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May 20, 2011

MCM Home Improvement: Dress Your Table and Yourself

By Sablemable aka Jan

It’s hard to find original table linens and such that are in immaculate condition, but new handmade items with retro panache can be found on Etsy.

Napkins and placemats are always needed and I’m tired of the same ol’-same ol’ plain beige or God forbid, forest green and burgundy colors.  Ugh.  But take a look at these gorgeous prints!

Seller hekkalandhyde made these Hawaiian/Tiki reversible napkins of pre-shrunk cotton.  A set of four costs $28.00.  Poi, anyone?bloghawaiiannapkins


Talk about “blowing your mind”!  These swirl print napkins will add lots of color to your table!  Seller juniperberries made these reversible cotton serviettes.  You get a set of four for $14.50.   These would look great in a home with a late Sixties decor



Remember the hens and chicks fabric I showed a while back?  If you’re doing your kitchen with that theme, here’s some napkins that will fit the bill.   The set of four reversible napkins are made of cotton by seller juniperberries and sell for $14.50.



Poodle skirts are back, at least on napkins!  Seller ME2Designs made these napkins in 100% cotton.  A set of four costs $16.00.



For those who missed their high school prom, make up for lost time by using these napkins at your next Rat Pack cocktail party.  Seller stemstallkids made these from 100% cotton.  The  set of four goes for $10.00.




I don’t know the history behind placemats, but I love using them and I love finding them in retro inspired designs.  Seller JennSki  made these boomerang mats in peach and pear colors (JennSki calls them Peaches and Pears).  A set of four costs $36.00.



Oilcloth was a welcomed addition for the MCM housewife as spills could be wiped away in a twinkling of an eye!  Seller shagetz knows a good thing when she sees it and made these set of four oilcloth placemats in bright red and blue strawberry print.  The cost is $25.00.  These are reversible, too.



Potholders and gloves.  You will love these, gang!

Seller kittycait made these potholders called Lizzy Dish, the fabric from the Lizzy House fabric line.  The price is $9.50 for two.



Seller collisionware made a potholder and mitt with a retro kitchen theme.  The set of two costs $22.50.



Seller sugarnspiceaprons made this sensual Marilyn Monroe styled apron.  I’m not even going to suggest how to wear this apron as it’s too early in the morning to get my imagination in high gear.  I’ll leave that to you!  This apron goes for $30.00.  Watch out for the drafts!




Seller cheapfrillz made this tiered hostess apron to go with your crinoline flared circle skirts.  The price?  $29.00.



And for those of us who lean towards the traditional type of apron, seller CreativeChics made this turquoise and white checked apron.  This apron sells for $32.00.



Lots of talent out there, I swear!

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4 Responses to MCM Home Improvement: Dress Your Table and Yourself

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    May 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Cute, cute stuff! I think that Miss Sara needs that tiered apron. That is adorable! I love those JennSki placemats. She does amazing stuff. They’re so pretty that I’d only use them when the neatest of guests come over. 🙂 I love the idea of those jazzy oilcloth ones! And those collisionware oven mitts…I’m just shopping away in my mind. 🙂

  2. sablemable Reply

    May 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Earthaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, I almost started filling my cart up while looking at all of those great items!

  3. Andrea Reply

    May 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Saaaable! Such cute choices! I have an apron that my daughter made for me in that retro kitchen print that you featured the oven mitt and potholder combo – that print is actually called Fifties Kitchen!

  4. sablemable Reply

    May 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm


    Makes me want to get my sewing machine out of storage, it does!

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