shades of pink

It was a pink kind of weekend....

I have a thing for vintage table linens... my local thrift store seems to acquire fabulous old table linens.  I'm always on the look out for plain white damask style tablecloths... or the hand "tatted" or crocheted kind.  It makes me sad to think that someone took all the time to make a family treasure that nobody wants any longer... so I guess it's up to me to save them.

Last week I came across something that is truly one of a kind.  At thrift stores and garage sales I've seen a few hand made runners, usually off white or beige, but never a large sized one nor one made with multi-colors!

It hung so innocently with the other tablecloths... some vinyl, some new, some old.  But I knew this one was the star of the day.

This one measured 80 x 86 (inches)... another thing I love about my thrift store, they put the SIZE of the tablecloth on the tag!  At this size it could perhaps even be used as a coverlet on a bed.  Either way she is a beauty.

And the price?  Can you believe just $6.99???!!!

I can't imagine how many hours it took someone to make this little beauty.  I think I may use this as a bed coverlet instead of a tablecloth... but we'll see.

In other pink news, my Queen of Sweden (old english rose - David Austin) is on it's third bloom and this one is more spectacular than the last two!  It is covered with blooms.  I think there may even be enough to cut a few and bring inside.

 So fragrant and I love the cupped bloom style of this rose.

And the final cherry (or should I say raspberry) for the weekend?  Two huge flats of just picked raspberries for freezing, jam and just plain old eating....
And they might have been the best deal of the weekend... a trade with my hardworking son for an ice cold Coke and a peanut butter cookie.


  1. That is an amazing tablecloth. It is so nice that you found it and that you will treasure it. That you appreciate the hard work that has gone into it.

    The rose is beautiful!

  2. Oh that is such a pretty table cloth ! Things like that just aren't made anymore , I am glad it has you to treasure it ! Wonderful photos and post ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

  3. The tablecloth for 6.99 . . . unbelievable and so beautiful . . .
    And the Raspberries . . . WOW!

  4. That tablecloth was a huge score! Actually, people are making things like that again, there is a huge resurgence of lace crocheting being done. But it would takes months and months to do, and certainly not sell for $6.99. :-) Are you making freezer jam with all those raspberries? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I agree - great score on that tablecloth! Wow. I have an awesome raspberry crop this year, too. Guess they liked all that rain!

    I adore David Austin roses - I have an old English variety too although the name escapes me right now. I'll remember it the moment I publish this comment...

    Have a great week!

  6. What a great find! Can't believe that price.

  7. Amazing, simply amazing! Some sweet soul spent hours and hours on that piece! It is nice that you honor it in such a pretty way....6.99 is just not even fair! :):)

  8. 6.99 is absolutely awesome for that beauty! Lovely pics on your blog; so summer and relaxing to look at.

  9. Gorgeous tablecloth!!!

    You have a lovely blog. This was my first visit. Take care~

  10. What a beautiful crocheted tablecloth!! I love the colors!! Wishing you a sweet day! xo Heather


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