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  1. AnnMarie

    What a great idea! Store bought bed skirts are so expensive compared to vintage tablecloths at a thrift sale! When my store bought one starts looking too shabby, I will refresh it with a shabby chic tablecloth…thanks for the post!

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  2. paperworx4seniors2

    Brilliant idea, what better purpose could you give a vintage table cloth. Nobody will have a bed skirt like yours. I haven’t seen that many all white vintage cloths but that could be due to part of country you are in. I Just love the idea what you’ve done. It looks so pretty and fits much better than a store bought one ever could.
    I have several of the wonderful vintage tablecloths, have had for a few years now. Found an excellent supplier on the internet that I bought some of her less than perfect cloths for an excellent price. They can be used for several different projects using the good parts of the cloths.
    Vintage cloths don’t seem to wear out, the fabric is so good and strong, the prints are beautiful, at least to me.
    We don’t have a table/chairs anymore so I have been using the cloths for ruffles on ends of burlap and painting cloth table runners and for pillow covers. I cut them for those uses. Hate to cut them but felt keeping them stored didn’t accomplish anything so I started looking at them differently and decided to use one for pillow covers and ruffles.
    Who knows what else I’ll be able to use them for but I will. Lately I’ve been thinking about tea towels and curtains for my kitchen. I have some excellent fruit and checks vintage table cloths for that purpose. I bought a chicken table runner at an antique store. After we sold our table/chairs (no eating area in our home) I cut the table runner in half and used it for kitchen curtains.
    Finding good re-uses for these wonderful parts of history are very special to me. What I make with them can be handed down. I guess I relate to the prints and the cloths due to fact I was born in 1940 and grew up with these cloths for everyday use, I used them as a young wife and Mother.
    I’ll look forward to seeing what you do and if you use anymore of these wonderful table cloths. If you’d like my source of the cloths let me know ok? Happy Days

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  3. Pattie

    Love it soooooo much!!!! Now, I’ll have to go through all of my vintage tablecloths!!!

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  4. Deirdre

    Great job! I really like the eyelet detail. Thanks for joining the photo Friday hop! Cheers!

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  5. Tammy

    I love this idea!! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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