Shish Kebobs and Pink Carrots

This tablecloth was given to me by my neighbor, Lydia several years ago. I had tucked it away in a drawer in my china cabinet under a stack of serving platters and forgot I had it! Needless to say, rediscovering it was a pleasant surprise. Like the market tablecloth, there’s no sewn in tag, kitchen themed, and the 4+ color combination dates it to the early 1950s. There are a few tiny holes, and a couple of stains on this one – although I really don’t mind, it just means that it was loved and used.

I’m smitten with the gray/pink/green color combination, and the simple, stylized line work is wonderful. The border of this tablecloth reminds me of the staves and bar lines in sheet music and the vegetables, jars, and utensils are the notes. I also like the shish kebobs that frame the pink rectangle in the center.

 Corner kebobs.

 I’m not sure if that’s bacon or spaghetti on the lower left hand side.

Mustard, onions, and a pepper.

It looks terrific on my table!

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7 Responses to Shish Kebobs and Pink Carrots

  1. Nancy Durant says:

    I like the way the salt and pepper shakers and the jar of…something… are drawn. This is just full of fun graphics! Jealous!!!

  2. Tina says:

    The way the S&P were drawn – sort of askew – gives them the appearance of motion. (Not to sound all wall critty or anything!) I love the colors too, interesting to mix lime green and kelly green together.

  3. JT says:

    Was is THIS Lydia ?

  4. JT says:

    Uhhhh…. sorry, wrong Lydia.

  5. Tina says:

    I used to watch these when I was a kid, I loved Margaret Dumont!

  6. JT says:

    I didn’t like her when I was a kid, but as an adult I appreciate her brilliance.

    I didn’t like Laurel and Hardy as a kid either, but, again through an adult’s prism, those guys are an absolute scream.

    And, for a heavy man, Oliver Hardy’s agility is equal to, if not superior to, Jackie Gleason’s.

  7. Tina says:

    She was hilarious! I liked Laurel and Hardy too – interesting life Jackie Gleason had :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Gleason

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