Vintage Tablecloths

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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Begins! PL swap, Vintage Tablecloth & Broken Husband

Fa La La La La......
Time for the Christmas fun to begin!
First I want to share Christmas Pocket Letters.
Deb of Garage Sale Gal graciously hosted a
Christmas theme PL swap.
My partner was Terri of Christmas Tree Lane blog.

Here is the PL I made for Terri.  These are such fun to create. 

Showing the reverse, crafting goodies stashed
in the pockets.  Love the chalkboard tag. 

This is the sweet PL I received from Terri.  I love those little
Merry Christmas tickets, and yum...Chai pumpkin spice tea.

Terri used the front of the pockets to stash some crafting
goodies for me.  Thanks Terri

Time to display a vintage Christmas tablecloth.
This one is so cool, designed by Francis Dearden.

 Sharing a corner close-up showing the signature. 

99 cent Poinsettias at Lowe's, so I decorated a large
wooden bowl with wrapping paper & filled it with the plants. 

A not so happy ending to my post...Look familiar?
If you have ever spent anytime in the ER it does!

Mr. Retro fell from a ladder at work.  He sustained a fractured coccyx,
known as a "broken tailbone", OUCH!  Then he drove himself home. 
Yikes, men!  When he got out of the car, he leaned against the car door 
and passed out.  I mean he just crumpled onto the gravel driveway. 
It scared me silly!

The next day I took him to UrgiCare,  who referred him to the ER for
treatment.  He is very sore, and "sitting" is not a comfortable option.
  Needless to say, he needs to rest as much as possible and all projects have
been put on hold, such as the bedroom rehab.  I'm getting quite used to 
living in chaos, though neither of us like it.  C'est La Vie! 

Well, that is my hubby's sad tail tale.  ;)
Please send him a good thought or a prayer for healing. 
Thanks friends! 

Has Christmas stuff begun at your house? 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderful day filled with
family, friends, fabulous food, and joy.

We have so much to be thankful for.
xo, Pam

Friday, November 20, 2015

Catching Up!

Getting in the Thanksgiving mode here.  I signed up for a
free event at our library ~ making a fall centerpiece.
The library provided all the greens, and we each were given a
small vase with a floral foam block.  We had hemlock pine, juniper,
ivy, holly, nandinia, rosemary and a few other greens.
Here is my work in progress.
We all followed the same general instructions, yet everyone's
centerpiece was different.  It was not only fun, but bringing
this sweet arrangement home was the bonus! 
 Double bonus ~ I can remove the fall flowers and replace them
with Poinsettias for a Christmas theme. 

Enjoying this fall color on the Crepe Myrtle, which is
a gorgeous summer bloomer.
Meet "Boss"!  Our neighbors new horse.  You can see the
pole barn they are building for his winter shelter.  He is
friendly and had just gobbled up a carrot treat from me. 

Mr. Retro has the wood all stacked up for winter. 
We will stay warm & toasty this year!

Well, I've rambled on long enough.  Hope everyone has a great
weekend, and a Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanks for voting in my
ugly tablecloth poll....I think the "ugly" is the winner! 

sharing with:
at The Enchanting Rose