Retro, 40's card-table cloth re-purposed into a kitchy apron. In creamy yellow with ivory trim.
Clubs, hearts, diamonds, and spades, appliqued in the corners by an anonymous needlecrafter. Perfect for your kitchy retro kitchen.
In the 40's war years, before television, computers, two cars in every driveway, a popular recreation was, entertaining in the home. Sometimes inviting friends in to play Bridge, Rummy or Canasta. After a time of gaming, refreshments were served on the card table and the guests didn't have to move. Out came the cloth made just to fit a card table. This one even had a playing card theme.
This form of embellishing linens with applique, embroidery, and many other types of needlework was also indicative of the times. These handwork hobbies were recreation and relaxation in that time period. Given today's electronic stimulation, the quiet time to pursue those heirloom hobbies is, sadly, passed. Thank goodness there are still some relics of those bygone days to remind us of how it used to be.
Whenever I come across one, you can be sure I'll rescue it and turn it into a "conversation piece".
A roomy, matching pocket, created from the scraps, gives you convenient storage.
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