Monday, February 27, 2012

Some Vintage Cheer

I found a vintage table runner back in December while shopping the antique stores for Christmas.  I really liked the colors in it, they seemed so cheerful.

It is in great shape and seems to be begging for a summer tablescape.

Right now it will have to wait patiently while we spruce it up for spring.  The mug is Lenox, Opal Innocence Carved.

Have you made any great vintage finds lately?
 I will link this to:
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday  at Faded Charm
What's It Wednesdays  at Ivy and Elephants
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday  at Sweetology 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea  at Antiques and Teacups
Your Cozy Home Party  at Cozy Home Scenes


Unknown said...

I so love this vintage design found in many runners & tablecloths, Sherry. Yours is fabulous.

Have a wonderful eve ~

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I love it! I would of had to have it if I came upon it!

Debbie said...

I have a huge love of vintage linens. I actually prefer them over anything new. This one would have totally jazzed me too. I love the colors.

My most recent treasure is a set of tea cups from our antique mall. They have Paul Revere's Ride on them. I love it.

Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer said...

Beautiful! Love the red flowers too! So cheerful.

Susan said...

Your table runner is very cheerful. I love red anyway so it stole my heart when you posted.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
You found yourself a wonderful tablecloth! A cheerful cloth for Spring or anytime. Love the mug! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tea Time and have a delightful week.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice colours in your new table runner and you'll be able to use it for some great spring and summer tablescapes.

MomWaldsPlace said...

How lovely. It looks more like a hanky than a runner with all of those shaded colors and delightful little bouquets.

Gina said...

Such a pretty runner! I love colorful vintage linens like this.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I'm loving that vintage kitchen towel! Just can't beat the old prints. Lovely.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I can use cheery! And it certainly fits the bill. The colors are so bright and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, I love your pretty vintage table runner! You found a jewel and a lovely snap too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sunny Simple Life said...

It is so lovely I can see why you snatched it up. Beautiful colors. I know you will create a beautiful table setting with it for summer. You always have the loveliest photos.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I absolutely love the vintage printed fabrics and this is gorgeous! Thanks for linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Heirloom treasures said...

Oh this is very pretty,love the cup too.
x jeanetteann

Snap said...

I love the table runner. In fact, if I close my eyes, I can imagine it on my Aunt's table! Memories! I like the Lenox mug. Happy Tea Day!

Cynthia said...

Very pretty I like the mug.

sparklegem said...

Wonderful colors on that table runner. So cheerful! Lovely tea cup too.

Beth said...

Hi Sherry, I like your table runner. It's so much fun shopping the thrift stores. We find the neatest things!
God bless, Beth

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Love this colours!

Maryrose said...

Hi Sherry,
Oh, your runner is so cute. Love the colors and pattern...soooo happy.
I think I may remember when these were around the first time....maybe.
Have a great day.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Sherry,
what a nice find. The vibrant red makes a true summer feeling. The Lennox mug is so gracious. Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Kim @ French Country Antiques said...

Love the bright colors!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sherry: I love your runner. It would like wonderful for summer. You cup is just stunning. I always enjoy my visits here. It is like stopping by a friends home. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

chateau chic said...

So pretty and springy. That would make my heart sing each morning.
Mary Alice

Sue said...

Very pretty. I love vintage linens, although I rarely use the ones I have. I finally took one of my mother-in-law's colorful smaller tablecloths and folded it over the handle on my stove. It makes me happy to see it brighten the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry, I like how the reds POP. Also, could you contact me at I have a question about the blog. Hope to hear from you soon!

Anonymous said...

I love my old linens. Yours is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

That's a great find Sherry. The colors and patterns sure yell "Happy", don't they? I have wanted a vintage tablecloth or table runner like this for some time, but when I find them locally they are either terribly stained or extremely overpriced. I'm sure I'll hit on the perfect one someday. Thanks for sharing your vintage piece at my party.

EllenaElizabeth said...

I do like your table runner and thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh Sherry,
I am loving those amazing colours. The flowers just add such a really nice touch in the room. Thanks for sharing!


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Lovely! I have been "eyeing" some of these on Ebay . . . I love incorporating them even for 'every day' dinners because they make it so special. Love the colors in your tablecloth.