I went to the flea market on Saturday. At first nothing called to me. Then things called to me that were to big and expensive. (I can’t slip a $200 side board into the car and not have the hubby notice…). Then I found a table cloth loaded with embroidery and Battenburg lace. And the price was better than I expected! Yeah!
I snagged it knowing that it was too small for my table. I snagged it because I had evil plans for it…cut it up and make an Edwardian shirtwaist. If I avoided the big patches of Battenburg lace, there would be enough to make a shirtwaist and there would be enough actual fabric that it wouldn’t be slutty.
Trouble is, it isn’t as small as I thought. If I take the expansion leaf out of my table, the cloth would fit. And with some ironing, it would look so lovely next to the buffet I have next to the table.
It really might be too lovely to desecrate with scissors. But then again, the table wont be shrunk down until the kids move out and a white table cloth and food… It might get more use as a shirtwaist.
I think I will have to iron it and shrink the table just to see what it will look like. I could use it for tea parties with dainty ladies rather than for my ravenous family in the middle of a dine and dash…okay, I don’t think I can do it.