Thursday, August 23, 2007
The tablecloths on my dining and kitchen tables this week.
These photos do not do this cloth justice. I saw it in an antique shop about two years ago, and it had a price of $120. I asked the shop owner if he would come down from that, as it really was far too high by any standards, but he said no, and started to tell me how much work was in it. I soon let him know I had another hundred cloths of equal quality, and I'd never paid that much for any of them! A year later, we drove past the shop and saw it was closing down. So I went in to see if this cloth was still there. It was, and the price was the same. I spoke to the same man (don't know if he recognised me), and asked how much it would be now that he was closing down, and he thought for a minute and said $80. I didn't argue; it is the most expensive one in my collection, but I had to have it! The cloth on the kitchen table below is almost a match for the larger one on the dining table. They are the only two cloths in my collection which have Fuschias embroidered on them.
Posted by Gina E.