Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vintage Tableclothes

Today I wanted to share with you some vintage tableclothes I have purchased recently.  I love vintage tableclothes, and although these are old, look at how vibrant the colors still are.  When I find these at the flea markets and yard sales, sometimes they are in unimagineable condition.  After soaking them in Biz, sometimes for a solid week, the grunge magically washes away and they are restored to their original beauty.  To see how I restore vintage textiles, click here.

This first cloth has the biggest cabbage roses I have found on one of these tableclothes.  This one had two tiny small holes, but other than that it is in amazing condition.  Once cleaned and ironed these cloths beautify any summer table.
 I used the next tablecloth in a patriotic tablescape I did a few weeks ago.  There were a couple stains that did not lift such as the one in the top middle.  It's still as pretty as ever.
 This next cloth is a sweet little table topper.  It's in perfect condition.
This one that follows is staying with me.  I love the pink and whites.  Isn't this one exceptionally pretty?
 I think I'll use this next one for the 4th of July and pair it with some red and white ticking.  I don't think this one is more than 10 years old, but it's a sweetheart.  If you love blue and white, this coloration is for you.

Is anyone else having trouble with their spell check?  I'm sure Biz isn't in the dictionary and it's not coming out as a mispelling.  I had the same problem yesterday as well.  I don't think it's working right now.  If you are having problems, please let me know.

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Unknown said...

Hi Maggie,

I have one of those small rose tableclothes and it is one of my most favorites too.

Kindredly, Lynnie

Anne said...

You have a lovely collection of table cloths.I have some of those tucked away.I need to bring those out more!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Maggie! I love the first one and the second to last with the roses on it. Yes, that last one {blue and white check} would probably make for a beautiful 4th of July table.

Donna said...

What a beautiful collection! I especially love the first one:) I love vintage table cloths too, and have several. I'll have to check out your post about how you remove those old stains!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Love them- What great finds. That last one is PERFECT for the 4th of July! Blessings- xo Diana

Pat C. said...

Oh, I love vintage tablecloths... what fabulous finds! The red, blue, and yellow floral one is my favorite.:) I had heard of using Biz to clean vintage linens, but I didn't know that they could be soaked for so long--great info; thanks for sharing! xoxo

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Hello Maggie! I found you while searching for vintage tablecloths! You have a lovely collection. You should visit The Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club sometime!

Your second cloth is a Wilendur. The pattern name is Rosemead. You can probably get the rest of those stains out by laying it out (wet) in the sun on the grass for the afternoon.

You also have another Wilendur there too. The every popular Princess Rose. It's one of my very favorites!!

I know those too off the top of my head because I'm a huge Wilendur fan! But the club has a database where you may be able to identify the other as well.

Hope you and your friends take a look and join us!


The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!