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.
Ten ways to use a vintage fridge containerPosted: July 9, 2014 Filed under: Decor, Fun Finds, Home and Garden, What we collect | Tags: Fire King jadeite, jadeite, jadite, vintage refrigerator containers 10 Comments
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.
I have to take back what I saidPosted: May 26, 2014 Filed under: Flea market, Fun Finds, Vintage tablecloths, Vintage toys | Tags: chenille bedspread, Fire King, Flea market, Golden Nugget Flea Market, Guatemalan fabric, jadeite, jadite, vintage clothing, vintage suitcase, vintage tablecloths, yo-yo quilt 1 Comment
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.
Some amazing things were for sale.
Placesettings: December dinner for sixPosted: December 1, 2013 Filed under: Holidays, Placesettings, This Old Row House, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Fenton, Fire King jadeite, jadeite, jadite, Jeannette, McKee, paisley Comments Off on Placesettings: December dinner for six
This Old Row House is getting festive for December. 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.
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 »