Saturday, July 31, 2010

Paradise Found


We've all heard "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues."
Well "It ain't necessarily so." It just depends on the song!



Sing a different tune and find your paradise.



I found mine in this blue rose fifties print tablecloth!




I don't know what I was thinking when I failed to get the BEFORE picture. It would have been fabulous!



Take my word for it, the stains were the worst I've seen. I did long soaks with my usual treatments and they didn't work. So out came the big guns!



Chlorine bleach! Everything you read will tell you not to do this. But if there's no other way . . .




I've done the no other way a few times and often been happy with the result. It's probably one of life's lessons now that I think about it.




So when you're done with your no other way things today, I hope you get a chance to cozy up with something cheery and fun!










Here's to finding your paradise!
Ciao! for now!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!

Jacqueline


I'm joining Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
The Tablescaper for Summer Sundays

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

27 comments:

nannykim said...

So pretty; I love it. Sometimes I have resorted to this too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That tablecloth is gorgeous. I love those big blue flowers. Surprised the bleach didn't fade the flowers. My camera quit working and am curious what kind do you have for your great pics.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It sure came out perfect! Guests must just be delighted to visit you. You have such a gorgeous home and exquisite taste.
Brenda

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline... Lovely lovely lovely!! I have no blues because I see no blues as pretty as that! I am scared of the bleach :-) I know now to be braver in the future! Your embroidered towel is a fabulous match for those pretty pink Gerber Daisies!
Bella

KATHY said...

your tablecloth is beautiful! I use bleach on mine too.I'll do anything to save a beautiful tablecloth...Kathy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your tablecloth is beautiful! My G-Mom-B always used bleach, although I'm sure sparingly...

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I am a blue person, so that tablecloth just makes me swoon. We do what ever it takes to bring new life into items we find and love. Enjoy your treasure.

Donna said...

Hi Jaqueline,
I adore your tablecloth! Blue and white is my favorite color combination. And the napkins and china are lovely, too!

Carolyn said...

The tablecloth is so pretty.I love the china too.

Carolyn

Jacqueline said...

Jacqueline, I am so glad that the bleach worked. It is always scary, but what a wonderful product. I have resorted to it many times. I love your linens. The embroidered one makes me wonder what happened to my Aunt's which she spent years on, then never used because it was too precious and she didn't want it stained.

Kay said...

Jacqueline, first, thanks for the sweet words in your pink post! Made tears come to my eyes! I love this blue rose tablecloth. I have used bleach once---with a little bleach pen. I was so afraid to get it on any other part of the cloth, so I hung it outside and carefully dabbed the bleach on the spot and then carefully rinsed that area. That worked. I wouldn't have thought of just bleaching the whole thing----ya' gotta do what ya' gotta do sometimes though. I have two cloths in the washer now---if those stains don't come out, here come the big guns!(Sometimes I wonder how in the world someone got their cloth sooo stained!)
Thanks for the tip. I'm always learning something from you.
Love,
Kay

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful tablecloth. I do understand when you get to the point that you're not going to use it with the stains so you just give it that last ditch effort. Thanks so much for being a part of "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper

Vivian said...

Really love the tablecloth. I have grown to love vintage linens.

Chic Creations said...

So very pretty. I love the beauty of vintage linens. And blue is my favorite color. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

So pretty -- but you know I LOVE blue and white (and I have the same dishes -- love the Asiatic Pheasant pattern) -- and the blue tablecloth - very very pretty!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

So Jacquline, Did you soak the whole cloth or just treat the spots? How much bleach did you use to water? I'm curious because I have a piece that I just cannot get clean. Bleach scares me.
You cloth is stunning. I love the soft colors.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

CIELO said...

Love love your tablecloth.... please do tell your "secret" to remove stains... ;) What a lovely summer setting! Awesome job! Thanks for participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your lovely home...

cielo

SmilingSally said...

There IS another way. Please see Suzanne's COLORADO LADY blog for this Blue Monday.

Happy Blue Monday, Jacqueline.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Your tablecloth is beautiful I have used bleach too, sometimes with not such great results, but if there are bad stains, there is not much else you can do...following you now too!

Manang Kim said...

My heart flip flop when I see your table cloth I so love it!! My gush I am going to dream with that one tonight hehe. Happy Monday!

Blueberry Lane

Marie said...

Lovely tablecloth and happy to hear that you were able to get rid of those pesky stains. Your blue teacup collection is lovely as well. Stopping by from Blue Monday and SOYCM.
-marie

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful china and cloth, and I'm so glad the stains are gone. A little bleach does a lot of good.

The Paint Splash said...

I'm glad you were brave enough to try the bleach. Beautiful table setting. Debbie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Jacqueline! Happy Met Monday! Oh my gosh....what a beautiful tablecloth. Love the big blue blowsy flowers on it. So so pretty!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Kathy said...

goodmorning! I have some catching up to do! I agree - sometimes there's nothing that works better than bleach! The fabric came out beautifully! I love how you've set the table with the vintage blue and white!
You do know how to arrange a vignette! Always love stopping by!
God Bless,
Kathy

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Lovely. Everything, but especially the blue and white tea cups.

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

I just found you blog; it's beautiful!

Sue

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