Cloth Collections

In my last post, the photo of the tulip arrangement is placed on a vintage tablecloth. So pretty- both the flowers and the cloth. I have many- both the flowers and the cloth. 


I collect many things- vintage jadeite kitchenware, small boxes, art, shoes, Halloween items, Xmas decorations, silver, china, shoes, Amish quilts, mixing bowls, tablecloths, books, linens, shoes.  I’ve even been known to collect a bit of real estate (but that’s another story). 


I thought I’d share a photo of some of my favorite vintage 1940’s-1960’s heavy cotton tablecloths. When I started buying them, they were cheap- maybe $10- $12 a piece. They were plentiful. They were colorful and they looked ‘loved’. My mother would call it ‘used’, but I adored them anyways- stains and all. 


I’ve had many a grown-up luncheon with these lovelies under the finger sandwiches. My daughter used to have a Valentines Day party for her little friends (in the cold and cloudy February weather of Northeast Ohio) with a happy pink and white print set with my grandmother’s white and lilac china. Everyone felt better. The new stains were an added bonus.  

Pretties on Parade





  • rosie k - OK…now I know we need to open a small retro/collectibles/vintage treasures shop…
    just my style! Love searching for vintage items for the memories alone!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - We always did have a lot in common.ReplyCancel

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