Monday, May 20, 2013

My tablecloths for sale on eBay right now

These are all for sale on eBay under my id:  Ridgewood5.  I'd like them to all find new homes ~

Every one of these is a vintage cloth that I've washed & ironed.  I don't use any starch since I don't want them to yellow while they're folded.  I have to stop myself from trying to match china to each cloth. 
Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Update - Suitcase Remake with contents

Here it is.  I added a wonderful 50s tablecloth, cherry-patterned tin, plaid wool blanket, red thermos, cheese board & cutlery travel pack, white & green melamine plates, & cloth napkins.  The good part - it all fits.
I still need to polish the hardware on the suitcase, but otherwise - ready for a picnic.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Little Miss Muffet's Tuffet with a Talbot skirt

I found this footstool at a recent estate sale for a good price & wanted to see if I could re-cover it.  Bare bones - nothing but potential.
I had the frame, but I wanted to use what I had on hand to see if I could do this project without a trip to anywhere.  I had a Talbot skirt that I would never fit into again.  Hmm ...
I liked the pale mint color & the big flowers [reminds me of a tablecloth].  I deconstructed the skirt.  Brought it out into the sunshine & thought about the insert.  I had a pillow form that I was going to use with an upholstery remnant (not big enough for the footstool - I checked).  It would be poofy, but I thought I'd like that look.
It took a lot of finagling, but I was on my way.  I was thinking about adding a vintage doily that I had & since it was the right shape & shade I kept laying it on the top.  Not quite done - I wanted a little bit of trim.  I didn't want a big fringe, but wanted the edge to be finished.  Upstairs to see what trims I had.  I found a pretty golden/olive trim that I think is the perfect sclae.  It doesn't fight with the busy pattern.  I glued the trim on, tacked down the doily & voila - a tuffet has arrived. 
I think it needs a stuffed spider if I bring it to the flea market to sell.  I wonder how many people would get the reference.