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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tablecloths in Red--Making Double Time

It's time for all things RED. Check out the Rednesday postings over at My Secret Garden with Sue. And a post for Vintage Thingies Thursday at Coloradolady with Suzanne. Check them out. Today my RED is table coverings. First is a set of 4 placemats. From 1950 or the 60s surely? Then here is the appliqued/embroidered corner of a small breakfast cloth. It is only on one corner of the buttonholed stitched square. I expect this one dates to late 1940s or earlier 1950s Now I have three tablecloths. The first is a rectangular cloth with all manner of kitchen items from scales to potbelly stove. It appears to be an old country store setting. This one is loaded with flowers. No pastels here! And the square has borders of red covered in yellow and rose/pink rose sprays.

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24 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

Those are awesome! I love the placemats!

May 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger SueLovesCherries said...

I like each and every one of them! They're all so pretty!

You should have added your name to my Mr. Linky list! How about next week?

May 6, 2009 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Coloradolady said...

These are wonderful, and just my style and colors...red and florals.

I really love the placemats, those are so cute. The last tablecloth is my favorite, such pretty flowers and colors. Thanks for sharing today, have a great VTT.

May 6, 2009 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Very pretty! Do you use them?

May 7, 2009 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

Love all the red and vintage is always great!!

blessings,
Barbara jean

May 7, 2009 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhh.. I love them all.. and the colours are so vivid.. happy vtt

May 7, 2009 at 2:45 AM  
Blogger Keetha said...

I always think it is very thrifty to combine two memes in one - - - - I did the same thing today on my blog too. Hehehehehehe

May 7, 2009 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger Marie Reed said...

You can create such a beautiful table scape with these gorgeous vintage thineys! Wow!

May 7, 2009 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love vintage talbe clothes, I remember Momma always had to use one on her kitchen table, partly because the table was old and worn and partly cause Momma loved pretty things and tried to brighten our home with them. My favite is the Rooster, no surprise there since I LOVE chickens.
Molly

May 7, 2009 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous jeanne said...

I do love the vintage red and white things. The colors of those fifties tablecloths are amazing. The place mats are fun too. A nice collection.

Hugs...Jeanne

May 7, 2009 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Your linens have such happy colors and could really perk up a table!

May 7, 2009 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger LV said...

Love your tablecloths. I treasure any older linens.

May 7, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Love them! I have ton's of red maybe I should check out the rednesday!

May 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger bj said...

Oh, I love all you are showing here...Red is my favorite color and these have plenty of RED...
Thanks so much for coming by my place..I hope you will come again..
xo bj

May 7, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Wonderful cloths--I love them all. Red is my favorite color for the kitchen, well, red and cobalt blue and now chickens and roosters are fascinating me too.

May 7, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger mannequin said...

Pretty red linens. That second one reminds me of one in my past. Where did my tablecloth go?

May 7, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Wow - really pretty. I love them all :) Love the sweet little chicken :)

May 7, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger marble rose said...

Lovely Reds!!! What a beautiful collection! The Country Store cloth is my favourite!
Thank you for visiting me at my blog - do come again!!! I love having such nice comments!

May 7, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Tikimama said...

Oooh, I do love vintage linens!

May 7, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Lovely! Love the rooster

Happy VTT!

May 7, 2009 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger farmlady said...

They are all beautiful and charming. I just love vintage linens.

May 7, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I love all of your linens, Ruby, especially the placemats.

May 8, 2009 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

Wonderful red kitchen linens!

May 9, 2009 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Great post! I love red... and I love vintage!

May 10, 2009 at 6:28 PM  

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