Few patterns are as versatile as checks! From rustic weddings to eye-catching trade show displays, bistro breakfasts to late night buffets, easy-care checkered tablecloths add bold bright color to every occasion.
When I was growing up in Brooklyn, red and white checked tablecloths were synonymous with family run restaurants where mom and pop hailed from Naples, Sicily or the Amalfi coast. Today, you are as likely to dine on a checked cloth in a sushi bar or fine dining restaurants.
Eateries dishing out German and Eastern European fare decorate with checks to advertise that their meals are heirs to homey old country cuisine. Cafes specializing in flaky French pastry or Spanish tapas dress their tables in red, blue or black checks, too.
The French not only love fine food, they have a passion for checked tablecloths. Nineteenth century artists, including Manet and Bonnard, immortalized these beloved linens in paintings depicting picnics on the grassy banks of the river Seine. The custom of weekend picnicking is no less celebrated in America where sand dunes and backyard tables are dressed in checks in every color of the rainbow and chicken wings and potato salad are more common than baguettes and brie!
Checkered linens are also popping up at wedding celebrations these days. From small intimate gatherings to over-the-top extravaganzas, rustic affairs are in keeping with our modern more casual lifestyle.
Premier Table Linens Poly Check collection is perfect whether you want to recall “Something Old” with Burgundy and White checks’ retro mood; create a “Something New” with Black and White checks’ dramatic vibe; go for “Something Borrowed” with Red and White checks’ Old World associations, or evoke Something Blue” with Royal and White checks’ celestial style.
All Event Checks
With summer arriving, it’s time to plan events with a nod to warm weather icons. Lemon and White checks bring rays of sunshine to indoor birthday parties, curbside lemonade stands or press luncheons.
For coastal flair, Teal and White checks can’t be beat. A centerpiece with shells, starfish, and sand dollars turns a routine business meeting into a memorable event.
Moss and White checks will bring a bit of the outdoors into your next trade show display or alfresco meal. A backdrop of real or faux birch branches completes the woodsy illusion.
To re-create a festive summer fair atmosphere at your next celebration, team up Premier Table Linens’ Poly Spun or Poly Premier White tablecloths with checked napkins in multi shades. Create merry pendants by folding several dozen napkins over clotheslines suspended overhead. Add strings of midway lights for after-dark occasions.
No matter what colors you choose, wrinkle-resistant Poly Checks fit in with summer’s no-fuss entertaining mantra. Just pop them in the washer as needed and tumble dry. What’s not to love?