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Once again, in a basket, underneath a pile of crochet and embroidered pieces, this wonderful tablecloth was waiting. It has never been used and in wonderful condition. What intrigued me the most,
is that it has an embroidered cloth napkin, tucked into an insert on each corner.
Do any of you remember the days of going to visit friends for a luncheon or a game of Bridge?
Have you ever seen a piece like this before?
The embroidery is beautifully worked.
and the cut work to hold the napkins has been stitched in an expert fashion.
The napkins also are in wonderful condition.
On the back the writing on the corner of the table cloth says:
Kemp & Beatley, 1926
5 piece refreshment set.
Embroider with Mayflower cotton.
I researched both companies.........
Kemp & Beatley of New York is still in the linen business and
Mayflower..........I am not yet sure of.
There is not much history on either...................
are you familiar with these companies..........or their designs and kits?
I would love to hear!