tablecloth of the month: january

jantableThis month’s tablecloth isn’t actually a tablecloth, but a curtain I found at the Target basement in the downtown Salvation Army store. (Sheets, curtains, tablecloths…a rectangle of fabric’s a rectangle of fabric right?) And since we’re on a big rummy/Phase 10 kick over here, I’ve taken to just leaving the cards and a notebook out in a bowl the table so they’re always handy. And the clementines…well they are just plain delicious.

I hope your January’s are off to wonderful starts so far!

xoxo,

Meghan

tablecloth of the month: december

dectable5I reach for this vintage thistle print tablecloth by Startex almost every December. The red and chartreuse print lends this beaut a holiday vibe, but not in an obnoxious way. Not that I don’t love obnoxiously Christmas everything. If you don’t believe me, come over and I’ll show you my garage that’s half-full of lawn ornaments. I just prefer to have a little that’s more low-key on my main table for most of the month. Made in South Carolina at the Spartan Textile Mills, Startex was known for the quality cotton household linens they churned out after World War II. You can find their cloths often at the thrifts (or on Etsy and eBay)…just look for the tag that says “Startex” in the hemline. (It often has a star!)

xoxo,

Meghan

tablecloth of the month: november

I know it’s a weakness, but I have the hardest time passing up pretty tablecloths when I find them at the thrifts or estate sales. And I have drawers stuffed full of seasonally appropriate tablecloths to prove it. There’s something about having rad linens on the table that makes me happy, and so I’ll keep on collecting until my lack of storage space forces me to surrender. In the meantime, how ’bout I share one from my stash with you every month?

xoxo,

Meghan