Vintage table runners and antique table doilies and linens look so charming on a dining room table, and they make a big difference to the decor in your vintage style home or Victorian cottage. You can use them too on a sideboard, console table, occasional table, or any other surface where you want to introduce a splash of color and textural interest.
We have a fine selection of original French vintage table runners in our online store, alongside other linens such as end table doilies.
Table runners not only look attractive, they serve to protect the wood surface from water stains and other drips from carafes, decanters, serving dishes and candles. These pretty textiles are available in variety of fabrics including velvet and brocade. They create a color and textural contrast for the table and can be layered too. Either place one on top of a tablecloth or layer several different pieces on top of each other for a custom effect. Many of our customers like to change out their table runners and doilies by season. They are quick and easy to swap out for special events, so it is always good to build a collection for all occasions. Perhaps you will choose a vintage red and green velvet brocade table runner for the Christmas holiday season? Or a pair of French vintage doilies in needlepoint brocade with a floral design in many sweet spring colors for your Easter brunch gathering?
In the table runners and linens section of our website you will also find a wide range of tassels. Many of these are carved and hand-painted, with gorgeous designs to add character and a unique touch to your home. For example, a hand-painted pineapple tassel with multicolor strands will make any kitchen look cheerful and bright. A monkey tassel is carved with intricate detail and the monkey head is hand-painted so he looks almost alive and definitely mischievous!