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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Christmas table cloth find!

While shopping in an antique shop here a few weeks ago, I came upon this tablecloth! I love old tablecloths! I usually only buy them if they can be used at holiday times, because otherwise I never have a cloth on the table (I have to be able to write at the table, and do projects of all sorts)! When do you think it was made? I am guessing in the 50-60's. I love the red poinsettias and candles, but my fav detail are the pinecones! Awesome...can't wait till Christmas now!



8 comments:

Claude said...

These types of linens were made anywhere from the 40's to the 60's... I'd put this one in the mid to late fifties from the artwork... If there are any little stains in there, try OxyClean, or buy 30 volume Hydrogen peroxide, (This is the very strong peroxide they use to bleach hair) Dab it on, run hot water over it and hang it in the sun... Aren't you lucky that you have a blogger friend who works in Flea Markets? ;-)

Julie said...

Yes, I am, Claude!!! Thanks for the info! I do have a few teeny stains. I will try Oxy Clean...I have an allergy to whitening products like Bleach and peroxide, but if the Oxy doesn't do anything (I haven't seemed to have a problem with Oxy), I will take it to my Mom and she will do the peroxide treatment for me! THANKS!!!

Teri C said...

What a fun find! I love tablecloths also but, like you, only on special occasions.

Kat said...

I LOVE it!!! The pattern ot wonderful. I love finding great stuff like that.

Pudgeduck said...

I have the same one from my Grandmother. My daughter uses it each Christmas. Thanks Claude for the info... mine has a few stains..

soulbrush said...

i am not a tablecloth person at all...but this is sooo xmassy...surely it's not that time of the year again---already?

Julie said...

Kat- this one was for you! Glad you liked it! :)

Pudgeduck- WOW...amazing! So glad you get to look at it at Christmas also!!!!!

Soul B- I can hardly believe it is Sept. 17 already. Could we just skip Christmas this year??? :)

Serena said...

OH, this is indeed a very pretty tablecloth, Julie.....and the scary part is that Xmas isn't that far away. I'm never organised for Xmas. lol