By s4ndr4. Tablecloth. At Thursday, October 24th 2019, 00:55:53 AM.
The tablecloths of today probably don’t speak to your social status as much as they did in the past, but when you select the right colors, the right sizes and shapes and the right materials that suit your event or occasion, then your table will most notably be a stand out on its own.
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.
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!)