Vintage Tablecloths

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mish Mash~Swap, Dogs, Finds, you know!

Not only was this much snow unusual for us
(we got more than this, it wasn't finished yet)
but it lasted nearly a week.  That part was a surprise.  Burr. 

Dogs love it. Mine anyway, and his neighbor pal. 
I get tired just watching them.

I received my extraordinary package from Kelly @ Dreaming of Vintage.
I am nothing but truthful when I say opening her package was just like
Christmas morning! 
The teacup swap was hosted by Stephanie @ The Enchanting Rose.
Stephanie will be doing a link post in a few weeks so we can all share our
swap goodies together, but I need to give you a preview of this generous
box of goodness! 
 Isn't the teacup gorgeous? 
 Kelly is an wonderful artist.  She made me this very special
card and gorgeous flower.  Sigh....just amazing!

All the swap gifts were packaged in this pretty Paris theme
storage box, which I also love.  Organic tea, flowers, tea towel,
honey pot, spoon teabag holder, shortbread & sweet little frame. 
Kelly is a special person, who spoiled me rotten!  Better hop on over to her
blog and see her beautiful creations.  Don't forget to visit
Stephanie also, another gifted artist and blogger.  
Here I'm just sharing a mish mash of things. 
I don't think I showed you this Jere style mid-century metalware wall art.
Who found it, Mr. Retro of course!  It was damaged with bent spokes
and much rust.  He straightened out the metal as best he could and gave it
a new coat of paint.  Here it is on our enclosed porch wall.  Cool!
  I was cleaning out the pantry this morning and found a full box of Bisquick
 with the use by date of March 2015.  This month, dang it!  I hate when that happens.
I stopped everything and made biscuits.  Really, who can concentrate on
just one thing in the winter. :0 They ended up a little flat but taste great. 
 Yum, chicken, salad, broccoli and biscuits for dinner.
Lastly, I've been doing some Easter crafting.  Mr. Bunny was packed
 to travel, so I sent him on his way to a blogging friend. 
What are you doing this winter week?  If you're still here,
thanks for sticking with me through this rambling post. 
Linking with:The Enchanting Rose

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Finds, Tea Cup Swap & Stuff

I have a mix of things for today's post; finds, swap & crafting.
It is almost March 1st, my date to put out the St. Patrick's d├ęcor.
I just finished altering this little doll into an Irish girl spoolie.
Like how she turned out, and I will have my vignette soon.

 I joined Stephanie's tea cup exchange (link on sidebar) for the first time.
I'm used to joining crafting swaps, so this was different, and I
really enjoyed it.  I'm waiting on my package, but just found
out my recipient has received hers.  She doesn't have a blog
so I'll show you what I sent her.

We were a include a handmade card and a couple things
besides the tea cup.  I sent to Sara, who you can find on facebook
at Ensembles of the Past, or at her website, Ensembles of the Past

Sara is a seamstress with her specialty being historical gowns. 
I'm in awe of her talent!  I included a couple doilies, a vintage hankie in her
favorite burgundy color, and lastly some vintage lace and buttons,
 in the hopes  she could use them in her beautiful creations. 
I fell in love with this vintage tea cup by Haviland Limoges.
 So dainty & beautiful.  Don't you agree? 
Now I'll show you my mostly lackluster finds of the last couple weeks.
They can't always be fantastic finds, right?

I'll start with the best, in my opinion.  This gorgeous vintage
Vera tablecloth.  It is cotton, rather than the more usual Vera designs
done in linen fabric.  Such a lovely pattern with beautiful blues. 
I also found this cute sewing box and sweet suitcase, both of which I can't
seem to be able to resist, but at $3.50 for both, who has to? :)
I also found this modish 60's looking glass serving dish for a dollar.
& finally, this beautiful and glitzy vintage bird Christmas ornament,
marked "JAPAN" on the underside. 
This cold and snowy winter has certainly fed my crafting gene,
I've made all these Easter cards already. 

I thought this stuff was going away, but we're expecting another
major snowstorm tonight.  Doyle says, bring it on! 
What have you been up to?  Enjoy the rest of your week! 

Joining withSYC @ Have a daily cup of Mrs. Olson.

Friday, February 20, 2015


There are so many of us sharing in this winter misery. 
The temperature inside our house is 57*.  The furnace is running
and the wood stove stoked, but single digit temperatures outside and
the howling wind are winning.

*Edit:  turns out my furnace wasn't heating and had to be reset.
Heavenly heat again!

I've been sorting photos on my computer this morning.
I find myself WANTING all of

The gorgeous Crepe Myrtle blooming in the front yard.

A camping trip to one of our Virginia State Parks.
(Of course I bring a tablecloth!)

You can live anywhere in Virginia....and you are never more than an
hours drive from a State Park. 
I want to be back in this chair enjoying Holiday Lake State Park.

I want to be picking spicy steamed crabs on the porch,
washing them down with a cold Landshark.

I want to be picking these out of our garden. 

I want to hang some of these beauties in the sun to whiten.

Finally, I want to enjoy an afternoon nap with the warm spring sun
 shining through the bedroom window. 
(Doyle always has good ideas.)

But seeing as Mother Nature doesn't give a hoot
about what I want...I will try to make the best of this. 
Stay warm & toasty as you can my friends!