We recently had the opportunity to clean some very beautiful tablecloths that came with an even more interesting back story.
Believed to be brought over from Ireland in the 1900’s, these tablecloths belonged to
Eleanor Jane Hall Adams.
A grandmother of a well known St. Paul local.
Eleanor married the boy next door and moved to St. Paul in 1947,
bringing these intricate tablecloths with her.
Her husband eventually moved on to being the first Champlain of Macalester college.
They have survived in wonderful condition while being passed down through 4 generations
and plan on continuing to do so for generations to come.
Shown above is the tablecloths after being cleaned and preserved by our treasured garment specialist