Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vintage Tablecloth

I do love vintage embroidered linens. We went to an estate sale down the street and I found this tablecloth. There was lots of other things at the sale - but nothing else that I wanted.

The embroidery is perfectly done and in wonderful condition . . .




I later found out that these tablecloths had belonged to the grandmother a young man that we hired to do our lawns this summer. I am happy to have something that belonged to his
grandmother.

8 comments:

regan said...

What a beautiful design....and the stitching is perfect! Nice find!

Marilyn said...

Oh.... That tablecloth is beautiful. I not only love to embroider but if I find something embroidered at a market I grab it up!! Just look at that tiny cross stitching.....
Marilyn

Nanci said...

I used to have a few of these, didn't realize how precious they were till I gave them away...sighs...

Barb said...

I enjoyed your vintage tablecloths....what does the back look like? It amazes me how wonderful they look, mine always looks horrible.

GardenofDaisies said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Jo! So glad you were there to rescue that piece and give it a new home where it will be loved and appreciated.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a beautiful tablecloth Jo. I love embroidered table linens and used to sell them in my store in British Columbia. This looks very much like the ones I used to sell...they had matching napkins all hand embroidered. Yours is extra special because you know who owned it previously. I wish I still had all of mine but I left most of them in Canada when I moved to the States. I still have a beautiful hand crocheted and embroidered oval tablecloth that I couldn't leave behind. Enjoy your treasure!
Maura :)

Linda B said...

As usual, you find the good stuff! Very pretty piece.
Ya wanna come out next week and see my new living room?

Lili said...

It's beautiful Jo. It's such a thrill to find something that fine these days! ~Lili