Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wilendur Tablecloth-inspired Skirt

You all know how deeply obsessed I am with vintage tablecloths, right?  I'm forever traipsing through thrift stores and flea markets looking for tossed-aside beauties like these to up-cycle into fabulous Retro Revival aprons.

 
Occasionally, I'll find a real treasure ~ a pristine, vintage tablecloth with no stains or holes, like this perfectly preserved Wilendur (with the original tag):
 
 
I think this pattern is called, "American Beauty."  Aptly named!

Recently, my bloggy friend CoriLyn from Poodles And Pincurls mentioned one of her favorite online dress sources, Trashy Diva.  I clicked on over to their website and found this!



OMGosh!  A Wilendur-inspired skirt!  Eke!



You can see how closely it resembles my tablecloth!



OK, I'll stop with the exclamation points, but you can imagine my excitement when I found this.
 
This is now my absolute favorite skirt.  It was the perfect skirt for sipping cocktails with Captain Project last weekend.



Cheers!

10 comments:

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, I love Cori Lynn and you look simply smashing! :)

As much as I love vintage, I dress very modern but I love seeing the outfits you girls wear!

I have never found a vintage table cloth that still had a tag. Maybe if I could get to the city more often!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love it!! So Mad Menish!

Becky said...

Oh you with your impossibly small wait! You look Fantastic!!!!!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Finding that tagged gorgeous Wilendur tablecloth, fantastic!
Buying and wearing a matching
skirt...priceless! Looks great.

Your post deserves all those exclamation marks, LOL. :) Pam

CoriLynn said...

Hehe! I was very excited by all your exclamation marks! And thank you for mentioning me! My eyes got huge and I giggled! xoxo!!!
That tablecloth is unbelievably beautiful! And the skirt looks perfect on you. I'm so glad you found something at Trashy Diva. I was pretty obsessed with that skirt myself. Saving all my cash for the Hopscotch dress though! ;)
~lots and lots of xoxo! CoriLynn

vintage grey said...

Wow, so gorgeous!!! And, how wonderful to find a beautiful, tagged Wilendur tablecloth!! So neat!! And, you look beautiful! xo Heather

donna said...

Love your new skirt. I am in love with vintage table cloths as well. I have not found a good one in a while. They usually have stains and are pricey. Bummer.
Happy 4th of July.
Hugs
donna

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Are you kidding me?!!!! Yes, exclamation marks!! That find is simply awesome, and I would be freaking out with excitement. And then to make a skirt to match? you are so cool, and you look great in it! Happy you!!
Blessings
Susie

~Xo said...

Beautiful skirt! Have a great 4th of July!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

The lovely Wilendur pattern in Royal Rose. It comes in red, yellow, pink, and blue! It's a must have in all Wilendur collections! Even better with the tag!

~Holly