Vintage Linen Oblong Tablecloth With Spring Flowers In A Basket. Rectangular White Tablecloth With Tulips And Daffodils. For A Tea Party

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Vintage from the 1950s

Material

Linen

Vintage Linen Oblong Tablecloth With Spring Flowers In A Basket. Rectangular White Tablecloth With Tulips And Daffodils. For A Tea Party

Description ~

This rectangular English white tablecloth is a stunningly beautiful example of a truly exquisite piece of English hand embroidery. A large design of a spring basket has been hand embroidered on the linen, with posies of tulips and daffodils either side of it, in the most beautiful array of bright colours. It would compliment a tea party setting or celebration cake, such as a wedding cake on a stand, beautifully. The basket contains wonderful spring flowers, so this would be ideal tea time linen for an Easter or spring tea time, or for a garden party. Its simply stunning.

The skill and array of stitches used show this was embroidered by someone who was exceptionally accomplished at needlework. The bright white fabric is very soft - its not a pure linen, but is a fabric of very good quality and drapes exceptionally well. The lay out of the pattern leads me to believe it may have been used on a slim table that was pushed up against a wall, hence the pattern only being along the one side. Alternatively, it could actually have been used from draping across the back of a sofa, but either way, its very special and perfect for pretty tea time.

It has been hand embroidered by someone with care and love over many, many hours. As shown in photo 8, the back of the embroidery is neat and tidy, which is always a sign of skilled needlework. It is a highly unusual and beautiful design and is pretty much perfect condition. To find such an English linen this beautiful and finely handmade is rare, making this a very special tea time treasure indeed!

Perfect for a vintage tea party, this tablecloth would work wonderfully with any pretty china. It would especially be perfect for a summer garden party or vintage wedding. This cloth would therefore make a wonderful gift, perfect as a wedding present or as a thoughtful gift to someone who loves tea and cake. It would also work wonderfully as a vintage home decor piece. I have put a rough date on this piece of around the 1950s, but it could be slightly earlier.

**Please ensure you check the dimensions and condition sections below, before ordering**.

Condition ~

This cloth and its embroidery is in excellent vintage condition, the colours are as lovely and bright as the day it was embroidery and the wear is minimal. The fabric is lightweight, soft and bright white. This vintage linen is exceptionally special indeed. Any further wear is commensurate with age and use. Please ask for any further photos.

Dimensions ~

37 x 23 1/4 inches approx. (94 x 59cm approx). All measurements approximate.

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your cloth will be carefully and beautifully wrapped in vintage style gift wrapping, with vintage style brown paper and ribbon.

**This tablecloth will only be shipped 'signed for' 1st class to UK destinations, or 'tracked and/or signed for' to international addresses outside of the U.K. (depending on availability at the final destination), due to value. If I manage to pack it safely but into a lighter posting weight bracket, I shall refund any difference.**

I have several other vintage tea party linens listed in my shop, so please take a look through the 'vintage linens' section in my shop.

**CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING AVAILABLE FOR FREE! Just select the Christmas gift wrap option in the shipping drop down menu at the checkout.**

I will always combine postage where possible and cost effective if you are buying multiple items. I will then refund any postage overcharge, should one arise. Please read my shipping policies before ordering.

Any questions just ask and thank you for visiting my shop!
Vintage Linen Oblong Tablecloth With Spring Flowers In A Basket. Rectangular White Tablecloth With Tulips And Daffodils. For A Tea Party

Description ~

This rectangular English white tablecloth is a stunningly beautiful example of a truly exquisite piece of English hand embroidery. A large design of a spring basket has been hand embroidered on the linen, with posies of tulips and daffodils either side of it, in the most beautiful array of bright colours. It would compliment a tea party setting or celebration cake, such as a wedding cake on a stand, beautifully. The basket contains wonderful spring flowers, so this would be ideal tea time linen for an Easter or spring tea time, or for a garden party. Its simply stunning.

The skill and array of stitches used show this was embroidered by someone who was exceptionally accomplished at needlework. The bright white fabric is very soft - its not a pure linen, but is a fabric of very good quality and drapes exceptionally well. The lay out of the pattern leads me to believe it may have been used on a slim table that was pushed up against a wall, hence the pattern only being along the one side. Alternatively, it could actually have been used from draping across the back of a sofa, but either way, its very special and perfect for pretty tea time.

It has been hand embroidered by someone with care and love over many, many hours. As shown in photo 8, the back of the embroidery is neat and tidy, which is always a sign of skilled needlework. It is a highly unusual and beautiful design and is pretty much perfect condition. To find such an English linen this beautiful and finely handmade is rare, making this a very special tea time treasure indeed!

Perfect for a vintage tea party, this tablecloth would work wonderfully with any pretty china. It would especially be perfect for a summer garden party or vintage wedding. This cloth would therefore make a wonderful gift, perfect as a wedding present or as a thoughtful gift to someone who loves tea and cake. It would also work wonderfully as a vintage home decor piece. I have put a rough date on this piece of around the 1950s, but it could be slightly earlier.

**Please ensure you check the dimensions and condition sections below, before ordering**.

Condition ~

This cloth and its embroidery is in excellent vintage condition, the colours are as lovely and bright as the day it was embroidery and the wear is minimal. The fabric is lightweight, soft and bright white. This vintage linen is exceptionally special indeed. Any further wear is commensurate with age and use. Please ask for any further photos.

Dimensions ~

37 x 23 1/4 inches approx. (94 x 59cm approx). All measurements approximate.

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your cloth will be carefully and beautifully wrapped in vintage style gift wrapping, with vintage style brown paper and ribbon.

**This tablecloth will only be shipped 'signed for' 1st class to UK destinations, or 'tracked and/or signed for' to international addresses outside of the U.K. (depending on availability at the final destination), due to value. If I manage to pack it safely but into a lighter posting weight bracket, I shall refund any difference.**

I have several other vintage tea party linens listed in my shop, so please take a look through the 'vintage linens' section in my shop.

**CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING AVAILABLE FOR FREE! Just select the Christmas gift wrap option in the shipping drop down menu at the checkout.**

I will always combine postage where possible and cost effective if you are buying multiple items. I will then refund any postage overcharge, should one arise. Please read my shipping policies before ordering.

Any questions just ask and thank you for visiting my shop!

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Returns and exchanges accepted
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Please note, it is not possible to reserve items for first time customers, I'm very sorry. I can only reserve an item for a repeat customer, for a strict 24 hour period only.
All orders are gift wrapped in vintage style brown paper and pretty ribbon as standard. There is no extra charge for this. Christmas gift wrapping can also be selected for an order at the checkout. I reuse packaging boxes and filling materials wherever possible, for environmental reasons and to keep costs down, but please rest assured that your order will still look smartly gift wrapped.
**Please see my shipping policies for full details.**

Items priced at over £20, or equivalent value in the customer's currency, will only be sent 'tracked and/or signed for' to addresses outside of the U.K, (depending on availability in the destination country), or 'signed for' to UK addresses. Where this is the case, it will be stated in the item's description, under the 'Packaging and Shipping' section.

Orders of multiple items that total more than £20 in value (or equivalent amount in the customer's currency) will also only be sent 'tracked and/or signed for' internationally, or 'signed for' to UK addresses.

If you would like any other postage class other than the default service for an item, please contact me BEFORE ordering

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