By s4ndr4. Tablecloth. At Sunday, October 27th 2019, 07:23:35 AM.
Tablecloths; they are available in a myriad of shapes, sizes and even materials. Over the years, material choices have been refined and updated, as new technologies have been developed to ensure that modern tablecloths can withstand everything we have to throw at them (literally!)
Tablecloth design, like any other fashion art form, reflected existing tastes and styles of the period. We can use the records of these fashions and moods to generally determine dates. Although in some cases the tablecloths can be assigned to a general decade, as I have done in my book, or even to a specific group of years, the lack of manufacturing records or other cataloguing of these delightful keepsakes makes assigning any one date extremely difficult. For my book, I researched the history of the dyes, copyright & trademark records and poured over vintage catalogs to come up the a “quick reference summary” to help you date your tablecloths.
In any case, think about your preferences when you’re deciding between tablecloths as well as the style and the elegance that you want to transmit. For the finishing touch try to match the colors to your dishware.