Thursday, March 16, 2017

St. Patrick's Day "Startex" Vintage Tablecloth



 
 
Here's a fun vintage tablecloth from my collection. My Startex shamrock! It's not perfect and probably a bit faded, but I just love it. Bring on the luck o' the Irish!  

Another thing I love to collect is Post 86 Fiestaware. I was thrilled to get this St. Patrick's day set with Shamrock. It's not a great match with my vintage tablecloth, but I enjoy them so very much!  I think it goes better with the older St. Patrick's Day design on the Seamist color. But no plates were made.


This Startex shamrock tablecloth came in red too. Also in my collection. Much brighter in comparison to my green.


 I think my little leprechaun is really Santa Claus dressed up to go out for green beer!

 


 Check out how cute the flowers are I picked up a Walmart! Extra luck for us Irish girls!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Monday, February 13, 2017

"Heart & Flowers" Valentine's Table

Happy Valentine's Day!

My Valentine's Day table features a gorgeous Leacock "Hearts & Flowers" tablecloth that I purchased from fellow collector and  good friend, Leslie at Uncle Bunks Trunk. I already had this tablecloth in the blue colorway, but when I saw it in in red, I had to add it to my collection! 



 It's perfect with Scarlet and Valentine's fiestaware!
 

 Here it is in the blue colorway.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day! 

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Not only do I collect vintage tablecloths, I sell them on my online shop, The Pink Rose Cottage. Looking to start a collection or to add to one? I invite you to take a peek! 
Please feel free to leave a comment! I love talking tablecloths!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tulips & Hearts Vintage Tablecloth

I finally had enough light to take some pictures to share my vintage tablecloth collection with you. As much as I don't like snow, I have to say it brightens a room!

I've always loved this pretty vintage tablecloth and was only able to acquire it recently. It sure is cheerful on a cold winter day when I can only dream of spring!

Pretty blue tulip garlands make heart shapes! Isn't it sweet?

 

I'm not sure of the maker of this cloth, but if I find out I'll edit this post. 

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Not only do I collect vintage tablecloths, I sell them on my online shop, The Pink Rose Cottage. Looking to start a collection or to add to one? I invite you to take a peek! All my linens are lovingly prepared without bleach or starch to give you years of enjoying your beautiful tablecloth or linens.

Please feel free to leave a comment! I love talking tablecloths!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vintage Tablecloths

As many of you know, I've collected vintage linens, most especially, vintage tablecloths for years. I've amassed a huge collection of these beauties.  Unfortunately, I don't use and enjoy them as much as I should. So while I don't like to make New Years resolutions I know I can never keep, I've decided to do my best to use a different tablecloth every week or two. And what better when to keep me motivated then to share them with you?!

Here's my first one of the year. A Broderie. My favorite vintage tablecloth manufacturer second only to Wilendur (my true love). 


 How cute is this little couple?

 Love these charming details. They are like hidden treasures.





 And of course this cloth goes great with Fiestaware Lapis. 
 

I can't forget to mention the maid and the butler! 


I hope you enjoyed the first one! It was fun to look at everyday on my kitchen table. Now off  to pick out next weeks cloth! 

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Not only do I collect vintage tablecloths, I sell them on my online shop, The Pink Rose Cottage. Looking to start a collection or to add to one? I invite you to take a peek! 

Please feel free to leave a comment! I love talking tablecloths!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A surprise Wilendur find

Those of you who follow me on my blog or on Facebook know I'm a Wilendur fanatic! I've been collecting vintage tablecloths for years and never really expect to find one I haven't seen before.

I picked up this pretty and just LOVED it. Held it up to check for damage and when I didn't see any, I quickly folded it and continued shopping.

Got it home and ask my husband to hold it open so I could admire it fully. He is the one that found the "Wilendure" tag.  What a bonus to a tablecloth I already loved!




This one will be staying in my personal collection, but if you're looking for some terrific vintage tablecloths, be sure to visit The Pink Rose Cottage!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Do you croft?

Crofting is one of the easiest and best ways to get your beloved vintage linens clean! 


The quickest thing to do, is a soak in a little Palmolive dish soap, just a drop, and a small amount of OxyClean. Dissolve in hot water and then add cold to make a lukewarm soak. 

Soak for a few hours checking for colorfastness of your items.

Rinse and then lay face down or pattern down on the grass in the sun. Keep it wet! Use your sprinkler or bring a bucket and dunk the linens to re-wet them. 

By afternoon all those pesky yellow spots and age yellowing should be gone. Sometimes it takes two days of crofting, but more often then not just a day will do. 

A quick hand wash and on the clothes line they go! 


I do have other tricks of the trade I'll share at another time, but that's the quickest, safest, and most mild approach to cleaning vintage linens. 

Love vintage tablecloths? Visit The Pink Rose Cottage for gorgeous, lovingly cared for vintage linens. I never  prepare my linens with bleach or starch so you have many years of loving your linens! 




Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kicking off Summer with a HUGE CLEARANCE SALE

New items have been added to the Clearance category of The Pink Rose Cottage. Also, deeper price cuts on previously reduced stock! Some items are last call and will be going soon. So shop early for the best selection.