Holiday Patterns IZES: From the 1930s through the 1950s, the most common tablecloth size was a 52" square. In the 1940s and 1950s, there were rectangles measuring about 54" x 68" or 54" x 72". Sometimes you'll even find a length of 88" or longer (in which case, dealer Yvonne Barineau says, "You should grab it and run!"). And in the 1960s, 60"-round cloths were more commonplace.
Noel Designs RESOURCES For more on vintage Christmas tablecloths, including cleaning and storing tips, visit vintagetableclothsclub.com. Here, a list of vintage textile dealers who specialize in affordable kitchen linens and are well-stocked throughout the year with Christmas tablecloths.