Vintage Tablecloths

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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hommage to Cinco de Mayo!

As a vintage tablecloth collector,
I have always loved the Mexican or Southwest
themed tablecloths.  The graphics are fantastic!
I was getting ready to do a Cinco de Mayo tablescape,
so gathered my linens to choose a tablecloth and towels.  
Get ready for a lot of photos!

Easier said than done!

Obviously, they are all great.

Which old friends do I choose.

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe...

catch a tablecloth by the toe!

Here's a few full views.

I've had this one the longest, it has a few stains
since it's graced many mexican food meals...

This one features sweet children dancing & cherries...

Wonderful colors and desert scenes...

A huge block style with Southwest items...

Red and blue lovely dancing women...

Tough choice, but I'll be working on and showing
my Cinco de Mayo tablescape soon!

Hope you'll be back to  visit & see.

This week I'm joining:


  1. Love the one towards the middle with the steer and donkey! Great colors-have fun:@)

  2. Oh my you do have a lovely collection of vintage tablescloths! These Mexican or Southwest themed one's are amazing. I love the blue and red one....well OK I love them all! Hugs, Linda

  3. I so enjoy seeing these tablecloths. Yours are so fun! I'd love to have one of the Florida versions, but they are hard to come by at a decent price. Thanks for sharing your adorable collection.

    1. I forgot to say I found you at The Tablescaper. Hope you'll stop by and see my blog sometime too.

  4. Wow, that is quite a collection! I have the block-style one myself, but your collection inspires me to add a few more. Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)

  5. Wow! Lots of beauties. How do you store your tablecloths? Thanks so much for stopping by Take Six.

  6. Hi! I like them all. Hopefully I'll catch your tablescape next time.

  7. Oh my, you're so lucky to have all those wonderful vintage tablecloths! I'm going to be on the look-out for some.

  8. I wish I had the problem you have in choosing a cloth. I never find anything like this and I live in the Southwest. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.

  9. How could you ever choose one for your Cinco de Mayo table?? They all have such cute personalities! I cannot wait to see which one wins!

  10. Oh wow, what a lovely collection! I never see any of these when I'm thrifting, I'll have to check out ebay!!
    Thanks, Dorothy~~

  11. How can you choose? I am just giddy over here. I would be draping them all over, haha! I can't wait to see what kind of dishes you will be using for your table scape! I love Mexican food, it is a staple at my house. Now I need to find a table cloth to match!

  12. such wonderful cloths. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. What a wonderful collection. I collect tableclothes but for some reason always get florals..yours are wonderful. I think I will keep my eyes open for these. So far I have never found any so pretty..or any at all.
    Love them!

  14. You know, in all of my collection, I don't think I have any Mexican tablecloths....that's because you HAVE THEM ALL! LOL! That's some collection you have there Mrs. Retro!

  15. I love your brightly colored tablecloths. However, Cinco de Mayo is rather a bittersweet occasion for me, because on that day nine years ago my mother died suddenly and unexpectedly.

    Navajo Doll

  16. Wow Pam, I have never seen anything like these. Very colorful and so fun for Cinco de Mayo. Can't wait to see the tablescape!

  17. What great vintage tablecloths! I have a few but nothing like your collection. How great that you actually use them.

  18. Oh No!! I have just found you I can tell I'm already in trouble!!! LOL!! I love the way you set your tables. I just bout me some pink depression glass on ebay.. so I can do the same with my tablecloths. I don't have a blog but if I can figure out how to send you a picture I'd love to. Thank you for all the creative ideas.. My hubby won't like you very much but oh well!!! LOL!!


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