Ok, I've actually shown more than two of "My Stashes" but this is the second one that is only devoted to a collection. In this case: vintage tablecloths. Now, my collection in no way rivals that of my my mom (see My Credentials) but, I have been collecting for years. This is just a sampling. I love fruit, flowers, Mexican-themed, travel and mid-century abstracts. Basically, I like just about all of them!
Personally, I don't mind a little stain here or there. I try to get them as clean as possible when I first find one (see next post for cleaning details!) but, I use them all for entertaining so, having a little pre-existing issue here and there keeps me stress-free. Spilled wine? Cocktail sauce? Barbeque? I just laugh it off! (Truthfully, just spritz with OXYClean before you go to bed, launder them the next day and they are usually just fine.)
I have always loved decorating for the Christmas holiday, and, have had an annual party for years. It only makes sense, therefore, that I have a number of holiday cloths in my collection. I LOVE the inclusion of the citrus green in the two above. So mid-century. Love the addition of that color!
How can you NOT have fun when these are adorning the table? Even bad food tastes better! This last one was my most recent Christmas find. Spied on eBay off-season last winter, I snapped it up to cover my long table this year. I love the effectiveness of the black and white drawings - Christmas ornaments all hanging by strings - from the silver tree bough bordering the deep red center. Oh so much fun! I'm addicted, I know...