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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Index Page for Tablecloths From The Little Round Table

YES PLEASE DO LEAVE COMMENTS IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RE: ID's OR ERRORS.  MOST OF THE "NAMES" ASSIGNED TO THESE CLOTHS ARE MY PERSONAL WAY OF DISTINGUISHING ONE CLOTH FROM ANOTHER AND ARE NOT MEANT TO DENOTE THE OFFICIAL NAME OF A GIVEN CLOTH.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL IMAGES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON EACH TABLECLOTH
I collect tablecloths to use daily.  Some come with labels or sewn in tags, but many have no labels to identify them.  Using the tablecloths on a regular basis means they are washed often and it is amazing how these older tablecloths bounce right back from spills and use.  My Rowenta steam iron is invaluable when it comes to making the tablecloths look their best. I'm in the process of organizing the tablecloths into this database and gathering what identification data I can.  All the help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Unless stated otherwise on the individual tablecloth post these tablecloths are all vintage.  They come from flea markets, antique shops and my best source eBay.  A couple are family pieces, but most have lived long happy lives elsewhere until coming into my collection.

Links to return to this Index Page and to return to The Little Round Table are at the top of the sidebar
TS - following the name of the tablecloth, indicates a tablescape has been created for the cloth
+ 2 CW -  "+2 (or other number) CW" following the name of the tablecloth, indicates that I have included images of additional colorways on the tablecloth post. Additional colorways may be mentioned in the text, this just indicates that I have actual images of other colorways.

53 comments:

  1. Candy,

    This is a fantastic addition to TLRT! Just yesterday we were at an antique store, and I saw one of the Leacock cloths listed here. My first thought was, "I learned about this pattern on TLRT!" Your tables are becoming a great reference site for collectors! Thank you!

    D

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  2. Thak you so much for this wonderful addition to TLRT! I have learned so much from you about vintage tablecloths, HLC and setting a great table. You are truly an inspiration and TLRT is becoming a great reference site for collectors and novices. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  3. This is wonderful, I love looking at all your tablescapes. Great information.

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  4. Hi,

    Number 9 is called Nasturtium made by Prints Charming E/S; it can also be found with other department store labels.

    Number 12 was made by Penney's Fashion Manor. It's name is (Color) Flower I think. It's easy to find in many colors.

    Number 21 is also made by Prints Charming or Prints ES, I believe.

    Number 24 is by Aritex Artistic and is call Nasturtium

    Wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing such beautiful table settings!

    Marilyn

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by this new adventure!

    I'm hoping the whole "inlinkz" thing doesn't blow up, but the individual listing would still be intact here on blogger. My goal is to eventually move the whole database to a "page" (rather than a "post") here on blogger ..... if I can figure out blogger's formatting which I find to be a little like a Neanderthal lumbering along.

    Please do keep checking back. As I go through my chits of paper and notes from over the years, I am adding additional information to each individual post.

    Marilyn - Thanks for all your input! I do have a note on the page about the Prints Charming "Nasturtium" ID on that post, but am happy to have it reiterated by another source. (Just click on the image of each cloth to see the information I have available and in most cases a link to a tablescape with the cloth in question.) I'll get your additional info added to the posts ASAP, I'd love to give you credit for the ID's, but I'd need you to email me at
    Happenstance@hughes.net with your name unless just "Marilyn" is good enough. :-)

    Thanks again everyone!

    Candy

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  6. Don't all of these patterns just make you HAPPY??

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  7. Hi Jeanne! Yep, I think this is making us all very HAPPY! At least I feel better about getting these organized so I can figure out which ones have not been featured on a tablescape as yet!

    Thanks to Marilyn I've added several more IDs and other little tidbits of info. Thanks Marilyn!

    I also continue to go through all my little bits and pieces of info, notes and my reference books.

