Yesterday my friend, Patti, and I stopped in our local antique/consignment shop. I wasn’t really expecting to find anything because they don’t have many textiles and also their prices are way too high. However, I fell in love with this beautiful hand embroidered linen tablecloth. It had 3 or 4 little stains that didn’t look bad at all so I paid the $40 and took it home to wash. All the little spots came out and it looks brand new. I wonder if this was a stamped tablecloth or a transfer — I guess I’ll never know. The gold border is a nice touch and I just love the colors.
It certainly was not the kind of steal that my thrifter-blogger friends seem to always find, but if I had stitched this beautiful tablecloth, I could never sell it for $40.