A couple of years ago, right before we left California to move to Virginia, I went to visit my sister-in-law. One of the passions that we share is quilting. As much as she loves to make quilts, for the last several years, she has become an incredibly talented long-arm quilter. Her quilting has been featured in countless quilting magazines and even a few books. On this visit, she shared with me a few quilts that she was working on for an up-coming book being published by C&T Publishing. These quilts had been made using vintage tablecloths. A few weeks ago I received a lovely little present from her. An autographed copy of C&T’s new book, Vintage Tablecloth Quilts … kitchen kitsch to bedroom chic.
Of the twelve quilts featured in the book, Darla quilted ten of them.
You can visit Darla’s blog at Wildflower Quilting.
I have seen a few of these tablecloths here and there, but never really thought about how they could be used besides, well, just being a tablecloth.
Now that I had been re-introduced to these beautiful linens, I began seeing them pop up everywhere. Who knew there were so many ways to re-purpose a vintage tablecloth! Some were pretty obvious, others very creative. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy these pictures of something old made new again.
NOTE: All the pictures shown below are not my own. I have acquired them all from Pinterest. Wherever possible, I have listed the original source. Where the original source is not available, I’ve linked the Pinterest address. These pictures have been posted for the sole purpose of providing inspiration for the many uses of vintage tablecloths. These, and many more, can also be found on my Vintage Tablecloth Love Pinterest board.
Here are more great ideas using vintage linens …
Do you have any vintage linens? Do you have one that is your favorite? How have you used vintage linens in your home decor? Do you have special memories associated with a vintage linen?