    More to come, but right now I am really really tired of ironing tablecloths for their head shots!! LOL

    Candy

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  8. This is wonderful. You have an amazing collection. #76 is great - when do you see a philodendrom on a tablecloth now days!

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  9. Hi Pam -

    Great name by the way, it's my daughter's name too!

    I'm glad you are enjoying the tablecloths! It is helping me a lot too .... I only have so much memory left in my little pea head and I was losing track of which ones I've showcased and which ones I've never photo'd. Not that I haven't used them, but sometimes life gets in the way and dinner needs to be served! LOL So now I have an easy way of figuring out which I need to do photos of.

    If you click on the "tag" on any given page (down at the bottom of the post) that says NO SCAPE, that should be a list of tablecloths yet to come over on The Little Round Table.

    Thanks for stopping by. :-)

    Candy

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  10. Candy, I love the way you are cataloguing your tablecloths. Such a wonderful resource! I've been thinking of ways to inventory mine, and might try something similar. I really like the idea of it being online so that if I'm off travelling I can easily check to see if some tablecloth I like is one I already have or not.

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  11. Evening Becky -

    This "inlinkz" thing isn't the best solution, but after trying it within Blogger on a "page" rather than a post, this was the best quick fix I could think of. The formatting on Blogger needs a lot of work and I'm just not up for coding the whole thing by hand.

    The "inlinkz" thing only allows the app to be a year long and I haven't researched yet whether that can be extended at the end of the year. All the individual "posts" would not go away, but I might have to re-enter all the little links on this index page at the end of a year. Hopefully by that time I will have figured out something better to use as an index.

    Should you run across a better solution, let me know!

    Another idea I've been toying with is making several "index" pages: one for Christmas, one for florals, etc. But, I like having them all in one place where I can quickly scan them.

    Any ID's you might be able to add would be most welcome, or errors that you spot just let me know!

    Candy

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  12. Hi Candy,
    Sue from the VTLC and APillowWithAPast on Etsy. I was looking through your tablecloths and saw one that I sold recently #197. I went back to look and by golly it was to YOU! I'm so glad it went to a good home! I didn't put the two together until now. I love your blog and like I said out on the club site....When I die, I want to come back as YOU!!! LOL
    Thanks so much for making our days so much brighter!
    Big Hugs,
    Sue R

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  13. Hi Sue!

    I think this is an excellent example of a tablecloth that just isn't done justice when it is flat. On the table it is SO beautiful! I loved putting that tablescape together.

    Candy

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  14. http://dandelionanddaisy2.blogspot.com/2010/08/vintage-tablecloths-and-tables.html This is timely, I just posted some of my tablecloth collection on my blog at Smiling Sally's Blue Monday. The patterns on the tablecloths must be endless......you have over 200 pictured and I have about a dozen tablecloths and not one of them is pictured. I love that you are doing this, it is a great reference. Someone posted in my comments the name of a tablecloth collectors club that is on-line, you may have heard of it,I had not. Enjoy reading your blog......I am a Bauer collector but I love Fiesta colors, too.

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  15. Hi Jan -

    Just popped in to add a couple more tablecloths and found your comment. For some reason it didn't pop up via email, so I've reset my preferences re:comments.

    You have some lovely vintage tcs!!

    I bet the comment referred to the Vintage Tablecloth Lovers club and I am a member.
    http://www.vintagetableclothsclub.com/

    There are thousands of patterns, maybe 10s of thousands, which is very nice because it is something to collect, where you are always bound to find something new and exciting!

    Thanks for coming by!

    Candy

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  16. WOW! We collect vintage fiesta, found your site somehow (can't remember how I got here!) Anyway, I'm LOVING these tablecloths. I've been eyeing tablecloths in antique stores, I might just have to start buying a few to set my table with (we eat from Fiesta every day). Great site!

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  17. Thanks for coming by! Tablecloths are a great thing to collect. An endless variety of designs and good bargains still to be had!

