Vintage embroidered tablecloth and napkin set

Found at Bargain Hunter (Anglicare) in Queanbeyan. A white cotton tablecloth with cross stitch embroidery, and six matching napkins. Very pretty! Probably from the 1950s?  I think it was either my grandfather or grandmother who told me that these tablecloth sets were actually made in China, and the ladies who did the embroidery would stitch with the cloth in water as it made it easier to see the threads of the background cloth, and the floss wouldn’t snarl. Update: My mum says her similar tablecloth was actually a wedding present in 1974, so this is probably not as old as I thought it was. The design and colours are nicely “era-neutral” though, don’t you think?

Vintage white tablecloth with coloured floral cross stitch embroidery



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  1. Jennifer

    That’s so pretty! I love the colors used in the embroidery!

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