Vintage Tablecloths

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

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fun Finds & Friends!

I wanted to share some finds & happy mail from a friend.
 I'm a little wordy today, so hope you will bear with me.

Sweet  Debbie of My Vintage Daydreams blog
surprised me with a happy mail package.

Her package took almost a month to travel from CA to VA!
According to the post office tracking it was "delayed", but that is the end of their
explanation.  A one word explanation is all you get.  The box was smashed in
on one side, so I knew there was trouble, uh huh.  Sweet lamb planter was
broken badly, so I did my best with my hot glue gun. 

Debbie used tons of bubble wrap and put fragile labels on the box.
The post office paid no attention to that.  I think it got run over by a truck!  

Here are the sweet gifts!

Everything else arrived intact, and I think the cart looks pretty
cute here, bruises and all.  :)
  Have you noticed the beautiful tablecloth the goodies are on?
 This is not the first time she has gifted me with vintage tablecloths.
I am saving that tablecloth to feature in a guest post I'm doing in a
couple weeks.  So pretty!

Deb is a special person with a such a generous spirit.  She shares her
love of decorating her home for the holidays on her blog. 
Too sweet to miss, so check it out. 

I found all these tablecloths at the Big Flea Market
Antiques Show, in Fredericksburg, this past week end.
YES, I know that it is a big stack, but tomorrow is my Birthday
and of course we were birthday shopping at the show! :)
 
We try to attend this annual show each year.  It's large, there are
always interesting things to see, and I never come home empty handed. 
I'll be showing these new tablecloths off in future posts. 

Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, Jane his wife.
Are you singing yet?  I loved the Jetsons!  This S & P set has them in the
aerocar.   Just fun & too cute!

Some sweet vintage bunnies for next year's crafting.  Debbie sent me
the aqua hankie, oops...I missed including it in the happy mail photo.
 
Mr. Retro picked up this foot locker. 
  Have no idea what he plans for it, but storage is always good. 
 
Lastly, this gorgeous Hammersley bone china teacup, which
Mr. Retro found for me at the show.  Precious oriental theme design.
I plan to be back with another post later this week...hopefully showing off
a vintage Easter tablescape, and with some details & sign-up for the
spring giveaway I am planning.  So come back!
 
Hope you enjoyed seeing my happy mail and my finds.
Have you brought home any fun finds lately? 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tea Cup Exchange ~ The Enchanting Rose

Last month I participated in a Tea Cup Exchange hosted by
Stephanie of The Enchanting Rose.
I am a fairly new follower of Stephanie's blog, and am very happy
to have found her.  Such a talented and creative woman,
 Her posts are filled with eye candy and uplifting writings. 
Stephanie assigned our partners, send to one person, but receive from another. 
Two new friends! 
 
 I received my package from Kelly of Dreaming of Vintage.
Kelly sent an amazing package, with a gorgeous tea cup.

 
She is such a creative artist.  She made this gorgeous flower
as well as this beautiful card.

 
She packed all this wonderful gifts in a pretty Paris theme storage box.
Opening this package was like Christmas!  Kelly explained that she
really enjoys buying gifts (lots of gifts in this case) for others and
that it makes her happy.  Kelly rocks!  She is sweet and generous,
as well as extremely talented. 

Don't you love the spoon that holds the used tea bag?  The peony bouquet is
joining my Easter display.  Don't miss her little framed birdie creation.  Those
shortbread cookies are long gone, lol.  See that sweet honeypot?
 
I can't thank Kelly enough for her thoughtful generosity.
If this looks familiar to any of you who visit me regularly, yes I did show
photos when I received the package.  I knew the link party would be later, but
I was too excited not to share right away.  Plus, it is all well worth sharing twice!
 
I was assigned to send to Sara of Ensembles of the Past.
This link will take you to her website where you can view
 some of her gowns.  You can also find her on facebook. 
 She is an amazing seamstress of custom-made historical attire. 
I'll share a couple photos of what I sent to Sara since she does not have a blog.




Sara sent me this lovely thank you note & pressed leaf.
I so enjoyed this swap and hope to join Stephanie's next one this fall.
Thanks for taking the time to visit.  I hope you take a minute to visit
my new friends ~ Stephanie, Kelly and Sara, three exceptional women! 



(Pssst:  Next week I'll be posting about my Spring Giveaway.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Swap Happy Mail!

I signed up for Vivian's Easter Swap at Viv's Whimsy.
 Viv is a great hostess and I always love to join in her swaps.
Her Easter swap was no exception.  I was paired with
Sandy at 521 Lake Street.

We were to decorate an Easter basket for our partner,
and send it along with some crafted goodies, supplies,
candy...all the bloggers fav things!
 I was so excited when my package arrived yesterday,
and it was filled with all these treats!

The bow covered box contained all candy. Which made me happy,
but not my hips so much.  :) 
 I just love this sweet chick in the basket that Sandy made for me.
SO sweet! 
 
Sandy packed my basket full of wonderful goodies.  
Lots of crafty items and bling; look at that chick tag & the Easter picks, just the cutest!
 Straws, glitter, washi tape, rick rack, clothes pins, note cards, egg stickers, WHEW.
Sandy spoiled me!  Thanks so much Sandy, so glad that we were paired up!
 
My tracking shows me that Sandy got her package, so I can share the basket
 that I decorated for her, covered with  yoyo flowers & a little fence. 
 
Sandy said she loves Peeps, the only reason I would send them, lol.
I included crafted goodies, and also some things she said she likes.


I've already moved the sweet chick basket she sent me to an Easter display. 


I made a couple of these decorations, but I spy many loved things here from
 past swaps with Linda, Kim & Kelly.  Love my crafty blogger friends! 
 
I'll be mailing these cuties I made out to a few friends soon. 
 
Big thanks to Viv for hosting, and to Sandy for her generous
and thoughtful swap package.  Hope you enjoyed the peek!