Last week I hosted my daughter’s soccer team, for an afternoon of swimming and snacks.
What can withstand squished brownies, watermelon juice, chips, cookie crumbs and spilled soda?
My new tablecloth!
I have to tell you I splurged on this beauty, but I used my birthday money to purchase it. When the lady in the kitchen store explained the benefits to me, I said, “SOLD!” I couldn’t pass it up, especially with the amount of entertaining that we do, oftentimes with kids.
This oilcloth from Provence Linens is so superb – you just wipe it down with a sponge and it’s like new (check out the link, my poppy tablecloth is 3 rows down). It’s perfect for everyday use at home, or an outdoor party on a picnic table – or like I used it for recently: A SOCCER PARTY!
What I love is that it will not fade and it is are water and stain resistant because of the acrylic-coated cotton. The coating can withstand many wash cycles, provided mild temperatures are used. It requires only occasional washing.
Besides, I would have to agree that it looks like linen, and much better than that old vinyl or plastic kind.
So, after swimming.
And freeze dancing.
I’d say this tablecloth withstood the test. I cleared off the table, wiped it down, and it looked like new.
What do you think? Don’t you think a girl needs to splurge occasionally?
I say, “Yes!” Especially when it’s a tablecloth!
(My linen closet full of tablecloths – many from thrift stores, Good Will, yard sales, gifts from precious friends, and favorite stores like Ross or TJ Maxx).