Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tablecloths

This one isn't about food, but what's under it.
Scott's Mom came to visit us for Thanksgiving and she brought us out some tablecloths that had belonged to Scott's Grandmother who recently passed away. I am not a huge table covering person, but these cloths are SO awesome.

(Please don't make fun of my (lack of) ironing skills.)

This one below is my absolute favorite


I can't even imagine the time and talent it would take to stitch something like this.


I don't know if Scott's Grandmother made this, or if it was made for her, but you don't see stuff like this anymore.


The fabric (linen?) is so delicate.


This one is a little sturdier, made of cotton, again with gorgeous embroidery.


Seriously!


This one is store bought I'm sure, but damn, how 70's is this one? Awesome.



This is the most beautiful and delicate one. I have a similar one that my paternal Grandmother made for my maternal Grandmother. This one is so thin and fine and delicate.


Sort of afraid to use this one - what if we spill?

Seriously, they do NOT make them like this anymore.

9 comments:

Baking Soda said...

True craftmanship when there was time and attention to make those, they are wonderful!
My mom gave me the tiny baby bedsheets when I had my first baby. Lovingly embroidered with bunnies and deer. Is it an idea to frame the most delicate one and use it as wall hanging?

Sara said...

framing and hanging something like that is a wonderful idea! should the day come when one of these is ruined (which i hope doesn't happen) i would frame a section. great idea.

foodiechickie said...

It's nice to have something they had isn't it? I would cover with plastic if food is ever on them. Otherwise forget it.

Debinhawaii said...

Amazing--such beautiful detailing, what a treasure!

Elle said...

They are treasures. I think if you take the time to go someplace like Martha Stewart's blog and find out how to handle any kind of stain that it would be fine to use any of them...and then be prepared to handle any spills. Too beautiful to just put away. Imagine the last on layered over a solid red cloth and set for Christmas dinner. Candles should be white ones :)

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