Jun 9, 2012

Vintage Sheets on the Table

Sheets aren't just for covering beds anymore. Check out many of the cute ways that sheets are being used on the table. Don't forget to click the links to learn more about how to make or buy these great projects.
I love this combo on a very neutral base with a very bright, pink pieced strip down the side. Want!

Everyone knows lucky charms taste better when they are served on a vintage sheet placemat with a vintage sheet napkin.

This amazing placemat set was part of a vintage sheet placemat swap. How fun! Swaps are a great way to challenge your creativity.


There are a lot of great examples of vintage sheet napkins around internet land. They are great details for weddings, parties, or for your breakfast table.

This is a great tutorial for making reversible napkins from vintage sheet scraps. Easy peasy.
These tiles are Mod Podged vintage sheet fabric on a ceramic coaster. This is a fabulous gift idea!


I loved the mismatched vintage sheet coasters.

This set of floral vintage sheet coasters is lovely. They would be so lovely at a tea party or garden gathering.

Did you ever make little potholders on a loom when you were a kid? I did and this set totally reminds me of those colorful creations I made in bulk.
The trim on these upcycled sheet coasters is the perfect finishing touch.

Serving Pieces

Hello totally creative. I love these bowls made from vintage sheets. They would look great on the table filled with fruit or nuts.
Tea Cozy

I love this vintage sheet tea cozy. The embroidered butterflies are so pretty.
Table Runner

I love this table runner that mixes sheets, doilies, hankies, and all kind of other vintage fabric and trim.

This is just one section of a large, pieced table runner. I love that each block is totally different.

This table runner features a burlap top with a ruffled vintage sheet overhang. So shabby chic!

And the winner of the most uses for vintage sheets on a table goes to . . .
Crystal! I love that the tablecloth, napkins, beverage bows, you-name-it all involve funky vintage sheets. Crystal says she made all this wonderful stuff from a 70 cent sheet she bought at a Goodwill Outlet (Goodwill has an outlet!?!)

Wasn't that fun! I have a couple twin sheets that I only use for tablecloths. One is too thin to be used in a sewing project. The other has big bold poppies that look great on an outdoor table.

So, who wore it best? Which was the most creative use of vintage sheets on the table? What is your favorite way to use vintage sheets on the table.


allycat79225 said...

Love this post. Full of great ideas.



charlotte said...

The woven bowls are so cool!

Jenny said...

yes, Goodwill has an outlet, but it is not for the faint of heart. It is nothing like shopping at a regular Goodwill (even on a half off day). It's more like a bloodsport. And while I've read tales of awesome linen finds, I have never come upon anything but the grossest of the gross. It is definitely worth experiencing, though!

Liz Taylor said...

What a great collection, as always! Thanks for featuring my tablerunner :)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wow thanks for sharing soo many wonderful vintage things! I love when you do this, and looking at all the ideas and inspiration :) xo Holly

Mama Spark said...

This post was fabulous! The link to the "potholder" photo brings us to the coasters instead. I was curious if there was a tutorial for how to make those. It would be a great way to use up some scraps!

Rebecca said...

The woven bowl is amazing! Love this whole post!

Quiltingranny said...

So many new ideas, how fun and I just picked up 2 vintage sheets today!