Anyone who knows me might even say I have a bit of a
I probably have too many. But I tend not to see it that way.
Many are from the 50's Like the one above with it's pretty jadeite color leaves.
Some are more modern, if they catch my fancy, there in! ... i love em all, but really fancy a fresh, in good condition, mid century, cloth.
Don't you think the little red cherries, rasberries and blue bows are so adorable?
I like to use these vintage, red, white, and blue for Memorial day and Fourth of July.
And isn't it nice that Memorial day is only 2 1/2 weeks away? Any great plans?
lots to get done before that.
My next tour of duty down the shore will be to finish up the little rental cottage.
That will include removing some things, so I best make room in my SUV!!
And I really need to get busy changing out this slipcovered sofa below at my Cottage Beach House
This front porch is one of my favorite places to sit and catch the sea beeze
( 2nd only to the back porch second floor sunroom with the view)
What is nice about this spot is.. just dozing off as the sun dances in on you, and beach-goers waltz past.
The blue denim is faded from the strong sun that pours in, and it is time to change it for a white slipcover.
I'm not so sure what I will do with the faded one?? Any ideas? I would like to re-use it because it is still in fine shape except for the faded spots.
Wonder if I can bleach it a pale blue.
I still love my little red white and blue toss pillows. I got them really reasonably priced a few years back!
Here is a closer look at them on the little window seat.
Most of the cottage is white with shades of blue and green. I usually only bring out the few red white and blue things for the summer Holidays, then back in storage they go.
I only showed you a few of my old tablecloths, I don't have alot down the shore. It's too tiny a cottage to have them all there, but wait ..there are more....back at the old homestead.
I have one for any Holiday you can think of... and then some. This shamrock one is a fav.
I keep them in these 2 boxes that I 've pushed together to form my coffee table in the family room.
And they are filled to the brim.
But in my defense, I have to say, I have stopped.
I figured I have enough... Once in a great while I will find one that I absolutely have to have.. but that hasn't happened in at least a year.
this one is embroidered. Sorry the pics aren't so good. It's nightime here, and I used my iphone,
my camera is dead!
I Love the lacy ones too. You might know the one below is one of my favorites.
I use it alot. It's very vintage, in perfect condition, and it is a large tablecloth.
It is a full 60 inches by 48 so it covers my whole table and I have a couple of small runners to match, that I found over the years. Usually out on one of my thrifting hunts. Ahhh the thrill of the hunt.
Do you have something you love to use again and again? A special platter...or runner?
Have you thrifted anything great lately?
fun parties to hop over to:
The Good Life Wednesdays
Wow us Wednesdays
Reap What You Sew Sundays #4, #5 Begins!
and will be visiting on Friday: