Tiny tablecloths were never on my mental list of things to collect. I have to admit that the moments of discovery (Oooooooh! A tablecloth!) have always been followed by a letdown (Shoot! It’s small!) But that hasn’t stopped me from buying them anyway.
A Facebook commenter pointed out that some tiny tablecloths are merely cut down from larger pieces. Here’s a Wilendur that’s hemmed on all four sides. It was sewn by a perfectionist who made it exactly 34″ square.
We were happy to have house guests for a week–our son and his wife came to stay. I haven’t had much time to think about writing. So here’s some eye candy!
Every once in a very long while I find a miniature vintage tablecloth. In all my years of collecting I’ve only come across eight. Take a peek at the first four!
Let’s start with the color of summery skies and rosy gardens.
Vintage fridge containers have gotten way more expensive in the past few years, especially the jadeite ones. But that’s no excuse for leaving them on a shelf to collect dust. Here are ten simple ways to use them.
They’re spectacular at hiding the last piece of cherry pie.
Unlike modern, flimsy see-through plastics, old glass fridge containers completely conceal the contents. That can be a very good thing if you have a good memory. Otherwise, you’ll have vintage leftovers with nice green mold. User beware!
Okay. That was too easy.
If you’re a collector, the day will inevitably come when you admit your accumulating has gotten out of hand. You’ll open a drawer or a box and find stuff you totally forgot you owned. Or you won’t remember if you kept that tropical moose souvenir from Florida or gave it away.
Consider this a friendly intervention.
Some people claim to have tried every diet ever devised. Atkins. South Beach. Low carb. Low fat. Paleo. You name it.
But I bet they’ve never tried the Vintage Hankie Diet. It’s a strict regime with only 60 items on the menu.
Of course, you’ll survive just fine because eight of them are alcoholic.