Revisit those family vacations of yore through these charming, colorful tablecloths and linens. These whimsical collectibles are fun "snapshots" of America's tourist industry from the 1920s through the 1960s, as captured by enthusiastic textile designers on boldly printed cloths. Over 300 color photographs showcase state and souvenir tablecloths, towels, aprons, and scarves, all with wonderful graphics of state-related themes, popular tourist attractions, and historic events. Includes information on dating your souvenir linens, an up-to-date price guide, and a resource list of major manufacturers. A special bonus, sure to please all crafters, is a chapter with easy suggestions for creating toys, clothes, and craft items from vintage souvenir linens. This is an invaluable resource for vintage kitchen textile collectors, interior designers, and everyone interested in these enduring examples of vintage American textile design.
Pamela Glasell is a vintage kitchen textile historian whose collection of vintage tablecloths numbers over 600. In addition to managing her on-line store, gramasattic.com, she is the co-founder and President of the on-line Vintage Tablecloth Lover's Club. A resident of Southern California, Pam previously wrote The Collectors' Guide to Vintage Tablecloths for Schiffer Publishing.