On the Fourth Day of Christmas: a too-new vintage tablecloth

Last night I pulled out a new-to-me Christmas tablecloth and draped it across the dining room table.

vintage Christmas tablecloth

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.

Yep, there’s more!


Ten ways to use a vintage fridge container

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.

hide the last piece of pie

The obvious use is to hide desirable leftovers. Just don’t forget what you did with them!

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.

Yep, there’s more!


I have to take back what I said

Yes, I have to take back what I said about the Golden Nugget Flea Market being on its last legs. On Memorial Day weekend it looked like a throwback to twenty years ago. Every single dealer table was taken. Parking was impossible. The place was buzzing with excitement.

goldennugget

I thought I was in a time warp. The flea market was incredible on Sunday.

Some amazing things were for sale.

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Placesettings: December dinner for six

This Old Row House is getting festive for December.Β  I’ve set the table for six with a freshly thrifted linen tablecloth in an eye-popping paisley of magenta, red, olive and deep evergreen.

paisleypop

I have no idea how old this tablecloth is, but the colors and pattern remind me of the 60s or 70s. Read the rest of this entry »