Thursday, July 28, 2011

Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell.  I'm sharing one of my favorite table clothes this week.  This was given to me by my mom, she was the ultimate linen and lace collector.  All through my childhood she was buying vintage linens at flea markets and thrift stores and she passed so many of them down to me.  This one is by far my favorite!


The photos really don't do it justice!  It reminds me of a beautiful old wedding dress!


I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I am...I feel like I'm hardly ever home these days!  I'm out enjoying life!

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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate. If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.

Thanks to all of you that join in every week!

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46 comments:

HoosierHomemade said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth! I'm glad to finally be home too, after traveling 3 weekends in a row this month!
Thanks for hosting!
~Liz

Karen said...

Hi Cindy, that is a beautiful tablecloth! I'm so glad your enjoying your summer. Thanks for hosting.

Nancy said...

That is one of the prettiest tablecloth's I've seen! Lucky you!

Carolyn said...

That is my favorite tablecloth too-so beautiful!

Thanks for hosting,

Carolyn

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

That truly is a spectacular tablecloth and it looks so beautiful in your home.

Thank you for hosting S&T Friday. I'm excited to be participating again. It's been awhile...

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I agree it certainly does look elegant enough for a bride to wear.

Thank you for hosting
Blessings Kelsie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness it could be a wedding dress!

Thank you for hosting.

Shanda said...

I'm back after a couple months! Love the tablecloth. So clean and airy!

Martha said...

It's a beautiful tablecloth -- I'm a linen junkie too and that is an awesome tablcloth. I can see why it is one of your favorites!

Sherry said...

How beautiful your table cloth is! It just makes the most romantic table. Thanks for having us.
Sherry

Tanya Anurag said...

The table cloth is so pretty :)I would have never allowed anybody to sit and eat on a table with such a beautiful table cloth on it :D

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

wow, that tablecloth is gorgeous!! thanks for hosting.

Ann said...

Cindy,
That tablecloth has to be one of the prettiest I've ever seen!
What a treasure your mother gave to you!

Ginger Zuck said...

WOW! That tablecloth is stunning!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is a beauty of a tablecloth! So pretty!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

What a lovely tablecloth, Cindy...! Thank you so so much for hosting!!! Hope your week has been wonderful...

Dixie said...

Cindy... that is one beautiful tablecloth! I love your style and decor... thanks for sharing!!

Cindy Logan said...

That is the most beautiful tablecloth I have ever seen!

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful Cindy!! I had a sweet friend who just gave me a box full of beautiful linens!! Need to show them off on a Show and Tell Friday soon!

Dining Delight said...

Before you even said it, I thought "wedding" when I saw your beautiful lacy tablecloth! So very pretty and looks lovely in your home. Thanks for hosting S&T Friday!

DD

stefanie said...

oh, that is soooooo beautiful!

Pamela said...

Your table cloth is beyond words! It is soo gorgeous! Thanx for hosting!

Bohemian said...

Lace is always so very Romantic... this Vintage Tablecloth is gorgeous.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

that is a gorgeous table cloth. I would be using it all the time! You are lucky to be enjoying life/summertime....I hope to do that soon :/

Marguerite said...

What a beautiful treasure from your Mom! Love the detail and softness of it. Thanks for hosting and have a fun weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is a gorgeous tablecloth!!
XO
Cindy

Karen said...

Oh,it just oozes with nostalgia and romance. I know that I would have just loved your Mom!!
-Karen

Carmen said...

Lovely details!
Carmen

Vicki said...

It is indeed a beautiful tablecloth. My first look at it, and the table setting, prompted me to say aloud, "Oh, that's so romantic!"

For all the women of the past who put so much endeavor into beautiful handmade linens, what a tribute to them that so many table cloths and napkins survived and have been lovingly kept by a new generation. After having ruined more than one delicate cloth, though, I always feel a need to caution: LAUNDER CAREFULLY. The fine work and tender, old fabrics need gentle handling and I never put them in a washing machine now although I imagine a "Extra Slow/Handwash/Delicates" setting could work for some pieces.

Thanks for sharing. You seem to have an endless supply of pretty things to show us!

Kerry Rossow said...

Thank you for another gorgeous party!
Oh, the tablecloth! I love all things lovely!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth, and since it belonged to your Mom, it is a treasure!
I'm sure she is happy you are enjoying it!
Bonn week-end,
Mimi

Audrey Pettit said...

Such a beautiful tablecloth! And even more special that it came from your mom. :)
Thanks so much for sharing and for hosting another fabulous party.

mercedes scott said...

Oh Cindy, your tablecloth is gorgeous! I agree that it reminds us of an old wedding dress; all those details and embroidery! Enjoy it! :)

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I love vintage tablecloths too and have many I can't part with even though my table is now different and many don't fit. Yours is lovely! Thanks for hosting and have a good weekend.
~Lynn

French Basketeer.com said...

I love vintage tablecloths, and this one is exceptional as you say! It reminds me of the ones I used to see at the NYC flea.

Elsie said...

Cindy I fell in love with that tablecloth when you first showed it to us. It does look like a vintage beautiful wedding gown. I am so glad you are enjoying life to the fullest. Have fun and enjoy your weekend.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
That tablecloth is simply stunning!! I have an obsession for vintage linens as well and it always amazes me how well they hold up year after year. You truly have a lovely treasure.
Have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Angela Bergamaschi said...

lindo.lindo.lindo..amei

The Tablescaper said...

This is gorgeous. I have many old cloths but none of them come close. This is amazing.

- The Tablescaper

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Just gorgeous! And you're right, Cindy. It does look like a wedding dress. How wonderful that it came from your mom.

Thanks for hosting.
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Bunny Jean said...

That is just beautiful I can not imagine taking the time to make one of those.

This is my first time linking to your party... I have been absent from blogging for more than a year. I have a lot of catching up to do... Always liked your blog.

Thanks for hosting.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

This has to be the ultimate in romance for a tablecloth:*~:*~
The detail is so fine. I am drooling lol.:*~:*~

Show and tell Friday huh? hmmm since I am new to this I think I might have to try this next week,,,,now what can I show and tell about?

Thanks for the great opp to share!!!
~~Wendy

Elaine said...

Your mom's tablecloth is exquisite!
So glad she passed it down to you.
I am sure it is a wonderful memory of her.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cindy, it's beautiful! Your Mom was a very special lady with excellent taste. Like Mother, like daughter. :)

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah