By s4ndr4. Tablecloth. At Sunday, October 27th 2019, 07:17:15 AM.
Tablecloths are a great start, but definitely not the only thing you will need for your special event. Polyester or cotton-feel napkins are a great alternative for paper napkins for both aesthetic and environmental reasons, and they also look a lot nicer. Placemats are also great accessories to have because they have two important functions: adding depth to your color scheme and protecting your table linens.
If you think that you can't do much with a tablecloth, think again. Getting creative with your tablecloth placement and usage can have a dramatic visual effect on any dinner, event or banquet. Tablecloths, when used cleverly, make just as big a statement as flowers, centerpieces and the rest of your decor-you just have to be willing to arrange them in ways you haven't necessarily tried before. When you do that, your table settings will get as much acclaim as whatever you put on them.
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.