Monday, June 29, 2009

Table Linens, Another Obsession

We just got back from a trip to the Caribbean and I have been so busy unpacking, doing laundry and organizing. I finally got to sit down. I missed posting on the blog and I think I will take advantage of my free time right now, just in time for Three or More Tuesday, which is hosted by Tam of Be sure to swing by there and check out the 3's that everyone is showing off.
I brought back 3 or more tablecloths from our trip, 5 to be exact and 1 runner but I forgot to take a picture cause I already put it away. We bought this particular one from the French side of St. Maarten, in a flea market. It's 70 x 120 and should fit my big table in the formal dining room. I fell in love with the toile print and I can't wait to create a tablescape with it. But it will have to wait because my blue and white plates are still in FL. I just packed them before flying this past Sunday so my daughter can bring them to Destin when we meet them this weekend.
The design is all around the edges.
Here's another one we bought from the same booth. It's the same size but the color is lilac and cream. Looks like I am going to have to go on a hunt for purplish plates or I guess I can use my cream ones.

We bought this white one from Nassau, Bahamas. It was maked down to $40 and I grabbed it from the clearance table. I was so glad to be there at the right time because it was the only one. It included 12 napkins with it and the size is also 120 x 70. It is embroidered all around the edges.
I just love the embroidery and the cut outs.
No cut outs but more embroideries on top.

We bought this square table topper from the Dutch side of St. Maarten. The beading is exquisite. The size is 54 x 54. I am going to use it this week for Tablescape Thursday.

Last but not the least is a beige embroidered tablecloth with cut work. The set includes napkins also. it's 90 x 90 square and I plan to use it on the square table that we just bought for the deck when I get in the mood to do an elegant setting outside.

That's it! They are heavy and they sure added a lot of weight to our bags. Luckily, John brought an extra luggage. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I just bought. Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you, Tam for hosting this fun event. I am so happy to be back in the loop again.


Carrie said...

What pretty table linens!

Candy said...

Now those are some lovelies. Can't wait to see you tablescape on Thursday.

Welcome home,

MoziEsmé said...

Very pretty! I love the beaded table topper, though I don't envy the washing...

Michelle said...

Wow! What finds! Can't wait to see one of them featured on TT!

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm jealous of these tablecloths~each and every one!! They are so pretty!! I think you should use your cream dishes with the lilac & cream tablecloth. Think of all the lilac accents that can go with it. Pale green also looks good with lilac. The embroidered one is so delicate. Sigh....

I was thinking that it was good that you stuck with linens on this trip as they wouldn't be so heavy and have to be shipped. Oh, no... LOL!!!

I hope you had a great time on your cruise. And you need to stay put for awhile! ;-)


Allidink said...

Wow I love those! Especially the blue and white toile one because I love toile!

All the best,

Sares said...

Beautiful linens Christine! How I envy you your trip to those beautiful blue waters. I can't wait to see pictures!

susan said...

I LOVE anywhere in the Carribean! I have bought linens there several times and they have great prices! Thanks for your sweet comments on the wedding post. Maybe now that I have more time I can post on your Sightseeing Saturday!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Christine, these tablecloths are exquisite. Absolutely wonderful purchases!!

KBeau said...

Looks like you got some great bargains. I know you had a fun trip.

Lisa said...

They're beautiful! The details are fantastic.

Rhonda @BlueCreekHome said...

Be still my heart! I love linens and your new ones are all just fabulous. My favorite is the first one.
Thanks for visiting me.

bj said...

I can't even begin to imagine traveling as much as you do. How wonderful to be able to go to so many lovely places.
Your tablecloths are all just breathtaking..especially the white with 12 napkins to match. I love that.
xo bj

Dawn said...

What lovely tablecloths. And what a great hubby to bring an extra suitcase for them!

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, you do have the most gorgeous table linens. Your new ones are stunning. I am always so drawn to toile, and to the beautiful embroidery and cut work. I don't think I have seen beaded ones before. It is beautiful. I can't wait to see all the wonderful tablescapes you create with them. BTW, how's the pool coming along. I can't wait to see the finished project. Hugs, Marty

Just Breathe said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, ooooooo, your linens are so lovely!!!!


Jill said...

Very pretty! Love it!

Together We Save said...

Beautiful linens.

Linda said...

Those are lovely, Christine, but my favs are the blue & white toile and the blue & yellow. Beauties! Linda

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Can't wait to see your tablescape. These are beautiful!


Kim said...

Beautiful tablecloths. I love the toile one the best. Can't wait till you get your blue & white dishes to do a tablescape with it. I would love to go to the Carribean someday.

Cass @ That Old House said...

OH MY GOSH my heart is flipping over! I have CRITICAL linens lust. FABULOUS table linens ... and I am also envious that you could find 70-inch wide cloths -- I don't know why so few cloths are made wide enough!

Amazing -- seriously, amazing table linens ... wow. Wow. Wow.

Barb said...

Beautiful linens.
Barbara jean

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printersdevil said...

Oh, these lines are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the tables you create with them.

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely! I can see why you fell in love with them...


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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ooooooo, they are all gorgeous, but of course, I LUV the blue toile. I look forward to seeing all of the tablescapes you'll do with these beautites! laurie

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