Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oilcloth Table Cloth

The sunny day came, and I got pictures of the fabric that I promised: I've finally been re-introduced to oilcloth, and I LOVE it. I love the durability, the wipe-ability, and the bright colors! This fabric was purchased from Vogue Fabrics online, but there are tons of retailers out there.

The fabric was a gift from my mom- she offered to purchase enough oil cloth for the both of our tables if I would make her a table cloth. Oilcloth doesn't fray, so I chose to just leave mine unfinished, but she's excited about having a scarlet-red serged edge- I'll have to take pictures when I'm done, you're going to love it. Her fabric is yellow, with big red hibiscus.

I actually think I'm going to go ahead and staple my oilcloth to the underside of the table- I love it that much! I think this gray weather is getting to me- I have purple, yellow, and green walls...and now I have an aqua and red and green tablecloth. All my mom and sister could say was "Wow, matches the rest of your house."

The basket you see above it one of my favorite thrift finds- a vintage egg-gathering basket. Right now it holds our collection of cloth napkins.

For people who have admired my chairs, Fred Meyer is carrying them again, in a slightly different style, but four different colors (red, blue, black, natural.)
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Aunt LoLo said...

Cute!! And I like the idea of stapling it down...but that means purchasing a staple gun. LOL

Cha Cha said...

I have been wanting to do this, so thanks for sharing. I feel more confident now.

Cha Cha

Su said...

oh.. that's Nice. Very bright and cheerful

Catherine Anne said...

Love it

Teresa said...

I love oil cloth too....I think I may need to run out and buy some.....Sorry about the weather....while at my daughters it rained I understand.
It sunny here today =) sorry.

Ticia said...

I'm jealous of your serger

Bobbi Lewin said...

Oh I love that fabric! I didn't know you could still get oilcloth; I remember my grandmother's. She would roll pie crusts out on it.