I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Friday, September 14, 2018

In my vintage shop............I have a vintage table

I love to set it ,at different times, with 
a different tablecloth

a mix of vintage plates, serving pieces, 

and vintage glassware and teacups

Each vintage piece just seems to always fit in

 The old table comes to life in it's own vintage way
Lovely vintage serving bowls also add charm
Sometimes, I hand embroider coasters and napkins, 
and sometimes, I use a set of vintage napkins

An inviting table for family and guests
If I don't have enough place mats, I often use vintage 
embroidered dresser runners, folded to serve as such

Sometimes, I set complete sets of dishware 
for  a lovely farmhouse look

 Take time enough for your meals, and eat them in company whenever you can. 
There is no need for hurry in life—least of all when we are eating. 
Edward Everett Hale, "How to Get the Best of It," c.1892


lil red hen said...

Kathleen, this post is perfect!! I LOVE vintage dishes!! I think I've mentioned that I have a collection of Homer Laughlin plates, platters, sugar and creamer sets. Every now and then I use a couple of the plates for the farmer and me, and when I have guests on holidays I pull out a platter or two for serving. Also, I drool over those beautiful scarves; they're so much prettier than plastic place mats! Thanks for sharing these pieces with us.

Sandra said...

Everything is beautiful. My favorites are the coasters that you embroidered. What fun to have this special place for you to decorate and change with all your treasures. I would spend a lot of time there!

Laurie said...

Oh how pretty! I love vintage table cloths, linens and dishes, and you arranged them beautifully Kathleen. I love your idea of table runners for the place mats. I never would have thought of that!

mamasmercantile said...

Each setting more beautiful than the last. A joy to see the vintage treasure all together.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love mixing the patterns and your linens are wonderful!

Prims By The Water said...

With the colors of vintage pieces, it is so east to mix and match. Love your settings! Janice

happyone said...

Such pretty vintage table clothes and loved all the pretty dishes too.

Debra said...

So beautiful. I share your love of old china-especially with flowers on it!

Gina E. said...

Gorgeous displays Kathleen! I don't have vintage china, but I do have hundreds of embroidered cloths, napkins, etc. and I love to dress up our dining room table for guests, or the kitchen table just for me and hubby!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So very pretty! I have some lovely rose dishes from my great grandmother that are somewhat similar to these. Especially love going through vintage linens at the thrift store and bought several pieces while in Colorado in May.