On the third day of Christmas: more vintage Christmas tablecloths

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:

vintage poinsettia tablecloth detail

The colors are even better in person

Yep, there’s lots more!


On the first day of Christmas: Christmas brunch placesetting

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:

vintage tablecloth christmas brunch setting

At the moment all is calm, all is very bright! I love the twisted candy cane border on the tablecloth.

Who needs coffee when you’ve got this to wake your eyes? Click for more!


Get red wax off a white tablecloth in five simple steps – update!

Last week I found a wonderful candlestick thing that I HAD to use with a vintage Christmas tablecloth. Don’t they look great together? Especially with matching red candles.

tablecloth with red candles

Of course the candles DRIPPED! What was I thinking?!

Fortunately for me, this tablecloth can be rescued. Here’s how to do it:

Click here for the simple solution


It’s beginning to look a lot like . . .

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What a great display! Everything pops against that green door.

Yes, yes, I KNOW it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But at November’s Sage Farm show, there were a few corners that looked a lot like Christmas.

I snapped someΒ photos of Β red & green. Take a look!

What are you waiting for?


Would you believe I found even MORE tiny vintage table toppers?

I never expect to find vintage tablecloths when I’m thrift shopping, but the past few months have been exceptionally surprising. Would you like to see my newest tiny table toppers?

First up, a bright sailcloth piece with Wilendur-style pattern blocks. (It doesn’t have a pink stain. I took a crummy photo. No one will pin it on Pinterest now.)

vintage tablecloth

It’s 30″ long and was cut from yardage 36″ wide. Two edges are hemmed, the other two are selvages.

Click here to see the rest!