Monday, October 1, 2012

Daphne's Boston Cloth

Sorry I'm a little behind schedule in connecting up with Daphne and amazing blog

In the fall of 2011, I took my first trip to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the flea market.  

I walked by a booth that had a very daunting pile of clothing and miscellaneous fabric.  Knowing that sometimes treasures can be found, I started digging.  Just when I was about to give up, I began to find tablecloths and found a surprising gem.

I added a few new tablecloths, including this fabulous Boston tablecloth...

Knowing this cloth was going off to live in the city where it belonged, I took the opportunity to do a farewell tablescape using Black, Scarlet and Periwinkle fiesta, Viking glassware and vintage red bakelite flatware:

 This cloth is now at home in the Boston area with my tablescape diva, Daphne, so let's take a peek at what marvelous things she has done with this cloth.....

TableTop Time - Boston in Red Stripes


  1. Your table is dreamy, Rebecca! I love how you also told the story of the finding, complete with a photo!

  2. That touch of Periwinkle is wonderful, R! The whole table just looks lovely, and I agree with Daphne, the story of the cloth's travels is wonderful!

  3. I found your wonderful blog as I was googling for info on my grandmothers California Handprints Reindeer tablecloth (the red/black version) and I thought you might like to know that R.H. Stearns was a venerable Boston department store that lasted into the 1970's. It was downtown right on Boston Common and catered to the carriage trade. The image on the tablecloth are of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden, which are still there and every summer thousands of still ride on them as a family outing. The little bridge behind the boats is still there too. The Public Garden really looks just like this tabelcloth!