I received this vintage embroidered tea tablecloth as a Christmas gift. I love it! There is a vignette on each corner, with crocheted-edge lacing all around.
I enjoy thinking of the woman (I assume) who did the beautiful needlework. Did she make this for use in her home or as a gift? What drew her to these colors? How long did it take her to complete? Did she ever prick her finger? My questions go on and on...what a story I can imagine!
It was very fun to find things I owned to accent the tablecloth. It became a table setting full of memories. I pulled out a tea tin that the DH and I had purchased (full of jasmine tea) on our honeymoon in San Francisco. :-) The candlesticks are from a potter in New Mexico.