Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Calendar Cloth

I love, I love, I love my calendar cloth!

I was so happy to find this 1950's calendar cloth. The graphics depicting each month are fabulous, and I've decided to use the images as the inspiration for a tablescape each month. Here's September's edition, just in time to welcome the Equinox on Friday.

This jar contains souvenirs from a nature walk I took with my husband in 1998 on one of our early dates.

The placesettings make good use of my new tabletop treasures that arrived on Saturday. Hall 2991 salad plates rest on Fiesta dinner plates. I really like having another American made dinnerware line to use with the Homer.

The leaf napkin rings and the squirrel candle holder are both from Crate & Barrel. I purchased them several years apart, but the burnished metal treatments match well.

I really like the acorn details in the centerpiece as well.

Other items on the table include Gibson flatware, contemporary napkins and glassware, chocolate Fiesta pyramid candle holders and a persimmon millennium three vase.

I'm excited to use this cloth for other holidays. Orange is going work well for this could prove more challenging for future months! Let's see what the calendar cloth will bring.

I'm sharing this first tablescape of fall for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

P.S. Here's a link to this cloth in another colorway with the tag at The Vintage Table.


  1. It looks fantastic, I always love your linens. The glassware is great too, nice job!

  2. Love this, and of course, the squirrel candle holder!

  3. I always love your table settings. This table cloth is so cool! What a find. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. I really enjoyed reading your post today.

  4. i gotta say i got to caught up with your kitties on the header to see to much else, they are scene stealers~

  5. As always, it is gorgeous! Love the centerpiece.

  6. Okay, I'm officially in love! Wonderful tablecloth and adorable squirrels! Oh, how I love them. Great job with such a cute fall table.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!



  7. This is the first time that I've seen a calendar cool! I love your idea of adapting it each month for a special tablescape. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kay

  8. Your card table cloth is such a blast from the past~ and in such a great color for Autumn! You have set it with wonderful pieces that compliment the feel of the tablecloth.

  9. Your tablecloth is so cool. I like that you plan to decorate a table to match each month. Cute idea!

    The squirrel candleholder is sweet! He looks right at home in this tablescape.

  10. You can do it!!! My dining room has a predominant orange thing going on, and it works all year long! I'm excited to see what you do with the upcoming months!

  11. How pretty -- love that vintage tablecloth. What a pretty September/Autumn table setting. Love your new dishes.

  12. That us such a cute tablecloth! I love all the details too.

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  13. Love the squirrel!Your table is beautil1 thanks for sharing your table,JoAnn

  14. Your tablecloth is such a find! Its wonderful! Your dishes go it all.
    Blessings My Friend,

  15. Hi,

    Not just the centerpiece that I drool... Glasswares, flatwares, napkins/rings... Heaven.

    Happy TS.

  16. What a great table. I can't get over how sentimental you are to still have a jar filled with things from a nature walk date with your husband.

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Beautiful, love your color combos and accessories. Nature walk memories get an AWWWW.