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 Site Map | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube Our obsession has been diagnosed!! - Tactile Textile Disorder (TTD):  A little known syndrome characterized by the uncontrollable urges to acquire and hoard vintage tablecloths, tea towels, hankies, and other textiles for the purpose of petting them. Left untreated, TTD leads to full blown Textilosis (our disease), an all-consuming love of vintage tablecloths and textiles. In addition to hoarding and petting, victims of textilosis display other chronic symptoms and behaviors, such as forming online support groups, writing and reading books and articles about the objects of their obsession, festooning their homes with tablecloths, spending inordinate amounts on stain removal products, openly dealing in textiles and even traveling to fraternize with other addicts under the guise of conventions. Happily, there is no cure! - By Clare Dunn

Tablecloth Resources

Want to Collect Vintage Linens?

Beginning a Collection

The best advice for the new vintage tablecloth collector is to buy what you love! Do not be deterred from purchasing tablecloths with stains or small pinholes. Most yellow stains can be removed or lightened significantly by following a few simple guidelines. We enjoy displaying tablecloths with a few small holes and even those with slight stains. A little bit of wear to a tablecloth adds character and charm to a wonderfully loved piece with a rich history. These imperfections are the result of years of Sunday dinners, family celebrations, and intimate dinner parties. People loved, laughed, and cried over these precious tablecloths, and we are proud to own them.

Enjoying Your Tablecloths… Use and Display

Most vintage printed tablecloths you can find today were made for the smaller tables of yesteryear. Common sizes range from roughly 32" square to about 54" square. We recommend buying several larger gingham and plain tablecloths in solid colors to show off your smaller tablecloths. These tablecloths are inexpensive and very easy to find at local stores. Layering colors will add texture and charm and help hide those little wear-holes. Mix and match and have fun. Our “imperfect” tablecloths warm our kitchens and brighten our lives. Our families and friends are happy to cherish and use each one, knowing that each imperfection is a part of its long history. Fold and stack vintage printed tablecloths in an open display cabinet. Tuck a smaller tablecloth under your grandmother’s teapot in the china cabinet. Hang them from a vintage ladder or over a stair rail. Bring one out on the garden patio for a lovely lunch spot. These wonderful vintage tablecloths are anywhere from 50 to 125+ years old and were used and cherished. Most will show signs of use. Linens in perfect condition are usually stored carefully and only brought out for “show”.

Want to Find a Good Home for Vintage Linens?

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Need to Clean Some Vintage Linens?

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Glossary

Glossary of Textile Terms.  Click here for more.

Vintage Linen Library

Books and Reference Material for Vintage Linens.  Click here for more information.

Tablecloth Condition Rating Scale

How to Describe a Tablecloth’s Condition.  Click here for more information.
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Tablecloth Resources

Want to Collect Vintage Linens?

Beginning a Collection

The best advice for the new vintage tablecloth collector is to buy what you love! Do not be deterred from purchasing tablecloths with stains or small pinholes. Most yellow stains can be removed or lightened significantly by following a few simple guidelines. We enjoy displaying tablecloths with a few small holes and even those with slight stains. A little bit of wear to a tablecloth adds character and charm to a wonderfully loved piece with a rich history. These imperfections are the result of years of Sunday dinners, family celebrations, and intimate dinner parties. People loved, laughed, and cried over these precious tablecloths, and we are proud to own them.

Enjoying Your Tablecloths… Use and Display

Most vintage printed tablecloths you can find today were made for the smaller tables of yesteryear. Common sizes range from roughly 32" square to about 54" square. We recommend buying several larger gingham and plain tablecloths in solid colors to show off your smaller tablecloths. These tablecloths are inexpensive and very easy to find at local stores. Layering colors will add texture and charm and help hide those little wear-holes. Mix and match and have fun. Our “imperfect” tablecloths warm our kitchens and brighten our lives. Our families and friends are happy to cherish and use each one, knowing that each imperfection is a part of its long history. Fold and stack vintage printed tablecloths in an open display cabinet. Tuck a smaller tablecloth under your grandmother’s teapot in the china cabinet. Hang them from a vintage ladder or over a stair rail. Bring one out on the garden patio for a lovely lunch spot. These wonderful vintage tablecloths are anywhere from 50 to 125+ years old and were used and cherished. Most will show signs of use. Linens in perfect condition are usually stored carefully and only brought out for “show”.

Want to Find a Good Home for Vintage

Linens?

Click here for more.

Need to Clean Some Vintage Linens?

Click here for more.

Glossary

Glossary of Textile Terms.  Click here for more.

Vintage Linen Library

Books and Reference Material for Vintage Linens.  Click here for more information.

Tablecloth Condition Rating Scale

How to Describe a Tablecloth’s Condition.  Click here for more information.
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Copyright © 2020, Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club.  All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means without written permission of the author or group. Website by North Country Website Design.
 Site Map | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube Our obsession has been diagnosed!! - Tactile Textile Disorder (TTD):  A little known syndrome characterized by the uncontrollable urges to acquire and hoard vintage tablecloths, tea towels, hankies, and other textiles for the purpose of petting them. Left untreated, TTD leads to full blown Textilosis (our disease), an all-consuming love of vintage tablecloths and textiles. In addition to hoarding and petting, victims of textilosis display other chronic symptoms and behaviors, such as forming online support groups, writing and reading books and articles about the objects of their obsession, festooning their homes with tablecloths, spending inordinate amounts on stain removal products, openly dealing in textiles and even traveling to fraternize with other addicts under the guise of conventions. Happily, there is no cure! - By Clare Dunn

Tablecloth Resources

Want to Collect Vintage Linens?

Beginning a Collection

The best advice for the new vintage tablecloth collector is to buy what you love! Do not be deterred from purchasing tablecloths with stains or small pinholes. Most yellow stains can be removed or lightened significantly by following a few simple guidelines. We enjoy displaying tablecloths with a few small holes and even those with slight stains. A little bit of wear to a tablecloth adds character and charm to a wonderfully loved piece with a rich history. These imperfections are the result of years of Sunday dinners, family celebrations, and intimate dinner parties. People loved, laughed, and cried over these precious tablecloths, and we are proud to own them.

Enjoying Your Tablecloths… Use and Display

Most vintage printed tablecloths you can find today were made for the smaller tables of yesteryear. Common sizes range from roughly 32" square to about 54" square. We recommend buying several larger gingham and plain tablecloths in solid colors to show off your smaller tablecloths. These tablecloths are inexpensive and very easy to find at local stores. Layering colors will add texture and charm and help hide those little wear-holes. Mix and match and have fun. Our “imperfect” tablecloths warm our kitchens and brighten our lives. Our families and friends are happy to cherish and use each one, knowing that each imperfection is a part of its long history. Fold and stack vintage printed tablecloths in an open display cabinet. Tuck a smaller tablecloth under your grandmother’s teapot in the china cabinet. Hang them from a vintage ladder or over a stair rail. Bring one out on the garden patio for a lovely lunch spot. These wonderful vintage tablecloths are anywhere from 50 to 125+ years old and were used and cherished. Most will show signs of use. Linens in perfect condition are usually stored carefully and only brought out for “show”.

Want to Find a Good Home for Vintage Linens?

Click here for more.

Need to Clean Some Vintage Linens?

Click here for more.

Glossary

Glossary of Textile Terms.  Click here for more.

Vintage Linen Library

Books and Reference Material for Vintage Linens.  Click here for more information.

Tablecloth Condition Rating Scale

How to Describe a Tablecloth’s Condition.  Click here for more information.
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