Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tablecloth Keeper

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This week I'm sharing a vintage tablecloth "keeper".  Back in the day there was a day
for washing, then a day for ironing, a day for baking ....... once you ironed your tablecloths, they
were carefully folded and covered with a tablecloth keeper to keep dust and sunlight from
coming in contact with them.  Carefully unfolded and placed on your table, they were
practically wrinkle free.  Important to make sure they are completely dry before putting them
in their little cocoon!





Expertly done French knots for the flowers in these baskets which are on each corner of
this vintage cloth with the crocheted edging.


Thanks for coming by again this week to see some of my Vintage Thingies!

26 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness, what lovely pieces those are. A day for baking, a day for laundry.... If only!! Another fun post!

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  2. I have a lot of vintage linens. Some of them have this same design on them. Yours are very pretty and well kept.

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  3. I never saw a tablecloth keeper before. That's a great closeup of the embroidery.

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  4. I have never seen a tablecloth keeper before myself...this is most unusual! I loved all your linens. Happy VTT!

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  5. I love the embroidery work. I had never heard of a table cloth keeper!! You learn something new every day.

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  6. What a beautiful tablecloth keeper and napkins!! I absolutely adore vintage embroidered pieces! LOVE these!

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  7. Never seen one either, but a great idea. The handwork on yours is expertly done!
    Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!

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  8. Nice! These remind me of all the nice things my grandmothers used to make. I have kept these in my cedar chest. Gorgeousness...

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  9. Gorgeous embroidery on that cloth! Thanks for the lesson!

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  10. GORGEOUS embroidery work...love the french knots!! Great post on vintage embroidery and tablecloth keepers :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

    P.S. Pop by for a visit and enter in for my SPECIAL giveaway!

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  11. So very charming, love these so very much!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  12. Wow, how beautiful! You're blessed to have such a special set! :)

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

    Sarah

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  13. OH, I ❤ that tablecloth keeper! I am definitely going to be on the lookout for one of those on my next antique outing!

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  14. I love it! I recently purchased a similar piece of linen but for storing knives. Maybe I will share it here one of these times. Thanks for sharing. I had no idea they made tablecloth keepers.

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  15. The tablecloths are very beautiful. I would love to learn how to make them. Doylene

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  16. Beautiful work. I have never seen one of those keepers before. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  17. Beautiful embroidery! I had never heard of a tablecloth keeper - very interesting.

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  18. Thank you all for stopping by .... isn't this a great piece! What a lot of wonderful pieces of expertly done embroidery are out there. Still usually reasonably priced and a great thing for a collection.

    See you all again soon I hope,
    Candy

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  19. beautiful linen and the embroidery just lovely!

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  20. Thanks fprc! You caught me just as I was catching up on reading and replying to comments!

    Hope to see you again soon,
    Candy

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  21. I have been collecting tableclothes for years (nothing like your collection, believe me!) and have never heard of the "tablecloth keeper". Thank you so much for sharing that snip of trivia. I will be keeping my eye open for them from now on!

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  22. I have a ton of vintage linens that were my grandmother's but I have never heard of a tablecloth keeper. Yours is beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. I'm glad you enjoyed learning about "keepers" .... another one will be coming up this Thursday for VTT.

    Candy

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