Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Sampling of My Vintage Kitchen Linen Collection

I'm so excited to be joining The Colorado Lady's  Vintage Thingies Thursday for the first time.  I've enjoyed the vintage treasures showcased here and I thought I'd jump in too.  I hope you'll have a chance to stop by and enjoy some more Vintage Thingies.

We finally got some gorgeous sunshine today and I was at work until after dark so the pictures are a little dark.

I've been collecting these tablecloths for about 15 years.  Most of them have been less than $15 or much less.

This first one I bought at a local antique mall.  I just loved the blue ruffled eyelet print and the colors.  I just love red, blue, and green.

And can't you just picture the neighbor ladies coming over a cuppa' tea?
This next one was in a box of vintage linens I got at an estate sale for $1.  I couldn't believe all the treasures in that box.
The last tablecloth I'm sharing today was my step-grandmother's.  It's my favorite.  It just makes me think of summer, lunch under the trees, lemonade, and good friends.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Wouldn't you like to come over for a lunch served on one of these vintage tablecloths?  Maybe we can one day! I would be delighted!

I'm having a little giveaway this week.  I found this sweet little book - it reminds me of Susan Branch - and I wanted to share it with one of you.  For all the details you can visit this post, but you can enter just by leaving a comment here.


  1. I love your vintage tablecloths! I collect vintage linens myself so I appreciate the beauty too!

  2. OOOOHHHH....aarrgghhh...MMMMM...ooohhhhh...yes that's me moaning with jealousy....I want!!!!!Okay I will grow up...They are really fabulous!!Blue eyelet ruffle..who would of thought?!!!!!

  3. OOOOOOhhhh what GORGEOUS tablecloths..i LOVE them ALL!!..btw i collect them too :)

    Welcome to VTT and hope to see you again next week :)

  4. Oh fabulous! I have to restrain myself about that kind of stuff and try not to buy it or even look for it! lol

    happy vtt!

  5. I love that type of tablecloth. My favorite is the one with the teapot.

  6. I love your vintage linens. Such fun and colorful pieces :)


  7. You've got a reeeeally wonderful collection! I don't think I could pick a favorite. I love the teapot one, and of course I love the red, white and blue one, and that last one is gorgeous too. Yep, I love them all! Couldn't you just squeal with delight when you find one real cheap?!
    Happy VTT!

  8. That is a great collection of tablecloths. I would love to be able to come over for lunch, too!

  9. Oh my I LOVE your vintage tablecloths. I have one that was my mother's and I cherish it. I would love to join you for lunch or tea one day, even virtually :-) Happy VTT!


  10. Sweet Bee,
    I will be right over for lunch :)
    I love the vintage tableclothes. I wish I had your collection..they are beautiful!

  11. Oh my what sweet tablecloths...I love them all....thank you for sharing your treasures with us..
    Sweet Blessings...

  12. Oh my. I just get all trembly over vintage tablecloths. I just read the words and my breath kind of catches. I do have a real "thang" for them, and these are beauties!

  13. Fantastic collection of tablecloths...the colors are so rich and unfaded! Just wonderful! (Mine have had half the color washed out of them-and that includes me washing them too!)

  14. Your tablecloths are fabulous! I especially like your gramdmothers flower one. It is so pretty. I have a thing for vintage linens myself.

  15. I just LOVE vintage linens! I have linenalia! Thanks for sharing

  16. Oh my gosh!!! I love your cloths. The one with the blue ruffle is so sweet,how to possibly pick a favorite?? I love vintage linens,I don't have aprons are a different matter. :).
    Welcome to VTT..I hope you've had fun. I've so enjoyed looking at your pretty tablecloths.

  17. Congratulations on a First VTT Post! It's grand to see your wonderful Vintage linens, especially the table cloths. I have several and I use them for special occasions like your invitation to lunch. I'd love to come. Just give me a Shout Out and I'll be there. Today is my First VTT, too. Hope you can drop by to see my Head Vases. Enjoyed your blog. I'll be back for a longer visit real soon.

  18. Dear friend,

    I mus tell you those tablecloths are to die for. The colors are so vibrant and cheerful.

    I checked on your great giveaway, please enter me. It looks like a great book and I'm ready for a SPA DAY.

    Happy VTT,


  19. OK....I am going to try my darndest not to sound like Marian upa bove, but boy are those choice tablecloths! LOVE THEM! Great photos and post!

  20. Such a great collection of tablecloths ... and the colours are still so nice.

  21. Welcome to VTT Sweet Bee. I really like all of your vintage tableclothes. And I can see why the last one is your favorite - it is just beautiful! Can't wait to see more of what you have next week.

  22. Wow!! Welcome to Vintage Thingie, love LOVE these treasures. I just love the first one, the trim in amazing. Great post, and things you had to show us today. Happy VTT!

  23. I just found your blog and love it. I went back and saw how you organized your fridge. I think I will do this!! I think it's a great idea. I am not an organized person, but like the way the baskets look when you open the fridge.

  24. I love all your vintage table clothes. I have a couple too.

  25. Really nice vintage tablecloths. Thanks for stopping by.

  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, we should have just traded walls!

    I love the vintage linens. It makes me want to get some of mine out. I don't have many but have decided that like pretty china, it needs to be used and seen - not stored away some where!

    Have a great weekend!


  27. Ahhhh, beautiful! Very sweet for an early afternoon lunch!

  28. Oh, I do love your vintage cloths! I have been a collector for at least ten years and have amassed hundreds!

    I would like to invite you and any other vintage tablecloth collector to check out The Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club;
    We are a group of ladies and gents who own, sell and collect vintage linens and love to talk and share about them!
    Come and join in the fun!!
    VTLC Membership
    owner, Grandma G's


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