This is the Quaker Lace tablecloth I purchased at Macy’s/Liberty House in 1991, the year we moved into our present house. I set this table for a Chinese dinner, hence the wooden chopsticks next to the two forks. As it turned out, everyone except David used the chopsticks, whereas he used the forks.
This tablecloth is indestructible and fits our oval table perfectly. Imagine, it has never shrunk despite numerous times in our washing machine and electric dryer. I am not sure what type of fabric it is. Cotton? Polyester? A combination of both? The material is rather thick and heavy, which may be why it is so durable. No need to iron it, either.
Further, it seems to be stain-resistant. One of my nieces dropped spaghetti sauce all over the tablecloth, and I thought for sure it was ruined. But, after treating the stain with Easy Wash, I threw the tablecloth into the washing machine and, voila! the tablecloth was as good as new.
I paid $200 for it in 1991, but it could easily fetch $1,000 or more today.
It’s one of the most beautiful things I own.