I`ll keep my Linen tablecloths..

I could not have woken up to a more beautiful day. Sunbeams all over my pillow, crisp air, with this always wonderful feeling  Friday morning, it`s weekend ! Yes it is actually weekend, again.

This morning I read one of my favorite blogs, The Belgian Linen blog - by Didriks, that trend analysts predict that tablecloth in near future likely will disappear for good. That`s a bold statement ! Well, I could not disagree more, at least it will not dissapear if I got my way, that`s for sure. And ultimately, it is we who decide, and not those who predict and dictate the trends. Don`t you agree ?
The tablecloth has been a decorative element, part of table setting, developing for more than thousand of years. The history of table setting actually goes back before the medieval era. Around the 12th century the custom of using table linen was almost universal throughout France and Italy. Napkins have even been around since the middle ages when stylish people stopped wiping their mouths on the tablecloths and started providing individual linen squares for themselves and their sloppier guests. So No, I really do not think it will disappear anytime soon!

All photos : Libeco Home

For my part I`ll be sure to keep the tablecloths alive by decorating a beautiful breakfast, lunch or a dinner table. Nothing is more beautiful to look at, a large rustic wooden table draped with a heavy linen cloth contrasted by white porcelain with spring flowers set in a large vase. Added to those who are looking forward to enjoy a delicious meal...

A very Happy weekend to you all !!

~ Aina ~


Millygarden said...

Hej bästa Aina,

Vackra bilder som alltid...njutbart att se på och drömma sig till.

En trevlig helg till dig vännen.
Kram Marina

Home and Lifestyle said...

Linnen vind ik ook een prachtige stof, ik heb hier ook een klein stapeltje liggen en ik krijg er geen genoeg van!!

Erg leuk dat je in de Brocante Special van Ariadne stond!! Je bent een bijzonder creatieve vrouw!!!

Ik wens je een fijn weekend! Lieve groet, Ingrid

Claudia. said...

Wauw wat een mooie foto's.
Ik kom eigenlijk via-via, op jouw blog.

Mrs. Sutton said...

What a brilliant post! I totally agree - not only do I LOVE table cloths, but I certainly don't follow trends when it comes to something that I find beautiful and a wonderful addition to any table - whether formal or casual. Stick to whatever makes you happy and brightens your day, that's my mantra - and table cloths do exactly that for me! have a great weekend! x

It's me said...

Mooi he ??? Linnen !...jij ook een fijn weekend.....liefs van Ria....xxx...leuk dat je in de ariadne brocante staat !!.....liefs Ria...xxx..

oh-my-home said...

I love linen! I have many tableclothes in my home. Some of them are from my mum. I like one colored, pure linen and colorful, with floral patterns. I don' t agree, that linen textiles will disappear! I think it's the same story, like with fastfood. When You celebrate the meals, You want apropriate setting.

Fågel Blå said...

So wonderful!
Hope your weekend be nice!

Grip dagen said...

Stikker innom for å ønske deg en riktig god påske.
Vi drar straks til hytta der vi venter besøk av to familier til.
Der dekker vi bord både ute og inne med de vakreste duker. Jeg har etter hvert en god samling loppisduker som jeg elsker å bruke.
Noen synes jeg er gal som legger en gammel heklet duk på utebordet. Men hallo, den kostet meg 20 kr. Og jeg vil da heller se den hver dag, enn å stue den bort bak en lukket skapdør!

Nå har jeg hatt hengende et stort stykke grov lin på snoren noen uker. Regn og sol har gjort den svært vakker og myk. Den er straks klar for å bli inne-duk. En fin måte å få flott overflate på ny lin...
Påskehilsen fra Marit

ESpeCiaLmente GaSPaS said...

Beautifl photos :)

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Det är så vackert - bilderna, dina tankar, linnet.....

Önskar dig en riktigt fin helg!

Kram Mia

Ness Lockyer said...

I'm with you Aina. Trends come and go and are so fickle. There is NO way the tablecloth will disappear. They will stay on my table for sure!!
Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.
Ness xx
Marley & Lockyerlex

Les ptits coeurs de Marie said...

