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A Little Vintage Tea Party and a Fabulous New Tablecloth

April 19, 2015

A lot of people ask me what I do with all the cakes I bake. I’m forever trying new recipes and if I ate everything I baked I wouldn’t be fitting into any of my vintage dresses anymore! I usually give them away to friends and family and sometimes take them to peoples houses when I go for a visit.

Vintage Cake Table

A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to review an oilcloth tablecloth from Wipe Easy Tablecloths, and after looking at all the lovely designs they had on offer, it was a resounding yes from me! There are a few retro patterns and some  modern designs, but in the end I decided on the very adorable Paddling Ducks design. I measured up my table and requested the closest in size from the website. There are loads of sizes on offer and there are options to add parasol holes for outdoor tables too.

Vintage Tea Party

In the meantime Rob and I found a new table in a charity shop and got rid of our old one. So when my lovely oilcloth arrived, I offered it to my mum as I knew it would fit her table and would look lovely in her kitchen. When I popped it over I had just had a mammoth baking session and took lots of cakes and biscuits over for a little tea party with my parents. My dad had just bought me a beautiful vintage Meakin tea set which looked absolutely amazing with the oil cloth so I took lots of pictures of our little tea party to share with you.

Meakin Yellow Teacup

I absolutely love the tablecloth, as a mum of two small children I know how much use a table gets. The kids are forever doing crafts, eating meals, baking cakes and doing homework at the table so generally it needs quite a lot of protection. Oilcloth covers are perfect for making a table look pretty while also keeping spills off the wooden surface. It’s completely wipe clean and I’ve found in the past that they last for ages. It’s a shame I didn’t get to keep this one but I know my mum will really appreciate when the grandchildren come to visit.

Wipe Easy Tablecloths

Paddling Ducks Oilcloth Tablecloth

The design was absolutely lovely and features a selection of ducks and geese. I think it has quite a retro feel to it, while still being really fun and pretty. The colours are really versatile and would go with lots of different colours and decor themes, so definitely a flexible pattern to choose. If you’re going for a more shabby chic look there are plenty of florals ginghams and polka dots available on the site too and for more modern looks there are cute little stars and cupcake designs as well.

Duck Tablecloth

It was delivered on a roll so there were no creases to smoothen out which I really appreciated as ones I’ve bought in shops before have been quite tricky to flatten out after being folded.

Wipe Easy Duck Table Cloth

To see the whole range visit the Wipe Easy Tablecloth Website.

Find my Paddling Duck Tablecloth here

  • Reply
    swiveltam
    April 19, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    How cute! I love your cookies, too. I have a tea party group that hosts tea for each other once a month. You’ve given me some ideas. The duck tablecloth is so adorable. I never would have thought of a duck theme! I’ll have to check out the other oilcloths. Link???

    ~ Tam Francis ~
    http://www.girlinthejitterbugdress.com

  • Reply
    Mim McDonald (@crinolinerobot)
    April 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    That teaset is gorgeous, your parents have a great eye.

    Which biscuit recipe did you use? I’ve got a biscuit press but have never used it as I’ve never been able to find the right recipe to use with it.

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      April 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      I’ll track down the recipe and send it to you. Xxx

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