perfect tablecloths

“A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.” Anton Chekhov

I cook and entertain more in the summer than I do in any other season.  It is casual entertaining, and both my indoor and outdoor tables require tablecloths.  I love table linens as much as I love to cook and finding attractive tablecloths I love is always fun.  Here are some sources I use.

linen tableclothFor a basic workhorse table cloth, Solino Home 100% pure linen tablecloth gets high marks.  It is made from European flax, a natural fabric, and is good for indoor and outdoor use.  It comes in 9 solid colors and 11 shapes and sizes.  It is machine washable.  A standard 54” x 72” size is $44.99.


perfect tablecloth with flower motif


For gorgeous special-occasion crisp linen tablecloths, La DoubleJ has a great selection. They are machine washable and made in Italy.  They come in three sizes – small is 180” x 180” for $210.  The Medium is 180” x 280” for $305, and the extra-large is 180” x 350” for $390.  There are 16 beautiful patterns to choose from.




H & M perfect tableclothes





H & M does not leap to mind as a source for tablecloths, but they have a large, reasonably priced selection. This green and white striped 100% cotton table cloth is 57” x 79”.  It is machine washable and also available in grey and white stripe.  $24.99.




patterned tablecloths


In addition to many solid colored washed linen table cloths, H & M also has patterns.  This turquoise pattern with leaves, flowers and birds is 57” x 118”, 100% cotton and machine washable. $24.99.







checkered tablecloth Shop Fog Linen has eleven linen table cloths to choose from.  They mostly come in two sizes, Small is 51” x 51” and Large is 51” x 71”.  They are machine washable and should be line-dried.  They are long-lasting and get softer with each wash.  I love this pink plaid for the summer.  $68.00.


Shop Fog color block lined tableclothThe natural patchwork table cloth from Shop Fog Linen comes in one size – 57” x 79” and is made up from their other linen patterns.  It can do double duty as a picnic blanket.  It is $152.00.


Perfect nautical tablecloth from Target



This 70” round table cloth from Target is in a nautical French stripe and 100% cotton.  It is machine washable and on sale for $23.75.





summer tablecloths



This Bunny Williams Kitchen tablecloth comes in  72” x 120. It is made from 55% linen and 45% cotton, should be machine washed cold and tumbled dry.  They are on sale – $152.15.





This Kate Spade table cloth is white with navy dots in machine washable cotton.  It is 60” x 102” and $50.00.






This Matouk linen Lowell tablecloth is beautiful.  It is 70” x 144” and machine washable.  It comes in the same white with four sateen border colors to choose from. $399.00.