Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vintage Floral Tablecloth

Hello everyone!

Are you having a good weekend so far?  It has been extremely hot and sticky here, so I'm staying inside near the air conditioner.  

I wanted to show you my latest love.  I found this vintage floral tablecloth at an antique store and decided to use it on my table in the kitchen.


I've actually folded it in half so it's more like a runner now.


The reason is because it doesn't fit my table.  Here it is all spread out so you can see the whole pattern.


It doesn't matter that it doesn't fit.  I will use it as an accent piece anyway.  I fell in love with the blue and white pattern.  I've been seeing a lot of pretty patterns lately.  I wouldn't mind starting a collection.


But for now, I will enjoy looking at it over my morning coffee.


Do you collect vintage tablecloths?  

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

38 comments:

Stacey said...

That's gorgeous, Kelly. I don't collect them but think about it every time I see them. The colors are always kind of washed out and pretty.

laura Madalene said...

This table is so cute and such a good idea! And both of my daughters are on the floor writing/coloring right now, haha. Maybe I need to make them a table like this! table-set-for-luxury

Linda said...

looks beautiful !!!! I have a small collection of vintage tablecloths and towels.....their colors and designs are so pretty and happy....nothing made today can compare with those vintage patterns and colors!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I have a few Kelly. I just b7nchnthem up and use them to anchor my centerpiece. They never for. Tables were so much smaller back then I guess.

Linda said...

As a matter of fact I DO have a collection of vintage tablecloths and napkins! I am just now taking down the red/white/blue things and will be using some of them until the end of August when I can start my FALL decorating!!!
Your blue roses goes right with your love of the greys.....

Junkchiccottage said...

Love this vintage table cloth. You are really adding a lot of blue. I just started to add blue to my creams and whites too. I am kind of liking the blues coming in. Love this pretty table runner you made.
Kris

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Another perfect touch for your home, and with that beautiful blue subtly worked in. Fab find Kelly! Jane

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Really pretty Kelly! I love how you've been adding in the blues... so summer like.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly!!

Babs R said...

Really pretty, Kelly, and it looks great with your white and cream colors. I'm loving the blue touches you've been adding.

Debbie Phillips said...

Very nice! Yes, I do collect table cloths....I have probably 40 vintage ones that I use for the holidays. I love old things!

Doreen@househoneys said...

That's such a lovely tablecloth Kelly! I think you would love to go to Brimfield Antique Fair if you like things like this. You would be in tablecloth heaven!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It is so pretty and it would look great in my white and blue dining room. HA! HA! I remember my Mom had a pink one like that when I was growing up.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a pretty pattern! I have a few and love the vintage fabric and designs...

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love it. Your tablecloth is gorgeous. It was a great find. You can use it as a table topper too and the idea to fold it and use it as a runner is very clever. Enjoy it for years to come.

Janet

Cozy Little House said...

I have a few. You're getting more into blue! This is exciting.
Brenda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kelly, I love the vintage tablecloth and it is my favorite colors.
Hugs,
Sherry

cynthia lee designs said...

The vintage tablecloth looks so pretty as a table runner. I have 2 vintage tablecloths that I have folded over a quilt rack in our master bedroom.
~Cindy

Katie Mansfield said...

I love vintage table cloths and this one is so pretty.

Christine Vandormolen said...

gorgeous, what a special find!!!

Leslie said...

Hi Kelly! Your table is so pretty and your floral table cloth is lovely. It is perfect for summer or can be used on a dreary winter day to lift your spirit:) Vintage finds are always so special. Gently worn, a bit rough around the edges .. love it! ~leslie

quilty nana said...

I have a small collection which I use every day on my breakfast table. One of them belonged to my mom and one was a wedding gift 57 years ago. I simply put a white or colored cloth that matches or blends under them since they are smaller than today's table. I enjoy them not only to look at but to use. About three years ago, my husband came home with three vintage Christmas tablecloths he had found at a garage sale. I already had two, so during the holidays they get changed so I can enjoy all of them. I hope you young ladies continue to love and appreciate things of the past.

Pinehurst Farm said...

Kelly,

I have that exact same tablecloth that was just given to me. It was my aunts. Hers has a yellow stain which I have several remedies to try. I never thought of using it as a runner! Great idea especially if I can not get out the stain!:)I have a few more of my Mother's and Grandmother's.

Blessings

Art and Sand said...

I love your vintage tablecloth.

Yes, I do collect vintage tablecloths, but I have only purchased a few. Most of mine were stolen from my mother's linen closet over the years. I have wonderful memories of each cloth and family picnics.

Dah said...

So pretty! I too love anything vintage - especially kitchen stuff. Love the blue cloth - I just picked up a poinsettia vintage tablecloth at a yard sale! Love it!

Sandy said...

it's a beautiful pattern. Perfect for the pale lies you've been incorporating in your decor. I love vintage table clothes and linens but haven't purchased any yet. just started collected blue mason jars with zinc lodes and white ironestone. I love looking at all the little changes you make round your house. I bought the latest issue of Romantic Country and loved seeing ypur feature! Congrats again.

Sandy said...

Note to self. check spelling before pressing enter :). Please, please Kelly correct my spelling!

Irene said...

I don't collect, but I'm so old I have the originals. Love that you love it.

Missy George said...

Pretty tablecloth Kelly. It's nice to repurpose old things. Enjoy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Yes, I do! And I love anything with roses. You don't often see the pretty blue roses. What a wonderful treasure! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the color and pattern Kelly....I do have a collection of vintage tablecloths...mainly 50's..they are so fun!!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I don't collect vintage tablecloths, but I do think they're very pretty. I love all the blue accents you've been adding lately. And why didn't I ever think to fold one of my tablecloths in half to use as a runner? Very smart! :)

Anne said...

I used to have one very similar Kelly! Love it on your table!

Heaven's Walk said...

Love the blue/white addition to your dining area, Kelly! It adds a touch of vintage sweetness. :) I don't use tablecloths very often. Hubby isn't a neat coffee drinker. lol


xoxo laurie

chateau chic said...

I love vintage tablecloths, and yours is so pretty. I like how you folded it to use as a runner.
Mary Alice

Debbie said...

I love your table cloth, Kelly! I use them to make pillows with. The boarders make cute ruffles for the pillows. They sell well in my booth.
Debbie
xo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh yes, I have a small collection, too. They are fun to make into accent pillows as well - that is, if they are worthy of cutting up. LOVE yours!!! The blue and white just says summertime.

Pamela said...

Beautiful tablecloth!