Vintage Tablecloth: Kate Greenaway, Wellesley pattern
I love the grays in this tablecloth. So subtle and elegant, they’re proof that everything comes back in style again. The light gray print of a frilly border on this pattern is particularly beautiful.
This 1946 tablecloth, printed by Leacock Prints, is another cloth from the Kate Greenaway collection. I purchased it new, with tag still attached, but have since removed the tag in order to launder it. I can’t stand pet hair. Like the Cornwall piece, this tablecloth is also missing its napkins. I wonder if the ladies who purchased these in the 40’s had a hard time actually using these commemorative tablecloths. Most of my tablecloths with tags attached are Kate Greenaway cloths.
This lovely cloth features a simple border of roses and lily of the valley in a scalloped garland around the edges, with a repeat in the center detail. The leaves are printed in a soft olive green that complement the flowers and the gray beautifully.
The lily of the valley on this piece was what initially caught my eye. So pretty.
I love the understated elegance of this tablecloth.