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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Vintage Print Tablecloths



I think of these tablecloths as Summer prints, and only use them in the growing season. Spring, summer, and a bit in fall.



I'm sure they were used year round. As clotheslines were as well, of course.




But mine will soon be put away, and I will opt less for a breezy morning at the back fence.




Almost all of my 50's print tablecloths show their steady function in a household. They have stains and wear that clearly demonstrate their daily cheery presence at the center of busy lives. But they still have a few miles to go.




For now they'll get a final airing, and a photograph or two, as one season marches on to another. . . .















































Wishing you a last few sunny wonderful days in August!
May all our storms soon pass.

Ciao! for now!
Jacqueline


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27 comments:

Mel said...

I love vintage table cloths too and your display of them with the ironing board and basket is so cute! I'm a follower of yours and Mel's Designs from the Cabin keeps getting inspired by my bloggin' friends....Mel

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They are such pretty ladies, and as always beautiful photos!

Cher' Shots said...

Oh what a beautiful, fresh entry. I too love vintage fabrics of all types from bedspreads to doilies and everything in between.
'hugs from afar'

Wanda said...

What a beautiful collection. I also only use mine in the summer. They just speak summer to me. Blessings, Wanda

Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful collection! Love, love, the one with blue roses!
Brenda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You and your gorgeous lines. Great pictures.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I meant linens.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

They are beautiful. You have inspired me. I'm going shopping this week for vintage linens.

Deb said...

Gorgeous. They make me think of a summer kitchen in an old farm house.

under spanish moss said...

These remind me of some my grandmother used to have. I wonder where those are now? Going to try and find them.
Angela

rosarod said...

Hello Jacqueline, often in silence enjoy your beautiful treasures that are a reflection of your life. Today, these cloths have taken me an expression of amazement, for I bring back memories of my youth, are so varied, you have a nice collection of these. I miss those times when dried outdoors, everything is so different today! My grandmother washed her bedding was always white and tended outdoor see only rows of clothes on Sunday in the courtyard. Remembering is live! Thanks for sharing your treasures, "Greetings from the Caribbean, Rose Marie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love tablecloths, new, heirlooms and vintage, like yours...they're all gorgeous, wish I had them all, a lovely collection! Brings memmories of my mother in the 50's and the linens and beddings in the line, now I don't think anyone does that in the US, here in Ecuador people still do that in they're back yards and I love to see it from our 14th. floor pant house. Hope you have time, I just posted a tablescape with a vintage tablecloth. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Bella said...

Hi J,
Beautiful and bountiful collection, it's nice to see them all together, a garden of their own:-) I like the seasonal things, they are always a joy to bring out and feel new again each time:-)
Hugs,
Bella

sissie said...

Hi Jacqueline!
There is just something, unspeakably wonderful about the look and the feel of vintage tablecloths. The fabric has a certain patina and look that just cannot be duplicated.

Your collection and display on the clothes line looks lovely.

hugs
Sissie

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You have some lovelies. I use many a thing stained from use as I would have to get rid of my whole house if I tossed all the things we get messy.

Lavender Cottage said...

How I wish for a clothesline like yours to dry my linens. Beautiful collection of tablecloths and I agree, my light coloured summery ones will soon be packed away and the darker colours will come out once again.
Judith

Kathy Martin said...

Those vintage tableclothes are so beautiful! Great photos! :)

Bloggymom said...

Beautiful tablecloths!!

RobinfromCA said...

Love, love, love vintage tablecloths and you have some real beauties! I have a couple that last into fall and a couple of wonderful Christmas ones as well. They're too fun!

About Vintage French Hen said...

You are displaying my biggest weakness! I just love me some vintage linens, and yours are gorgeous! Marcia

once in a blue moon said...

wonderful shots!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, what beautiful table clothes. I love the vintage ones, they bring back such memories. And I love the stains and spots, just shows how loved they were and are. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi J, love seeing you there smiling! These look so lovely just hanging on the line. I think this is a wonderful custom to use a tablecloth, I'm sure a new one was needed every day. Your collection says sweet summer! xoxo D

Shelia said...

These are so sweet and just make me smile! You have some lovely ones.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cottage and Broome said...

You always have the prettiest posts. I love the vintage tablecloths from that era, I use mine as you said mainly in the summer. They just seem to be made for outdoor dining. I miss hanging laundry outside! Thanks for sharing, Laura

Bohemian said...

Love your Collection of one of my favorite Collectibles too, Vintage print Tablecloths from the 20's-50's eras. I adore the graphics and they're so versatile and charming. I have so many that my Friends and Family believe I need Vintage Tablecloth Intervention! *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Eileen said...

Fabulous display Jacqueline. I love vintage tableclothes too. You look like you have a wonderful collection, and your photos are better than reading a magazine!

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