I love love love the look of vintage table cloths but until recently the only ones I had were embroidered bridge cloths from my Mom and a very stained Christmas topper. I wanted something with more colors in it to show off my depression glass and went out special to find just the right table cloth.
Guess what? We found several! First Deidra and I went antiquing to Timberland Antique Mall and found a booth where the owner had seriously marked down her linen. Then Dave and I found another one at an estate sale. Now we have plenty of cloths!
I want to show you the difference the cloth background can make.
This first table cloth is very pretty with blue morning glory flowers and green leaves. I think it might have been hand stenciled. Here it is with our Georgian Lovebirds green depression glass.
It looks great except one small problem: wrinkles. Wrinkles look bad in person and horrible in photos!
This cloth is so soft that it wrinkles like crazy. This shot is AFTER I ironed it!
Let’s look at a cloth that’s more wrinkle resistant. The style is not quite as vintage – I miss those flowers! – but it has excellent colors to show off colored glassware. The background is white and light blue with a medium blue and green window pane plaid and a thread of pink running through. This one looks wonderful with blue or green glass.
You just saw Georgian green and cobalt blue Moderntone glass peeking over the edge on the Morning Glory cloth. Here is the same glass on the blue plaid table cloth.
I tried it with pink Sharon too. What do you think?
Here is the same Sharon pink depression glass with my Mom’s embroidered cloth. It looks completely different!
Do you have a favorite table cloth you enjoy using? Drop a comment and tell!
I’ve a few more cloths to show you next time!
My thanks to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday.