I decided if I'm going to show several Christmas tables,
I'd better get moving!
This post is about my "Holy Grail"
of Christmas tablecloths!
I found it many years ago in a Florida thrift store.
The mid-century modern graphics are just wonderful.
Green vintage pitcher, sitting on a sweet vintage hankie.
Fenton ruby petal candle holders,
perfect for Christmas tables, so I find
I use then often this time of year.
Luther Travis was a prolific textile designer from the 1960's until ?
I'm not sure how long he was a fabric designer, but I found an
interesting article from New York Magazine, 3/10/75.
At that time he was a designer for a company named
Bloomcraft. He had become an orchid collector, and in a four year
period acquired 300 orchids. The article stated he added a small
greenhouse to the back of his "village" apartment.
So, he lived in the "village" in NYC with all the artsy folks. Cool!
I love the eccentricity of artists! I'd like to find more information on him if I can.
His signature, shown below, appears on the tablecloths that he designed.
Almost forgot my tablecloth display ladder!
Hope to take tabletop photos of all of them before Christmas!
Thanks for looking! More soon....