It’s beginning to look a lot like . . .Posted: November 22, 2014 Filed under: Decor, Holidays, Sage Farm, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Christmas, Color, Sage Farm, tablecloths, vintage Jane Shilton, vintage tablecloth 6 Comments
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 some photos of red & green. Take a look!
Tiny vintage table toppers, part 3Posted: September 8, 2014 Filed under: Fun Finds, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Antiques and Collectibles, Hull Pottery apple jar, tablecloths, Textile, vintage tablecloth 5 Comments
Janeray’s already done a couple of posts on the ultra small-sized tablecloths she’s found. They’re so small that, unless you’ve got a doll-sized table, they’re more like table toppers.
Not that we’re complaining!
Here’s one I just dug out of a thrift-shop pile of otherwise boring linens. Measuring a tidy little 43″ by 45″, it’s made of a tightly woven cotton percale with a wonderful all-over plaid & fruity pattern.
There’s more plaid and fruity when you click here!
Placesettings: the luck of the stylishPosted: March 17, 2014 Filed under: Holidays, Placesettings, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: lucky charms, St Patrick's Day, Startex, tablecloths, vintage kitchen towel, vintage tablecloth Comments Off on Placesettings: the luck of the stylish
It’s my lucky day!
I don’t think there’s much Irish in either BluesRay or me, but we’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day anyway.
The table has a vintage white cotton damask cloth to start, topped with a wonderful Startex print of lucky charms.
The tag says it’s a kitchen towel.
But am I using it that way? Heck, no!
Placesettings: cake for three kingsPosted: January 7, 2014 Filed under: Placesettings, Recipe, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Buffalo china, Pyrex, tablecloths, Textile, vintage restaurantware, vintage tablecloth 2 Comments
Since yesterday was The Feast of Epiphany—aka Three Kings Day—I finally baked some Three Kings Cake today.
I’m only a day late!
Why it’s called “cake” is a mystery. It’s not cake. It’s a barely-sweet yeast bread studded with bits of yummy dried fruit, baked in the shape of a king’s crown and topped with cherry “jewels.” Yep, there’s more!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!Posted: January 2, 2014 Filed under: Fun Finds, Placesettings, Pyrex & Fire-King, Recipe, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Mid-Century modern, Pyrex, snow day!, tablecloths, vintage tablecloth Comments Off on Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
It’s been snowing since this morning.
So far we have fifteen inches.
It’ll snow all night.
Twice already we’ve shovelled the driveway, the front steps, and the back deck. We’ll do it again before bed. We’ll do it again in the morning.
I can hear the snowplows scraping down the street every half hour. I love being inside my snug house and hearing that sound. They’ll be plowing straight through tomorrow afternoon. Twenty-eight hours of shoving snow around! God bless the plow guys. Yep, there’s more!