Saturday, June 11, 2011

Using Bold And Colorful Vintage Tablecloths For Summer Entertaining

Summer Parties Come Alive With Exciting And Vibrant 1940s And 1950s Tablecloths

Now is the time to pull out all your funky, colorful, whimsical 1940s and 1950s kitchen tablecloths and use them outdoors for summer lawn parties, festive barbecues and tropical themed parties. Or bring the outdoors indoors with pastel colors, beach motifs and nature's beauty.

Using Vintage Style Themes

You will find so many different styles of vintage tablecloths to choose from. Common summer themes might include nautical, red and white, cottage colors, state souvenirs, checks, tropical, Mexicana, florals, geometrics, primary colors etc.

Bold Vintage Decorating

Be bold in your decorating selections. Don't be afraid to mix a red and white tablecloth with aqua or green chairs as shown in the lovely accompanying photo. Or choose a vibrant tablecloth such as the fruit patterned one below and accessorize your table with similar colors.

"Hot Kitchen And Home Collectibles of the 39s, 40s, 50s"

In the second edition of my book "Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s, I have added a brand new chapter on vintage tablecloths featuring textiles from the collection at The Little Round Table.

Gorgeous Ideas From The Little Round Table

I must encourage you to visit The Little Round Table to see how you can set your table with lovely older linens and accessorize your tablescape with Fiestaware, old pottery, vintage glassware and dishes.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists


  1. Oooh, I adore the tables,dishes and tablecloths of Candy at The Little Round Table!!! She is THE BEST! So glad to see you showcase some her ideas and items.

  2. Love these goodies. You have such a great eye!

  3. Hi! The picture you have posted above of the Wilendur Manjares cloth and the yellow/green fiesta is actually a tablescape from Mybecca's Vintage Tables ( blog and not Candy's Little Round Table!