French Tablecloths — Jacquard Tablecloths

Round Jacquard French Tablecloths

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If you know your French tablecloths (and I'm guessing you do if you found this blog post), you know that there are two species of them: printed and Jacquard-woven. And you probably know that the vast majority of Jacquard-woven French tablecloths are of the rectangular persuasion. And up until recently, if you’d asked us if we have any round Jacquard French tablecloths, the answer would have been a resounding “No!”.

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Acrylic Coated Jacquard Tablecloths

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In previous blog posts we've told you about acrylic coated printed cotton tablecloths and Teflon treated Jacquard tablecloths. So today, just to confuse you even more, we're going to tell you about acrylic coated Jacquard tablecloths. They do exist, although they are not as common as their acrylic-coated-printed or Teflon-treated-Jacquard cousins.  The acrylic coated Jacquard tablecloths combine the beauty and elegance of a Jacquard tablecloth with the practicality of a coated tablecloth. Like all acrylic coated tablecloths, they are stain resistant and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge. Ours come in a selection of rich, luxurious colors and feature...

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French Tablecloths 101!

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An Introductory Level Course on the History, Material, Design, Sizing and Care of French Provençal Tablecloths. Today we're going to give you a crash course in French Provençal tablecloths.  So get out your notebook and sharpen your pencil, because class is in session! Curriculum History Material Design Sizing Care HistoryThe history of Provençal fabrics is long and "colorful," as it were.  It began in the mid-17th century (circa 1650), when the Armenian immigrant community in Marseille began importing colorful printed cotton fabrics from India and Persia into Provence through the port of Marseille. In 1664 the Compagnie Française pour le Commerce des Indes...

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