Vintage Tablecloths

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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Vintage Fall Tablescape & Giveaway Winner!

We finally have some cooler weather, I can almost see fall.
Time for my first fall tablescape!
I'm sure I probably showed this tablecloth before, so 60's modish, and
perfect fall colors.  BUT, I didn't have the dishes until this summer.
 Very cool vintage dishes ~
Vernon Ware California Heritage
Vernon Ware, you had me at the Salt & Pepper shakers! ;)
 I happened upon this set for $10 at the flea market, and they
begged to come home with me.  I really needed wanted a set of
fall colored dishes.  I love the color and the dripping glaze pattern.

 But I'll confess to almost hyperventilating when I saw the matching
ceramic glasses.  I had never seen ceramic glasses to match dishes before.
Would love to know if any of you have anything similar. 
Some Vera napkins paired nicely with the colorful tablecloth.
Fabulous shaped S & P shakers & Sugar bowl
 Now on to the Giveaway results
I did put a Halloween packet together to add to the
other goodies.  How could I not?  May I have a drum roll?
 There were 17 folks who left a comment for a chance to win.
The winner chosen on Random.Org is:

 Comment #3,
which belongs to Dawn (gadawn57) 
CONGRATS Dawn!   Dawn is a crafter who crafts in several different
medias, and she also does embroidery.  Hooray!
THANKS to everyone who commented for a chance to win. 
It makes me very happy that you read my little blog...I really do appreciate it. 
 I love doing giveaways, and certainly will be having more.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Craft Supply GIVEAWAY!

Amazingly I almost forgot that I have been blogging for
three years as of this month!  That means another GIVEAWAY!
I have been spending time organizing my craft space lately....
which gave me the idea...
Why not have a craft supply giveaway?
I have more than enough stuff to share, and most of you  love crafting. 
So here goes!
Rick rack and all sorts of trims, yo-yos made and rounds to make more,
and spools wrapped with lace.

 Mary Engelbreit  " a little bird told me" transfer and
"Everyone needs their own spot" photo bookmark.

A little something for the embroiderers.

Lots of cards for paper crafting.  
A little wooden birdhouse and some other items
to stimulate the craft gene.  ;)

& of course, buttons....I'm a button fanatic, how about you?
Let's keep this short, sweet & easy.  Just leave a comment and you are in! 
 If you are not a follower, make sure I have an email address to contact you.
I will take advantage of to choose the winning number
this time.  Doyle is too distracted by fall fun. 
Sign up before midnight Friday, September 26th.
Winner will be chosen Saturday the 27th.
Plan to mail out package on Monday the 29th.
There might even be some goodies for Halloween added.
Watcha' waiting for???  Just leave a comment for a chance. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Been MIA! Vintage Aprons & Train Case

I have been missing in action here in blogland,
partly due to my internet plan, partly due to life being a little
crazy right now, and okay...fessing up, partly from blog laziness. 
I think next month I'll be taking a little blog break, but not today. 
Today I'm sharing a couple cute vintage finds. 
I found this vintage leather train case at an estate sale about a month ago.
It was hidden on a shelf in their garage; filthy dirty and greasy, but it cleaned up nicely.

It is a little imperfect, showing some age bruises, but that surely is
what I love about it.

Next, I found these vintage inspired travel stickers for sale at the antique
shop where I consign.  A little karma was working there. 

I'm loving the finished about you?
Now the fun of deciding what to use it for, or maybe even
take it on a train trip!  Oh, and I paid the lowly sum of $1.00 for it.
Super find! 
No tablecloths today, but a few vintage apron finds.
This sweetie is an Alaskan souvenir apron.  Gotta love the graphics.

A colorful Mexican-Southwest theme here. 

& these two are just so vintage cute!  Do you like vintage aprons?
Ever use them?  I have a few imperfect aprons in my kitchen which
I do grab for cooking because I am a messy one.  It makes me feel like that 1950's
TV housewife, even without the accompanying dress and heels.  ;) 

I love this book!  Are you familiar with it?
The Apron Book by EllynAnne Geisel. 
She is a vintage linen collector and aprons are her specialty. 

The book is filled with sweet apron stories and photos. 

 and even patterns for making new retro aprons.  I don't sew, but love to get lost in this book.
Could you resist that look? Doyle has claimed his position at the
back door so it's time for us to go out and get our exercise. 
Really.....could you resist that glare stare?  I sure can't!
Thanks for reading bloggy friends.  XXX OOO
Joining In:
THRIFTASAURUS @ Sir Thrift A Lot blog
Vintage Bliss Tuesday @Women In Real Life ~ a new linky party