Embroidered bridge table cover • c. 1930s-1950s
Back in the day, ladies got together to play bridge and couples joined their friends and neighbors for card games. With the popularity of card games, women's magazines and newspaper craft columns presented DIY household décor projects to jazz up these get-togethers. No doubt many featured the card suits.
This charming little tablecloth is meant to cover a small card table. The corner ties hold it securely. A++ rated for holding up under a vicious game of Old Maid.
Hand embroidered, machine hemmed; it measures about 29" x 29". One of the ties has come of and has been pinned back on with a safety pin.
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