows how much I love linens. 


 Valentines, cookie cutter, candy......  

 Here is the adorable Valentine card, spoolie and tag she made, just for me.

THANKS so much to Deb, for such a creative and generous swap package!
Bloggers are the BEST!
& THANKS to Vivian, our  fab hostess, who
is welcoming a new grandbaby-pie today!

Being in the Valentine spirit, I finally cleaned off my dining table so
I could display another vintage tablecloth. 
This gorgeous tablecloth is definitely a favorite.  So colorful and vibrant.
  Made by California Hand Prints, also known as CHP. 
The pattern is named Moon Flower.  Finished dressing up the table
using a couple pairs of  Fenton candleholders, and a center
 bowl by Westmoreland Glass. 

The SUN actually peeked in when I took this photo.  Unfortunately, it was
only around for a few minutes, but I'll take what we can get! 

Here is a close up of the flowers for you.
 
 Hope you are planning some time for fun & play this weekend.
I know I am.  I'm still limping around, but my knee is slowly getting
 better.  It sure is a slooow and looong process. 

See those Valentine cards and tags in the header?  Gives you an
idea how much time I spend sitting.  Ha!
Have a fun & cozy weekend friends! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Vintage tablecloth "Chickens Today"

"Chickens today...Feathers tomorrow"
This fun tablecloth is currently gracing my table. 
Most of you are familiar with beautiful vintage tablecloths showing off
gorgeous floral & fruit themes.  They are quite popular and liked by most,
but several categories of these wonderful tablecloths abound.

My farm-chickens tablecloth falls into the conversational or novelty
 tablecloths category.  They are such a colorful and whimsical group,
that I have collected more than my share a few.

Yup, "Chickens today...Feathers tomorrow" is more than
 politically incorrect (poor chickens!)  But probably not so
much  in the 1940's & 1950's.
Don't you love that her turquoise pantaloons match her hair? 
I think that polka dot chicken is pretty cute. 

Looks like this couple is so happily looking forward to that chicken
dinner, that they are dancing up a storm! 

A chicken driving the car?  Maybe these chickens are smarter
than they look, and are making a break for it. 

I thought a novelty towel would be a good addition to
the center of the table. 
Busy as a Bee...how cute is that! 
I plan to showcase more of my vintage tablecloths this year,
while still showing my thrifty finds and crafty things...of course! 

Doyle has been waiting patiently for me to finish.  The sun is
peeking a little, so we're going to step out and enjoy it.

Happy Friday....have a great week-end!!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Gettin' into Valentines fun & Happy Mail!

It's less than a month until Valentine's Day.  I'm still mostly
house bound, and have been spending time at my craft table.
Making cards for family & friends, goodies for a swap, and just playing.
It sure does help chase the January blues away.
 

I'm not showing the swap goodies I made, those are a secret for now. 
I'll share some other things though.  I love decorating boxes,
 and this pink & blue little heart box turned out sweet.

Mr. Retro gave me a big box of craft supplies for Christmas.
One of the items was a bag of wooden clothes pins. 
I decided to paint some and tie on a pair of paper hearts.
Simple, but I like the way they turned out.

 
I do love spoolies, so I made a few.

Just need to get out my box of decorations and work on my display.
Are you doing any Valentine decorating?
 
Woo Hoo!
I got a surprise happy mail package this week from
  my blogger friend Fran, of Hey Mom! What's For Dinner?
 
Fran surprised me with this amazing package to cheer me up.  I guess
I have done my share of whining about my knee.  Which is still not
healed.  OK...enough of that. 
 
Just look at all these crafting goodies!  Doyle even got some greenies, which
he loves...and we love because good dog breath is a nice thing. ;)

I'm in love with this retro looking laundry soap can. 
 Fran says it works great, so I'll be checking out the website.  
There was chocolate also, but I couldn't find the container for
the photos...Mr. Retro took it away from me last night, and
dang him, I think he hid it! 
 
Last, but not least...
Fran is not only a fabulous cook (she does a cable cooking show in Boston), she is
a creative and fantastic seamstress.  LOOK at this beautiful pillow she made for me!
& from my favorite things, vintage tablecloths!  She does gorgeous work, doesn't she?
So generous and thoughtful, I was teary eyed.  Thank you so much Fran.

Do yourself a favor & visit Fran.  The latest food post is on homemade pizza.
Warning~don't visit hungry, or you'll be sorry.  All her posts are
beautiful, and make you want to lick the computer screen. Tee hee. 

There is no nicer group than bloggers.  I treasure all my bloggy friends.