Vintage Tablecloths

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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July is...

Welcome July
Impatients on the patio.

 Crape Myrtle gloriously blooming.
Butterfly bush beginning to bloom.

Wildflowers in the scrub.

Japanese beetles eating a rose bush.
Dang beetles!

Knockout roses still lovely.

Christmas in July!
Display at Yankee Candle Outlet. A fav place to visit.
Doyle catching some shade.
My table. 
How are you celebrating?
Have a fun & safe holiday, whatever your plans.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Finally! Estate Sale Goodness

Finally sharing some Estate Sale goodness!
Along with some crafting & a genuine tablescape.
Just a warning, photo heavy post.
Thank goodness Mr. Retro also loves Estate Sales, because he found the
pretty green depression glass bonbon dish and candlestick holders. 
Bingo, now a part of my collection. 

Set of Pyrex bowls.  These are the clear glass inside, with color fused on the
outside.  I've never had these, so couldn't resist the bargain set.  I'm not
sure if they are 70's or 80's era, but hope someone can let me know.

At last....some true vintage Christmas.  I see it advertised at these sales
often, but they are usually talking 90's.  I was thrilled to find the truly
vintage flocked pieces.  Love the little 60's angel also.
Sweet vintage stocking
Some assorted fun goodies.  The game chips came in the tin can from
Germany.  Some birdies for crafting, and another cigar box, which I
 can't seem to resist.  The cigar that breathes....interesting. :)
 Some costume jewelry, also something I can't resist.  Pretty rhinestone clip,
Sarah Conventry gold & pearl brooch, and unmarked sweet pin.
There wasn't much in the way of linens, but I managed to find two aprons, a
runner, and the piece de resistance....a tea towel signed Peg Thomas,
AKA Tammis Keefe.  Score on that! 

& last but not least, Mr. Retro's find.  A good sized piece of brain coral.
I am so glad to be feeling well again.  I spent the entire day Friday
in my craft space.  You know how you buy those radically marked down
supplies at the craft stores just because they are so cheap, but then you
just stick them with your stash and never use them.
How is that a bargain? 
So I dug out these wooden birdhouses and got creative.
I decorated one of them for my Independence Day display.

As we were sitting down to dinner (zucchini parmesan casserole) hubby suggested
I take a photo to show we do actually use my tablecloths.  Great idea! 
This one has a few small repairs, but none the less beautiful on the table. 

Thanks for sticking with this long post, but I can't close without giving a nod to
Don Featherstone, who died this week.  He was the creator of those kitschy
pink lawn flamingos in 1957.  A big thanks to him for all the fun & smiles
these have given us!
Love when you visit!  What fun did you have this weekend?
Enjoy a great week!

Sharing with:
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday Thrift Finds & Vintage Tablecloth!

I was truly beginning to feel like an agoraphobic.  I hadn't been out
or driven in so long, and I am still not over this virus!

That said, I am better than I was, so Mr. Retro opted to drive me
to an estate sale on Saturday and a few thrifts in the same area. 
As happens, the estate sale was a bust.  Super expensive prices on everything,
but with no information provided on the items.   Maybe I'd like to know
 why that piece of art is $800, and have a little info on the artist?
Also, there were no second day sale prices.  What???

FYI, I saw everyone leaving without purchasing anything.  Hope the
 antique business running the sale learned a lesson.  I loved seeing the old
mansion style home on the water, so it was worth the trip.

Since we were about 45 minutes from home, we got to visit some thrifts
we usually don't get to.  Mr. Retro found me these cute rooster plates
  and mugs for a tablescape.

I found this neat old tin made by the Atlantic Can Co., Delawanna, NJ

Some great old spools with some needle holders, which I have
never used before.  Have you?  Supposed to keep thread from tangling.

Cuban cigar box for a craft redo, two English tea cups, and fab bread
plates by Eva Zeisel, in the Hall - Fantasy pattern. 

A couple cute handmade jewelry pins too. 

Love this sweet cup and saucer. 

Red Rose Tea
Cup of Fortune
English Bone China by Taylor & Kent

Looks like a fortune telling cup.  The above is the bottom marking.
Can't help wondering if it was a premium.  If anyone knows,
please fill me in.  So pretty and different!

Lastly, my latest vintage tablecloth purchase.
 An Etsy find!

This one sure is a beauty.  Looks like everyone is helping with
the gardening!  Thanks to my friend Holly, from
The Pink Rose Cottage
I know this fabulous tablecloth is made by Woodstock, as she has
one for sale in a gorgeous green colorway in her store.   Thanks Holly!

Well, that's about it for now.  I needed a two hour nap after yesterday's
outing, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever feel like my old self again.

Have a great week my friends. My blog visiting has been sub-par, but
hope to join in more this week.