On the Fourth Day of Christmas: a too-new vintage tableclothPosted: December 29, 2014 Filed under: Holidays, Placesettings, Pyrex & Fire-King, This Old Row House | Tags: Fire King jadeite, jadeite, jadite, McKee, vintage tablecloth, vintage tablecloths 1 Comment
Last night I pulled out a new-to-me Christmas tablecloth and draped it across the dining room table.
I’m tempted to use some goofy eBay description like “perfect except for” or “nearly mint”, but it’s neither perfect or mint. The fabric isn’t crisp so it’s been washed at least once in the past, but boy, the gold areas have so much texture they’re almost crunchy.
On the third day of Christmas: more vintage Christmas tableclothsPosted: December 27, 2014 Filed under: Holidays, Placesettings, This Old Row House, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Harmony House Snowflake, Hazel Atlas, vintage tablecloth, vintage tablecloths 1 Comment
This year our house is full of family so we’re splattering vintage tablecloths with gravy, cranberry sauce (and worse) at every meal. Want to see the fabric casualties? Of course you do! First up, a vividly colored tablecloth festooned (no one ever says this word in real life!) with poinsettias and holly garlands:
Tiny nativityPosted: December 26, 2014 Filed under: Holidays | Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, vintage Christmas ornaments Comments Off on Tiny nativity
“Once in royal David’s city stood a lowly cattle shed . . .”
Tiny crèche scenes! I can’t resist them.
This Japanese-made wooden one might not qualify as exactly “tiny”: it’s a whopping 9 inches across.
But it has everything a proper crèche needs.
On the first day of Christmas: Christmas brunch placesettingPosted: December 25, 2014 Filed under: Holidays, Placesettings, This Old Row House, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Christmas, fallani and cohn, federal moonglow, vintage tablecloth 2 Comments
Ho ho! Merry Christmas!
Our house will be full of family this holiday season, so we’ve decided to pull out a different vintage tablecloth every day. Last night I set the table for brunch. Only four of us will be sitting down to French toast and Mimosas:
Who needs coffee when you’ve got this to wake your eyes? Click for more!
You better watch out!Posted: December 24, 2014 Filed under: Holidays | Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, vintage Santa 1 Comment
Gah! Where did December go?!
I had all these fabulous posts of vintage Christmas stuff planned in my head, and then . . . December just happened.
We didn’t even get a tree up till last weekend. The now-empty ornament boxes are still waiting to go back out to the loft so we’re not tripping over them. There are a few more things to wrap. I have a pie to bake. Forget about making cookies, it ain’t happening.
Ready or not, Santa Claus is coming to town.
And boy, is he ever grumpy.