Sunday, January 31, 2010

Vintage Tablecloths

Another set of purchases made during my college years. I remember buying these and taking them home. I lived with an older lady that did not like being alone- especially at night- Etta Hogan was her name. She had a home health nurse named Fanny (last name never given). Fanny was full of the best stories of the supernatural nature- I seem to recall she was from a very small town in deep south Louisiana. Anyway- she and I were talking on the huge, screened in front porch and were going through the tablecloths and she starting talking about what a perfect shade of haint blue the ceiling was painted. Apparantly not only does painting the porch ceiling blue keep away the insects - it also wards off evil spirits (haints). It has been twenty plus years since that day and both ladies passed in the early
90's. Pulling out these tablecloths brought to mind some of the comment Fanny used to make that you very rarely hear any more.

My search begins for the perfect haint blue color to accent our pink guest room- I will recognize it when I see it- that perfect combination of blue and green that take you back to your childhood.

Sure you noticed that the cloths and pillowcases need to be ironed. Since they are not currently being utitilized I store them unstarched to prevent insects from being attracted to them. They will be wash and line dried on a sunny spring day this year and either used or refolded.


  1. Alecia those are beautiful! I wish I still had my mothers. Not sure what she did with them probably threw them out.. She was not a saver. Hope you show us the Haint blue when you find it!

  2. Oh I love all your vintage linens!!! They are precious. I have some that were passed down to me and I just love them all. I really try to take good care of them also.


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