Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some new things

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Last weekend my mom gave me a huge plastic garbage bag filled with vintage linens and lace. This tablecloth is my favorite thing in there! Oh my gosh...when I pulled this out of the bag I couldn't believe how beautiful it was! It looks like a wedding dress! I think the only hand work on it is the applique edging all the way around the bottom of it but it's still so impressive!

I'm sure wish I could have taken photos of this in natural light because it's so much prettier than these photos show.
I can't believe someone hand-sewed all that applique around the edge. Click on the photo to see it up close.
I included the photo above because I think that may be my last bouquet from my garden for 2008.
She also gave me this linen apron. She bought this in the early 80s so it's not that old but I sure do love it! I think it would look adorable on a vintage type dress form.
Tomorrow I'll show you what I bought at the Santa Cruz Flea Market last Sunday. I spent a whopping $5.00!

45 comments:

glimpse of my world said...

Isn't this lace Yummy! Have a great day!

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy,
Go to Curious Sofa Diaries blogspot to see a wedding skirt made from an old lace table cloth. You'll love it and the wedding preparations are gorgeous, too. It is beautiful. Your Mom really has some treasures. The table cloth is beautiful. I can't get enough lace.!!!

SomethingOnMyMind said...

That tablecloth is absolutely beautiful. Makes me think of times past. Thanks for sharing pictures of it.

Glenda said...

That is so beautiful. You could even use it on your bed over your quilt.
Mom has great taste in these things.

Ciao

Penny said...

Wow, That table cloth is beautiful in any light~ When I clicked on the photo for a closer view.. It was even better. You lucky girl!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Wow, that table cloth is beautiful. That is so nice of your mom to give you those things.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

That table cloth is divine! Can't wait to see what you scored for $5.

Terri and Bob said...

That tablecloth and apron are proof that you can decorate beautifully with vintage (and not so vintage) things. Cindy, you have a way of just getting the best out of things.

Pug1 said...

That is an amazingly beautiful vintage tablecloth, it looks lovely on your table. CHEERS! Michele

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That tablecloth is beautiful!! The "pyramid" shape of the roses (second photo) reminds me of Christmas trees. Christmas trees made of roses......
(Leave it to me to see something Christmas! ;)
~Becca~

LillyB said...

That lace is just stunning!! That was the time when people took pride in their handiwork! A machine doesn't put its heart into the work!! That was so sweet of your mama!! Mine is like that too!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Charm Hill - Lena said...

oh my godness!!! that table cloth is to die for. Your mom did very very good!

Anonymous said...

I am not into aprons, however, I have never seen such a delicate thing in my life! Way to delicate to be used! And I would like to know where one finds such things?;) My eyes are always peeled, but this is a great find!!! silvia

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Oh that tablecloth is just stunning!!

Judy B said...

That is absolutely beautiful...Just love it!!! I wish I could incorporate more of that into my house...but alas, with two young boys into football and baskerball - I don't have that place for it right now. Oh to Dream!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my this is so beautiful!!! Blessed you!!! I was going to say lucky you but I don't believe there is such a thing as luck- but how nice for you mom to give these things to you so you could enjoy them to the fullest!!

THank you for sharing and I can't wait to see your $5 purchase!

blessings
mary

Carolyn said...

So your Mom has great taste too! I love the tablecloth.
Carolyn

Pink Slippers said...

What a great Mom you have. It is beautiful and the apron--darling. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Victoria Lynn said...

Cindy,
I love that tablecloth...it's amazingly beautiful. Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.
Victoria Lynn

Mildred said...

The apron is so pretty! The tablecloth is exquisite. What a dear your mom is for sharing. Happy Holidays.

Sher said...

Charming, sweet, beautiful - no one word describes either!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I have a love of old linens too and I would love to have that beautiful tablecloth in my home! It is gorgeous!