I consider that a table is beautifully drawn with a tablecloth...
Definitely i like tablecloth!!!
Have a nice week end.


kråke said...

Hej goingen:)) hoppas allt är bra och att du njuter i solskenet:)) håller med dig...vad är vackrare än en sommardukning med grovt linne och ljuva blommor med omaka loppisfyndat porslin och tända ljus....jag kommer inte på något;)))

Kram fina och en härlig helg önskar jag dig:))


Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

I love using table cloths....but I will say that in the US where I am from, they are almost gone.
Living in France has brought them back to life for me and I enjoy finding beautiful vintage pieces in the brocante and adding them to my every day life.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Rosalie said...

Wunderschöne Tücher sind das. Sommerlich leicht und edel zugleich.
Liebe Rosaliegrüße ∙∙♥♥∙∙

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am with you on that one.

Gorgeous pics you found - thanks for a thought provoking post.

Have a GREAT weekend!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hej Aina
WOOW.........underbart inlägg.......så himla fint :) Å underbara bilder.....
å missa nu inte......




De e kul :)

saint ange said...

HI my sweety,
I love linen on the table but also : bed, sofa... in all the house.
kisses from provence ++++
(I hope my email is arrived to you, my computer is capricious !)

Bleu Chine said...

I Love your blog so much. It is so inspiring and calm. Table cloth is so important for us in France. It is part of decoration and comfort. Have a nice day. Stéphanie

Tusenfröjd said...

Tänkte bara kika in lite snabbt och önska dig en riktigt fin påskhelg! Kram Liv

Helena, The Swenglish Home said...

Kära Aina,

Ja, jag tycker att vi struntar i trendanalytiker och bestämmer att vi fortsätter att använda vackra dukar på våra bord! Och linnedukar är nästan magiska med den speciella strukturen och känslan. De vackra bilderna i detta inlägg fick mig faktiskt att bli inspirerad att planera middag för några vänner när jag kommer tillbaka till England (jag är på påsklov i Sverige just nu), och jag vill absolut duka med DUK då!

Varmaste påskhälsningar till dig!

Douce Etoile said...

Happy Eastern my dear Aina!
All the best for you and your family,

Tulip said...

Ja enig, lin er vakkert materiale til duker. Jeg har noen gamle lingardiner som egner seg ypperlig påbordet når bordet skal dekkes til fest...:)
Man tager hva man haver:)


1 belle histoire said...

First of all , let me wish you a happy easter , dear Aina !
I totally agree with you ... tableclothes will never disappear !
I just can't believe it ...
Have a nice evening !

Christelle De Lin à l'Ours said...

I wish you a wonderfull easter day with your family!
Kind regards


Happy Easter dear Aina and thank you for these lovely pictures, it's just good to dream reading your blog...! have a great week. Hugsxxx

Laura said...

Here in America tablecloths are disappearing because everyone eats fast food in front of their television and their dining tables are used for other things. But not here Amongst The Oaks! We use tablecloths all the time in the dining room and in the kitchen. They are seasonal, civilized, and just so comforting. Thanks for a beautiful post.

Modern Country said...

Laura :

It's so sad to hear! And perhaps even sadder to hear that the family no longer sit around a table together and eat a nice meal. Here in Europe, the tablecloth is still very popular, both outside and inside. And the family is still enjoying a meal together. At least one meal during the day. And let it continue like that, Please ...

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend ~ Aina

Julie said...

Your tablecloths are lovely; whatta a great way to have a morning meal. :)

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Refini jone said...

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Although easy-care synthetics or synthetic blends are popular, we suggest avoiding them for formal dining because they are not as absorbent and have a tendency to pile over time. Some synthetics are also highly sensitive to heat, causing them to become shiny when they are pressed with a hot iron.

Roseann@Outdoor Vinyl Tablecloth said...

Great blog you have here. :) I absoutely like tablecloths too. You looked like you really had a fun breakfast!

flora said...

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