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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mom’s Mexican Vintage Tablecloth

In honor of Cinco de Mayo I wanted to use one of my favorite vintage tablecloths that my mom embroidered when I was wee little or even pre-me, I’m not sure which. Anyway, it’s square and didn’t fit her table so she gave it to me.

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Kitschy, Free, and Festive! What's not to love?



I used it a lot when I was a single gal and had the vintage enamel table I now use as my craft table as my kitchen table. The tablecloth fit like a charm.

But not now. My kitchen table is an oval table from Husband’s childhood. I favor tablecloths over place mats for this table because it’s so beat up I want to light it on fire lovely patina should not be ruined. Husband has such a strong attachment to this table that he’s Never.Going.To.Let.Me.Get.Rid.Of.It. (or paint it) never ever.

*sigh*

How to Make a Square Table Cloth Fit on a Round Table

I layered a round red tablecloth that is slightly shorter than my table (when I have a leaf in so the table seats four which is pretty much always these days) underneath Mom’s vintage table cloth.

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Blitzkrieg approves!

Ta Da! Two short tablecloths layered to make one festive table covering. I got a couple of complements on the layering a design element and not as a all-of-my-tablecloths-are-in-the-laundry-hamper moment. My secret's safe as long as I don't blab about it on the Internet.

Oops.

You won't tell on me, will you?

Are you a placemat person or a tablecloth person?


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