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Every year at this time of year I look forward to an annual camping trip. It’s a wonderful feeling to take a break from your hectic busy life and enjoy the serenity of the forest and nature. You want to pack lightly yet you don’t want to be stuck camping without any of the essentials. Here are some quick ideas for a great camping experience:

food and tablecloth for camping

You need to be organized if you want to have a good trip. Make a camping check list before your trip so you don’t make a mistake of bringing food for the barbecue without the grill or bringing a tent without the stakes.

Figure out if this will be a backpacking trip or one that you’ll take a car or RV. Many more items can go into an automobile that in a backpack.

Think ahead. You need to know where you are going so you can plan accordingly. Bring insect repellent for areas with ticks or other insects. Bring rain gear for rainy or wet areas and warm clothing if the weather will get cooler.

tablecloth for a camping trip

Here is a basic camping supplies list:

Flashlight/Batteries

First Aid

GPS/Compass

Credit Cards/Cash/Permits for fishing-camping if needed

Sleeping Gear-Tents, sleeping bags, blankets

Clothing

Water, Food

Misc Toiletries

camping tablecloth

A great idea would be to bring a vinyl tablecloth along for your camping trip. It’s lightweight and easy to carry around yet strong enough to fold up and reuse as you move along. Its wipe clean cloth will give you a sanitary place to prepare and eat your food. I love the tavern checks design and they come in many colors options. There are also other fabulous vinyl tablecloth prints for you to choose from.

Planning ahead and bringing along the necessities that is needed will make for a great trip. Be careful of any bears, snakes and know what to do if you encounter one. Have fun, stay safe and when you return, let us know how enjoyable your experience was.

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It sometimes feels like summer will never get here but when it does, you need to take full advantage. Now is the time to lighten the feel of your home décor. Dress your home in a cool and chic way by using our market stripe and parchment stripe table runners.

Table runners are a really great way to dress your kitchen or dining room table. The main advantage of a runner over a tablecloth at this time of year is that you aren’t covering the whole surface which looks lean and clean. It leaves the surface uncluttered. Table runners on a bare table provide some extra color while coordinating placemats protect the table at each place setting. You can also use smaller table runners on coffee tables and dressers, and placemats on small side tables.

Sampler Placemat

A nice idea for when it’s hot outside is to choose a market stripe or parchment stripe table runners to create a cool fresh feeling in your home. Using bold and bright colors when the temperature is rising may be fine, but natural and earthen colors are much better when you’re looking to relax and chill out.

The parchment stripe table runners have an alternating band of color in light and dark “truffle” shades which lends them visibility and contrast. Market Stripe Table Runners borrow the look of antique grain-market sacks in tasteful neutral shades, adding soft, pleasing color to your home. Similarly the Sampler table runners and matching placemats  offer you a natural and sumptuous palette of muted-stripes.

Parchment Stripe Placemat

Don’t forget that these table runners and place mats can form the basis of a fabulous summer look. Capitalize on the earthen tones by adding terracotta pots filled with fresh  potpourri or plants. Alternatively display fruit and flowers in basket wear. The colors of the reddish terracotta and darker brown basket weave will complement the tones of the table runners beautifully, and the items that you choose to decorate with will lend color to your display. Remember however, to keep the overall look quite simple and fresh.

In fact, why not spoil your picnic table with a whole farmer’s market look? Choose from either the Parchment Stripe, Market Stripe or Sampler table runners and matching place-mats as the basis of this look. Again, decorate with pots, baskets, wooden bread boards, plates and bowls, and display fine and wholesome seasonal produce in as much abundance as you can afford. Hard-boil some free range eggs, leave them in their shells and add to a bowl. Fill a basket with salad and tomatoes.

Freshly bake some bread (or buy fresh) and display on your breadboard with real butter and an assortment of good cheeses. Create a meat platter of thinly sliced meats, and set it next to some bowls of pickles and relishes. Finish the whole look off with wild summer flowers arranged in empty aluminium cans.