    Candy

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  18. Hi Candy,
    I just discovered your blog and am in love! You make my Virgo heart sing with all your organization. Your photos are amazing...

    Warm hugs,
    Pam

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  19. Thanks Pam! (I know I've said this before, but can't miss another chance to say, "Great name!" ... it's my daughter's name!)

    Please come back often to see new additions to my collections and info that is added to the individual tc pages.

    Candy

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  20. YOU, my dear lady, are a woman that I relate to, lol...I too, have this terrible affliction...that of which I am running out of space for...that affliction is my affinity to vintage linens (and new ones if they spark my interest). I have antique sideboard, linen chest, chest of drawers that are full of them. In fact, some of your table cloths look very familiar to me, lol. I have way too many doilies, toppers, runners, and table cloths. I have piles of upholstery material that I use for whenever I find that one object that will be perfectly suited for it's use...oh, the pains of us crafters and decorators, lol, some people just don't know the afflictions we live with, lol. GREAT collection! you had way more patience than I could muster to take pics of them all, thank you for sharing them with us!

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  21. Welcome Debbie! Glad you enjoyed your visit and I do hope you'll come back again and again to talk tablecloths!

    Candy

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  22. When I found your database I realized I had died and gone to tablecloth heaven!!!! I am amazed at your collection and your tablescapes are incredible! I Have to go blog about you and your talent and will be following forever!
    deb

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  23. Oh, what a lovely and fun collection. Thank you so much for sharing! I would like one of each, thank you. How long have you been collecting and where has the majority of your collection come from? As a little girl, growing up in the 50's, I always loved the colorful textiles of the past. I just want to give you a hug and kiss for taking the time to share your beautiful cloths. These pieces have such energy and style, I wish there would be a resurgence of wonderful design like this...or is there? Are there any new sites you could direct me to, so I can drool somewhere else, too?
    Thanks again, Candy. You rock!

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  24. Welcome to both of our two new readers!

    Deb, thanks for the plug on your blog! :-)

    Suzie - most of these are vintage found in antique malls, eBay, Etsy .... there are some reproductions out there too that have the vintage look to them.

    Check out The Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club
    www.vintagetableclothsclub.com

    You can join the site, but you can view their members' shops without joining also.

    Thanks for coming by!

    Candy

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  25. Another FANTASTIC collection. I even showed my husband! I love that you collect COLOR! When I'm overseas buying linens, my number 1 criteria is COLOR! LOVE this collection of yours!!! -diane

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  26. Thanks Diane, sounds like we have very similar tastes!

    Candy

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  27. All so beautiful!

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  28. I am in total shock, I didn't take time to read any of the other comments. I have been collecting table cloths for the last few years. I enjoyed your collection so much!!!!! I can't believe how many you have! I will link to your blog and enjoy it over and over. What a wonderful collection! And then the settings! Eye candy! What a treat! Thanks so much!

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  29. Good Evening Lynn -

    I'm so glad you found the database and enjoyed it!

    Be sure to check out my main blog where all the tablescapes appear:

    http://www.thelittleroundtable.com/

    Candy

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  30. Just found your blogspot through Susan at BNOTP.
    Wow! what a beautiful selection of tablecloths..Are any of them for sale? I need to look more thorough at your tablescapes. Love the Saint Patty's Day one. Thank You for sharing your talents with us.

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  31. Hi Betty-
    I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Sorry these tablecloths are all from my personal collection and are not for sale.

    Candy

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  32. Amazing collection of information and so well put together! Glad I found your blog.

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  33. Candy,

    Its seems that you've added a lot of new TC's lately. I'm glad to see that TLRT collection is blooming along with your roses! Looking forward to the 'scapes!

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  34. Hi Daphne -

    I'm trying to catch up with entering the cloths into the database, so I don't lose track and start buying duplicates! LOL

    Candy

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  35. I'm in shock! I've never known anyone that owns this many tablecloths! They are all great choices, it would be hard to pick which one to use! Now I'm nosy and want to see how you store them!

