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Classic Tablecloths Give Your Table Style

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Want to give your table a classic look? Whether you're decorating for the holidays or want to sport a timeless tablecloth on your table all year round, you have plenty of options. All you have to do is look at the past. What did your grandmother use? You might be surprised at how lovely some of the older looks are and how easy they are to find today.

Lace Tablecloths: Simple Elegance

Nearly everyone has at least one memory of a lace tablecloth from their childhood. Today, you'll find these lovely table covers even more dazzling than ever. They're simple enough to use when a friend is coming over, but gorgeous enough to use when you are expecting special company, too. 

Worried that your beautiful lace table cover will be stained? Try laying a clear vinyl overlay over it to protect the tablecloth. This allows you to enjoy the beauty without damaging it.

Brocade Tablecloths for Fine Occasions

If you want to go with a classic look that will give your home a feeling of rich opulence, then brocade is the best option. This thick, heavy fabric holds a sheen that invites your guests to caress it.

Brocadecomes in several designs and colors, each richer than the last. These classical table covers have been used for generations and will continue to be used for many more. While brocade table covers look great  in a fancier setting, they do tend to be a little overkill for every day use, so you may want to keep them for special occasions.

Classic Cotton Tablecloths Never Go Out of Style

When it comes to the basics, a cotton tablecloth is ideal. It's easy to clean and works for a family table, as well as a party one. Choose from a wide range of prints or solids, to get the exact look you want. Even better, cotton tablecloths can be used under table runners or sheer table covers to get a layered look. 

Printed cotton tablecloths are ideal for setting the mood in your kitchen or dining room. From simple stripes that evoke a memory of simpler times, to fun designs that are meant to make you feel summery, there's no shortage of tablecloth designs to choose from. 

From eyelet linen tablecloths to brocade covers for your table, there are plenty of classic looks to select from. You can decorate your table from the past with fabric that will never go out of style.

The Fabric Exchange AuthorAbout the author: Genesis Davies is a freelance writer and avid seamstress. She enjoys sewing for fun and charity. You can find more of her work at http://inkyourway.com.



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