Vintage Tablecloths

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Vintage Linens, Thrifty finds, Anniversary & a GIVEAWAY!

Mr. Retro and I celebrated an Anniversary this week-end.
He came home with this beautiful bouquet of flowers and we exchanged cards.
Yup, we bought each other the same card ~ too funny!

Sharing some finds from the last couple weeks...
Love vintage aprons almost as well as tablecloths.

Look how sweet this embroidered one is?
So small, possibly for a child.

Found come cute Kordite vintage clothespins to go with them,
from the 1940's-50's, $3.

Couldn't leave this vintage picnic basket that had melted masking tape
stuck to it, for a long while I think.  A treasure in disguise for $2.

I think a quick clean up & painting will fix it right up.

Found this 1940's  plastic or celluloid Pall Mall cigarette box....

surprisingly full of vintage hankies!

You know this had to come home with me. 

While I wasn't looking, my followers grew to 250!  I told Mr. Retro
this was something to celebrate, so I'm having a small giveaway!
I think this vintage tablecloth and apron duo fits the bill.

Funny homemade "I rule the rooster" bib apron, and

vintage Wilendur tablecloth in the Royal Rose pattern.

I found a small wear spot while ironing, but the tablecloth is gorgeous & vibrant with lots
 of life left.  If you are interested in a chance in winning a couple imperfect vintage linens,
 just be a follower & leave a comment on this post.  I may even throw something else in! 

Hope you are finally enjoying spring weather!
Had to share this photo I took Easter Sunday while visiting Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
Wish this lovely tulip garden was mine!

Wishing you a great "post-Easter" week! (& don't forget to leave a comment.)
I'll have Doyle pick the winner on Friday, Apr. 25th!
He's quite happy about it!
Partying with:
Lots of good thriftiness here!
Vintage Thingie Thursday is always great fun!
Check out Rednesday for some great "REDS"!


  1. I am a follower of your blog. I would love to have a chance to win the vintage linens. The tulips are lovely. In my part of the country just the snowdrops are blooming so far.

  2. What an awesome giveaway! I love finding vintage hankies!

  3. I love vintage hankies and you found some pretty awesome one's. The little apron is adorable! Love the giveaway and that tablecloth is gorgeous. Rose is my birth month flower :) I'm a follower and love you and your blog! Oh and Happy Anniversary (love that you both bought the same card)
    hugs, Linda

  4. So funny about the anniversary cards!! Great finds!! Gorgeous aprons and hankies!! Have a great day!

  5. That tablecloth is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to you two!


  6. Wow Pam!! Such a load of treasures for sure!! LOVE all those pretty hankies and aprons!! You really scored, such a sweet giveaway love those gorgeous roses!! :) Too cute that you got the same card for each other!! Happy Anniversary!! Happy new week!! xo Holly

  7. Hankies, and aprons, and tablecloths. Oh my! Please include me in your drawing for pre-loved vintage linens. Happy Anniversary to you an Mr. Retro!

  8. Love the picture of Doyle and the fact you bought each other the same card! And did you find some wonderful treasures. Happy Anniversary!

  9. Oh sweet Doyle, what a goof! That cigarette box is a super cool find. Love that green! And the cute! Happy Anniversary!

  10. Sure I would love to win. Happy anniversary.. beAutiful Williamsburg picture.

  11. Those clothespins are so sweet. I found a bag of them a while back and have worked them into my laundry room remodel.

    I am running low on tablecloths so I need to win this giveaway. HA!!


  12. All the linens are gorgeous!

  13. Happy Anniversary! We haven't ever bought each other the same card but my sister and I actually did buy our father the same birthday card once. Tulips! Oh my, we still had snow on the ground in Minneapolis last week!

  14. Congratulations on your follower milestone! I LOVE that rose tablecloth -- what a generous gift for one of your lucky followers! (I like the chicken too but that TABLEcloth!!!)

  15. Happy Anniversary buying the same card how more can you be in sync.
    I like vintage aprons to you have some lovely finds.
    Have a great week.

  16. Thank you for the chance at your lovely give-away! Didn't you find all sorts of amazing treasures!! Those vintage clothes pins and child sized apron are just precious. How sweet that you both picked the same anniversary card.

  17. Happy Anniversary and many more! Wow you found some great things! Those aprons are so cute!



  18. I am a GFC follower and would love to be entered to win vintage goodies! That would make me feel good and special. Thanks

  19. OH......,
    So Excited about your "GiveAwaY!"
    Thanks for the chance to win these LoVeLy items!!!!! ;)
    Excited follower

  20. Happy anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful day:) Such lovely finds that tableclothe and those hankies are so pretty....Also those clothespins are so bright and cheery! I haven't went thrifting is so long.

  21. Happy Anniversary! I love that you bought each other the same card!

  22. I enjoy reading your blog and would love to be entered to win some lovely vintage goodies! And how cute you both bought SAME card!

  23. Happy Anniversary!! What sweet finds! I love that embroidered apron! So cute! And, all those hankies and picnic basket! Thanks for a chance to win your beautiful giveaway! Wishing you a lovely week! xo Heather

  24. Happy Anniversary!! That is so amazing that you bought each other the same card--crazy. I love all your finds; I'm partial to the picnic basket--love the red stripe running through it. The tulips are stunning. Thanks for visiting me today :) Blessings, Diana
    Adirondack Girl @ Heart

  25. First of all, Happy Anniversary! How fun that you both picked the same card! I would love to win your giveaway! Oh, you found the most wonderful treasures! All those hankies! Oh my!

  26. Thanks for letting us enjoy the beauty and your vintage goodies.

  27. Hi Pam..I just found your blog and I am so happy..I absolutely love vintage tablecloths and vintage linens in general..I would love to win!!! Is there a way to receive your posts through the email??

  28. Happy anniversary! You found some wonderful treasures. Love the pretty hankies and aprons. Such a pretty tablecloth and cute chicken apron. Thanks so much for a chance to win. I follow you.


  29. The tulip yard is dreamy! Love the textiles, too.

  30. Hello, Just seeing your tulips made me happy! And your tablecloth brought tears to my eyes. My Mother had the very same one! Also your header and background is just perfect!
    I love hankies as they remind me of how all the ladies carried them in their purses.
    Memory lane here for me today Thanks!
    Blessings, Roxy

  31. I know I'm too late to enter the giveaway, but I felt the need to leave comment. Oh, happy Doyle! He makes me smile. And I love the you and Mr. Retro bought each other the same card. Happy Anniversary! :) --Fran

  32. Happy blogoversary Pam! You really have the gift for finding vintage linens! So much gorgeousness here today! I am totally envious of all your beautiful finds! I featured this post on TTG FB page today.
    Thank you for sharing at TTF last week!


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