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  36. LOL Liz!

    That's an easy one. I store them in an antique pine cabinet. Check out this link over at The Little Round Table. The napkin rings have moved to a new location since this image was taken and I've added a fabric curtain to the cabinet's glass door.

    http://www.thelittleroundtable.com/2010/02/where-do-you-store-all-those-dishes_25.html

    Candy

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  37. WOW! I love all of them! I'm your newest follower! I may stay here forever! Blessings, Tammy

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  38. Thanks Tammy, so happy you are enjoying your visit!

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  39. Hello Candy, I have been "ooohhh-ing and ahhh-ing" at your cloths for a couple of years now. I am absolutely enthralled and amazed at your collection! wow! may i be so bold as to ask how many you do have? btw you purchased the large primary polka dot from me awhile back..honored to have one on your collection...btw when WILL you write a book? best, melissa
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/randomretro

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  40. Hi Melissa -

    It's pretty close to 400 and holding. I reached the saturation point I think. They get used all the time and it seems I never get to some that I really like, so time to stop just acquiring more. :-) No books for me. I know the effort that goes into them and I certainly am NOT an expert. :-)

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  41. I love Vintage !I just found a GPK table cloth its a large size,it looks like new ,its the pattern of your napkins you been showing.HOW DO I KNOW ?
    IS IT THE REAL THING?

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  42. I'm guessing it is the real thing. Haven't heard of any reproductions.

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  43. Hello Candy,Great! Now, how would I go about selling it? It is 82" inches long and 59"inches wide.I have no clue what the prise should be,or where to sell it.
    I would appriciate any help,for it looks like you have a lot of experience,
    Thank You for your input.Oh yes ,My Name Is Karin.

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  44. Libby Taylor SeaverJuly 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Hello, Candy! I have 3 tablecloths in all and I found 6 Christmas napkins without its matching tablecloth, in my Grandmothers' old trunk that she gave me over 50 years ago. I found a cloth that has green ivy all over it and made of similar textured linen. I also have another cloth that is blue and yellow and green plaid all over without a definite border,and a tag says made in India. Further, I found one very large oblong cloth that is solid lime in color, with a running stripe sequence every 8", which is a raised pattern, overlay-like, jacquard texture, of yellow and orange stripes - its looks mexican - and is definitely linen. My last find is a cloth made of denim-like texture, has a cream background, and the thickly embellished border is overall lite blue, darker blue, & orangish-pinkish flowers of lily of the valley, tiger lilies, curly acanthus leaf motif thruout, some twigs and other general flora. Anyone interested in purchasing these from me?
    Thanks, Libby email me at libbyseaver@hotmail.com.

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  45. I'm looking forward to being adventurous with my linens. I've been sticking with solids and it is high time I broke out of that shell.

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  46. The vintage patterns are fun to work with and offer a lot of guidance for choosing what to put together!

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  47. As a pre-teen, I saved quarters to purchase House & Garden magazines because I loved the interior designs, and tables, in particular. Thank you for creating and sharing your tablecloth database and tablescape designs. When I started my fabric collections 30+ years ago, I had no idea there were so many vintage tablecloth designs. I have a few of the designs in your database and am delighted to have new ideas how to use them. Now, if I could just coax my garden to have flowers as pretty as yours... TLRT is a valuable resource and I'm glad to find you! Again, many thanks.

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  48. You are very welcome and I'm pleased you are enjoying TLRT. :-)

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  49. Candy, what a treat to find your blog and tablecloth database! I collect vintage linens, tablecloths and handkerchiefs mostly, and I am in awe of your collection.

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  50. Mostly table covers have flexible property to fit in all business related functions. Table cloths and covers help to enhance your product's look for your trade.

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  51. What a beautiful collection! I have been looking for vintage cloths for a couple of years and never find any in descent condition. Love your blog!

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