Market Stripe Table Runner

Once the season is over you can employ table runners and place mats by placing them over a coordinating tablecloth. This can add an extra layer to your look and means that you aren’t restricted by the season. For now though, enjoy the weather and enjoy the cool and muted fresh summer look.

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July 4th is a day to celebrate our freedom with family and friends. Here are some great July Fourth ideas for you to enjoy.

Decorate your table with the classic red white and blue. Spread out a red or white tablecloth and then add accents to your taste. Add something blue such as a blue napkin, place mats or a table runner.  Place red white and blue ribbons to the flower vase, or tie a ribbon around your cloth napkins as a napkin ring.

ribbon decorations

 

After you have finished your dinner its time to bring out the desserts. These July Fourth Flag cake pops looks irresistible. You can also create this flag by scooping out sorbet or ice cream scoops for a refreshing dessert. Here is the link for the recipe:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/all-holidays/4th-of-july/cake-ball-flag-cake

 

July Fourth cake pops

 

Cupcakes have been quite the rage for the last few years, and now Push-Up Cakes are taking the cupcake world by storm. These are a huge hit with any crowd and are deceptively easy to make. Here is the link for recipe:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/all-holidays/4th-of-july/fireworks-push-up-cakes

 

July Fourth push up cakes

You can always add something healthy to your cupcake dessert by adding some fresh fruit  that are plentiful this time of year. A fresh fruit platter with strawberries, cherries, raspberries, and blueberries make a healthy presentation and refreshing after a big meal.

July 4th cupcakes

 

 

 

 

Last but now least have a game or an activity prepared for the children (or adults!) to do. It can be something simple as bringing some crayons along for them to create a picture or this cool twist on the classic hopscotch game. It makes a get together much more memorable and a great ice breaker when an activity is done together as a family.  Wishing you all a happy July 4th and a great weekend.

hopscotch

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Tables come in all different styles. If you have a wooden table, a tiled table or an aluminum table with an intricate design you don’t necessarily want to hide its beauty under a tablecloth all the time.  Our clear plastic tablecloth is a heavy 6.0 gauge and will protect your tables from getting ruined by stains and scratches. The table protectors are excellent for outdoor patio tables since it is waterproof and easy to maintain.

patio table

Many like to add to the décor by putting on an elegant tablecloth on their table. If there are children at the table or a large party were spills tend to happen you may want to think twice before spreading out fine table linens. People want to preserve their cloth and lace tablecloths from getting ruined and from having to wash it frequently. Our clear vinyl tablecloth is the perfect solution to protect your tablecloth and save you time and money along the way. Simply wipe down and continue to enjoy your company.

outdoor table

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Summer is here and that means something different to everyone. For some, it means spending their free time soaking up the sun at the beach or at the pool. Others would rather stay indoors and enjoy an air conditioned room. Many, due to the economy are not traveling far and instead bringing summer fun to their home and backyards. Whether you enjoy a peaceful quiet dinner or love to throw a summer party, here are some of our favorite summer tablecloth picks for an indoor or outdoor table.

summer at the beach

Lava-the two tone design come in seven fabulous colors. Available in rectangle, square, and round tablecloths as well as cloth napkins and placemats. I especially love the “Wet” color since it reminds me of the ocean waves. Another great color is “Cherry” since it is a great fruit which comes to mind during this season. “Kiwi” reminds me of the vast blades of grass that surround us during this time of year.

lava tablecloths

Wedgewood Blue-is a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth with a Moiré design. Its beautiful blue color is great tablecloth for a poolside party or for a home near a beachfront.

Printed Vinyl -are great for your pool parties or outdoor patios since they are durable and easy to clean. Enjoy Manchester Rose with pretty pink roses and buds, Elegant Fern, Savoy Garden and Wild Berries which reminds me of a summer’s day picking berries in the field.  Available in placemats, fitted tablecloths, and oblong, round and oval tablecloths.

vinyl tablecloth

Cloth Napkins-even something as small as a napkin can bring a table to life. Choose a bold and bright color or a pale pastel and match it to some freshly picked flowers or any other serving dish or accessory.

