Vintage Tablecloths

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Springmaid Tablescape

Showcasing the Springmaid "Spring Maid" 



According to P. Glasell, Collectors' Guide to Vintage Tablecloths,
this rare tablecloth was given to Springmaid employees as a Christmas present
by Elliott Springs, Springmaid President circa 1937-1941.




I was fortunate enough to just happen upon it. 


 



I've displayed my new thrift store purchase,  Russel Wright, Casual China
pattern by Iroquois - blue dinner plates from the 1950's.

Vintage Noritake dessert style plates - which are
Birthday thrift finds!  Posted about them in my
Birthday Blues post.




I almost always use a centerpiece bowl, but how could
I cover up this sweet little Spring Maid?




Love the bright colors used in this tablecloth!




Fire King Delphite blue dish - with vintage hankie,
 church bazaar find.




Small vintage napkins in the wine glasses.
Glass candlesticks and small S & P set belonged to my Mom.


Wonderful vintage Krenit (enamel on steel) bowl -
$3 at a yard sale, amazing!


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25 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Pam! I didn't know you had the coveted Spring Maid!! What a score! She's still on my wish list.

    I love how you pulled out the blue of the maid's skirts with your blue dishes. Nice eye!

    ~Holly

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  2. It's all so bright and cheerful! Invite me to your party, will you? :)


    Tiny Red Leaves

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  3. Great tablecloth.. it's so fun to see the older patterns and you certainly got a great find. Love your pretty dishes. they show off the tablecloth to perfection.. have a blessed week and weekend, xo marlis

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  4. You're so right about not covering up that pretty spring maid in the center! What wonderful colors in the cloth. I always love to see your pretty vintage inspirations.

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  5. Hello!
    First of all I must say that my package arrived Monday and I am just thrilled to have won! That tablecloth and napkin set is so pretty and I can't wait to form a tablescape around it. I hope I will be able to do it justice. As soon as I have everything and get it done I will post it and be sure to give a link back to your lovely blog! I'm excited about looking through the book for some inspiration as well! THANK YOU again!

    Now--I have to say that I love the tablecloth in your tablescape, the colors are so pretty and I agree to no covering up the pretty little maid. Your dishes are lovely and were a great find!

    I hope you have a very wonderful weekend!!
    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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    1. Aledia, So glad it arrived safely and that you like it! I know your tablescape will be beautiful, as they always are.

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  6. Such color, such vibrancy, how beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  7. Wow! What a fun find with a history! ♥

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  8. What a fun tablecloth -- and it's great to know the history behind it! I think you showed it off beautifully!

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  9. I'm super curious now about what those Fire King Delphite blue dishes were used for "back in the day." I'm going to have to Google that!!! You always have the coolest stuff!!! You must really have a good eye for it, because I wouldn't know vintage from vermicelli!!! :-) I totally agree with you on not using a centerpiece that would have covered up the little Dutch girl!!!

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    1. I think mine is probably a relish dish. You'll get an eye for vintage if it interest you. That's how mine started!

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  10. So pretty, Pam. You have the best vintage tablecloths each week!

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  11. What a beautiful table cloth. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Vintage tablecloths have a whole different feel to them and this one is wonderful. It is the star of the show! You were so right not to cover up with a centerpiece. Great colors and your new plates look just perfect with it. You found some real treasures.

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  13. That is such a pretty tablecloth!

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  14. Wow this is a gorgeous vintage tablecloth. I love the way you pulled the blue out in the dishes.
    Ann

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  15. I have vintage Christmas tablecloths, but nothing like this... just beautiful! Look at those graphics!

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  16. Pam I love that tablecloth...the colors are amazing. Such pretty dishes you used with it. Great finds! Hugs, Linda

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  17. Pam, the colors in this tablecloth are just gorgeous. So fun to learn the history about it. The Spring maid is so cute. Your dishes worked just perfectly. Great job! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  18. We love when you go thrifting Pam! Love the tablecloth and the dishes. Let's Dish! xxoo Debbie

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  19. Wow this one is a real treasure! I love the Spring Maid girl in the center.

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  20. Love your tablecloth, Pam. I saw an iris which is one of my favorite flowers and the girl is so cute. I have a white Fire King dish like your blue one. I've never seen a colored one before. It is a nice blue. Have a great weekend!-------------- Shannon

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  21. That table cloth is gorgeous -- and I love the sweet napkins in the glasses!

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  22. What a great find, Pam! Interesting story! We used to have a Springmaid Wamsutta outlet here, sadly gone. No pretty vintage like yours, but some pretty things!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  23. Everything on your table is absolutely lovely, and I love the tablecloth..What a rare and delightful find.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

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