So, I hit the jackpot at an estate sale yesterday. Found lots of vintage goodies for my shop and Kari's shop. But my favorite find -- by far -- was this amazing vintage tablecloth! It is HUGE, and I have never seen anything like it. It is pink tulle, with a pink felt edge, and it is covered with the most incredibly detailed decorations. On the long sides is a scene of blue birds at a bird bath, along with long branches of flowers. The flowers have jeweled centers and stamens!
And as if that weren't enough, on the short sides of the tablecloth are scenes of the birds with their nest -- complete with blue jewels for eggs!
Maybe it's just me, but I was so excited about this tablecloth that my hands were literally shaking when I was checking out at the sale. I was afraid someone was going to snatch it away or say "Wait! That's not really for sale!"
Anyway, here is my question for you: is there any way to safely clean this tablecloth? As awesome as it is, is does have a lot of stains and discoloration. I have some similar tulle/felt Christmas tablecloths, but they are in great shape and I've never had to clean them. I'm sure this felt is wool felt (given its age and that it's been nibbled in places).
I'd love to hear from you if you have any ideas about cleaning these types of tablecloths! Thanks in advance!