Vintage Tablecloths

Sharing vintage tablecloths ~ and other vintage treasures that capture my attention. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fall has arrived?

Could have fooled me because we have high 80's today!
Quite tired of the eternal summer we are having.
Next weekend mid 80's.  It might not feel like fall but I
 have some fall decor out and some early Halloween too.

I had this geometric fall design tablecloth ready for a
tablescape.  Then I found I had already used it!
Think it is very cute, so decided to share it.  

Hazel Atlas platonite glass dishes, striped vintage glasses,
and very old Shawnee corn salt & pepper shakers.  

I love orange anyway, and am more than ready for
some fall colors.

Hit the thrift on Saturday and picked up these 25 cent and 50
cent dishes for fall table settings.  These pretty oldies are by
 Edwin Knowles 46-6, note that the edge is rimmed in orange also.  

These are Mikasa Cera-stone, Awake pattern.  They definitely have
 a 1960's-1970's look.  I may have to use these for awhile. I love
 using thrifted plates after tablescaping with them, and before
 donating them back to the thrift.  

Sweet unmarked leaf salt & pepper shakers.

Hope to be showing another fall tablescape soon.  
Since it is still so warm, look at my tropical Hibiscus, still
popping gorgeous blooms!
Thanks for stopping by!  

Are you enjoying some autumn weather where you live?
If so, I hope that we'll be catching up with you soon!  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art pottery ~ Roseville Hull Weller

Hello there!  I'm happy to be back.
Thank you so much for all your good wishes!

While recuperating I couldn't help but notice some things
that needed doing...badly!  My pottery collection, which lives on
a long wall shelf (out of harms way) was looking pretty dusty.
Mr. Retro got them all down for me.  Cleaning them was a good
project while I was recuperating from surgery.  

Now they are all clean and pretty again, a good time to 
share my pottery with you.  

I have loved this collection since my Mom started it for me.  
She gave me my Nana's vase, the green Roseville Peony
 (2nd from the left) obviously my most treasured.  That was
 back in 1990 and look at what has happened since then!
Roseville Freesia basket and the Peony.  Behind is a tall deco
Thornberry and a Snowberry cornucopia, and in the 
back a White Rose cornucopia and Clematis vase.  

Mr. Retro gave me some as Christmas and Birthday gifts.  
The small Iris Roseville in the front was a gift from
hubby and has the small sticker attached.  The blue basket
 is Magnolia, and the small basket is the first non-Roseville,
Wild Rose by Weller.  

Behind them is a small Bushberry and green Snowberry
basket, both Roseville.  The cornucopia in the rear is
Water Lily by Hull and the deco style fan vase is Weller. 

Some of my vases are less than perfect, say having a chip on
the base or a small age crack.  None of the damage shows 
when they are up on the shelf.  I love them all equally, except
 for my Nana's, which has a special place in my heart.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my collection. Promise to be back
soon, it's time for a fall tablescape!  

PS/ The pretty green bowl and candlestick holders are Fenton. 
I didn't bother removing them from my table for the photos.  

This is a story for another day.  *Smiles*

Friday, August 25, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances...(blog break)

Wait, that sounds much too dour, doesn't it?
But I guess that is how I've been feeling about life lately.

Living in Virginia we feel very close to the Charlottesville tragedy.
Hateful groups with horrific ideas in their heads, causing horrible actions.
I am so saddened and worried about our country.  We are led by a
President who proves in his daily words and actions that he is as far from
 Presidential as possible.  Our country needs to unify and heal, and for
this we need a leader with the best interests of the people and our
country in mind.  Sadly, President Trump has proven himself unable to
be that person Even some elected officials in the Republican
 party are voicing that opinion.  Please say a prayer for our country.

 I usually keep these personal feelings of politics off my blog, posting
 vintage tablecloths and things that make me happy, but some things
just need to be said.  Especially when you are soon to have surgery.

I thought I would share this pretty vintage tablecloth before I take a blog break,
due to the unforeseen circumstances of medical issues.  This summer I
 was diagnosed with Lyme's Disease.  Due to other symptoms I had a
CT scan. The scan revealed other problems that need treatment as well.  

Mr. Retro will be bringing me to the hospital for out-patient
surgery in a couple days.  
Not an uncommon procedure, but one requiring general anesthesia.
Scary to me. I won't be lifting anything heavy for a couple weeks, so
I think that leaves out things like cleaning (especially vacuuming)
 and also grocery shopping, don't you? 😇  Poor Mr. Retro!

Enough "whining" here. Hoping you will send me...
and a positive thought or a prayer, that all will go well.

I should be dancing again soon!

I'm sorry I haven't been visiting as often with things
as they are, but plan to enjoy catching up with your blogs!

Doyle is looking forward to lying around with me for 
a couple days.  He says that is a skill he has mastered! 

Thank you friends!
Looking forward to being back to share more
vintage tablecloths soon!  

PS/  Surgery was successful.   Resting and healing.  Thanks.