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful tablecloth! I can see that you and your mother have a lot of the same taste in home furnishings. And it is beautiful taste! :)

Have a happy Thanksgiving!
xoxo,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Your so fortunate that your mother has such exquisite taste. The tablecloth is beautiful and it looks so lovely in your home.
I'm looking forward to seeing your fleamarket scores...

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow howe lucky you are to have a Mom to give you such treasures.
Alison

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
That tablecloth is breathtaking! How wonderful it would be if women still took the time to create such beautiful linens ~ but it does make us appreciate them even more today!

Take Care,
Karin

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh my that is the prettiest lace I have ever seen.... it drapes so perfect.....
Have a lovely Thanksgiving
HUgs
Linda

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh my. Another perfect item for you and your home. All of the amazing details you have throughout your home are so wonderful.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Oh My Dear Miss Cindy,

As sad as it is that you didn't have your memory card in your camera, it's still a funny story. I did something similar back in the late 80's with my Cannon 35 mm camera. I had gone on a road trip by myself in the fall, as was my own "tradition". OK, so a normal roll of film has 24 exposures, but you can sometimes pinch out 27 pictures on a roll. But, I kept shooting pic after pic, and then, when I looked at my camera, it was definitely past 27. I really didn't want to open my camera and expose the roll of film that might be in there, but decided it would be wise to check. Guess what??? No film!!! I spent an entire afternoon out on the road to take pictures of the fall foliage and sights, but felt like such a ninny that I didn't have the basics in my camera. So... don't feel too badly. And it's good that you are going back to take pics again of the B&B where you went. I got a chuckle out of it. Love the pics of the treasures from your Mom.

Hugs,
Penny Sue

tommiejo said...

Very pretty things! I just discovered your blog. Love it!
I would like to invite you and your readers to participate in my blog giveaway for a little pocket purse. It would make a great stocking stuffer! Thanks for sharing!

Essemia said...

It's really beautiful. And the linen is lovely, even if it's not that old.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Pina said...

very very lovely...

Debbie from NJ said...

Wow, Cindy that is a beautiful tablecloth! Have a blessed holiday.

ShePea said...

So, the lace is nice...but my eye went straight to the bottle of wine on your lovely table. I was so "inspired" I stopped after work and restocked my wine supply. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie Kay said...

Cindy:

Your blog posts are the best part of my day. Lovely things from your mom, lucky you! Thank you for inspiring me daily.

Lots of love & blessings to you,

Debbie Kay

Iowa Gal said...

Such a beautiful table cloth. It would be pretty also as a curtain somewhere in your home.

ann said...

WHAT A MOM.WOW.A FRIEND OF MINE SUSAN, ON BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH (HER BLOG}FOUND ONE REALLY SIMILAR TO THIS I BELIEVE AT HORCHOW FOR ,ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?$1000.00.TELL MOM THANK YOU VERY MUCH......ANN

Anonymous said...

you need a padded type blue and white cloth hanger for that apron.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

That tableclothe is beautiful and I forgot to tell you I love that silverware, that was a good find!!
Hugs~Kelly

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! That table cloth is one of the most beautiful ones I've seen! It looks so delicate, and you are right, it does look like a wedding dress! I also love the silver you scored at the flea market. You got an incredible deal!! P.S. ~ Can you send your mom over to my house ;) ~ xoxo Joy

Kim said...

That is one of the loveliest tablecloths that I've ever seen. What a wonderful gift.

Tea Time With Melody said...

How lucky you are that your mom gave you these lovely items. The table cloth is gorgeous! Lucky, lucky, lucky.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Cindy....
I want your table cloth....Just beautiful !!!!!
Mo

Lynn said...

Ohhh Cindy, you are soooo lucky, that table cloth is absolutely gorgeous :) Wish my mom had treasures like this, but she never did keep anything.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh my goodness! THAT is a beautiful tablecloth! And quite costly these days, too. Cherish it (I know you will)
xo Lidy