Galaxy Vinyl Tablecloth-is a favorite since there are so many color options to choose from. With a strong 6.0 gauge it is a great option for the outdoors.

Galaxy vinyl tablecloths

 

Picnic Tablecloths and Napkins-What says summer more than picnics and barbecues? Choose from burgundy and white, blue and white, green and white, yellow and white and the classical red and white in vinyl or cloth.

checked cloth napkins

checkered tablecloths

Let us know what your favorite way to spend your summer day is and what your favorite summer colors are!

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Recently we had many customers inquiring about our fitted vinyl tablecloths. They wanted to know what size tablecloth will fit their table size. Generally speaking, if a round table measures 60 inches in diameter then a 60 inch round tablecloth (fitted) is needed. If the table thickness is thicker than a typical standard table than a few extra inches is needed. Here at your tablecloth.com we can custom make any size that is needed. If you don’t see the tablecloth size you are looking for, please contact us and we’ll be happy to customize that size for you.galaxy fitted vinyl tablecloth

 

The fitted tablecloths are flannel backed which protect your table from scratches. They also have an elasticized band which holds it firmly in place. The tablecloths we carry are 3mil and 6mil thick. The most popular fitted tablecloth we carry is the Galaxy which is a 6 mil gauge and comes in an abundance of solid colors to choose from. Another very popular item is the Tavern Checks and Elegant Fern which is 3 mil thick and is great for restaurants and picnic tables. Depending if the tablecloths are being used for indoors, or for picnic table covers, patio table covers, restaurant or commercial venue, this will help you determine what size thickness is the right one for you.

A great gift for Mothers Day or for any other occasion is a gift certificate. It’s a wonderful way to show all the mothers you love how much you care about them and they’ll love you for letting them order something they like according to their taste.

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Many people prefer using vinyl tablecloths over cloth and here are some of the reasons why:

Compared to the more elegant lace and cloth tablecloths, vinyl tablecloths are reasonably priced. It is affordable for anyone on a budget, perfect for a family that uses a tablecloth for their everyday dinner table or a restaurant entity serving customers on a daily basis.  They are strong and durable. It can be used over and over again.

Outdoor Vinyl Tablecloth

Vinyl tablecloths are great for outdoors. When the weather starts getting nicer we tend to want to spend some quality time outdoors. The weather though can be unpredictable. When using a vinyl tablecloth, there is no worrying about the rain ruining your tablecloth. It is also more resistant to sunlight which keeps the color lasting longer. Our fitted tablecloths have an elasticized band that keeps the tablecloth firmly in place so if children tug at it, food and drink will have less of a chance to spill over and if it’s windy, the wind will not blow it away. People tend to move around more often at an outdoor barbeque or party so a strong and durable tablecloth is a great choice. One can leave their tablecloth outdoors and not have to bring one out just for serving. Since there are also many colors and styles to choose from it adds elegance to the outdoor décor to have something pretty out on the patio or picnic tables at all times.

Restaurant Vinyl Tablecloth

Lace and cloth tablecloths need washing and special care is needed for the more delicate and intricate table linens. Vinyl tablecloths however are so easy to clean. It is great for a serving table at an event where there are lots or food and drink or practical at a lunchroom or cafeteria where there is constant serving and cleaning up. A family with little children who might spill their food and drink would love using these tablecloths. It keeps the anxiety level down as you just have to wipe the spill up with a rag and it will make dinnertime a happier family event.

Tavern Checks Green Vinyl Tablecloth

Vinyl tablecloths come in a variety of colors and sizes, in solid colors and printed styles. When buying one for general everyday use or for a special event, there is something for everyone to choose.  Custom sizes are available for a hard to fit table.

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