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The Deal: Oilcloth warehouse sale on tablecloths, aprons and more Saturday in Highland Park

June 24, 2010 | 12:39 pm

68 inch Round Tablecloth in-house line

When my children were small, I dreamed of swathing my house with laminated Mexican oilcloth.

Now that they are older, I still dream of a stain-resistant, wipe-clean world.

Oilcloth International's annual warehouse sale Saturday brings me closer to the dream. The sale of seconds will include totes, lunch bags, bibs, pouches and aprons at wholesale prices. An apron that normally retails for $24 will be $5.

"The fabric has some flaws and streaks," owner Cardie Molina says. "But oilcloth has a lot of imperfections anyway."

The sale also will include rolls of oldies -- discontinued or flawed prints that can be cut and used for DIY projects. They will be offered for $10 to $20 per roll. First-quality, 12-yard rolls of fabric will be available for $50 apiece. 

Colorful tablecloths, such as the one shown above, will be sold for $1.75 a pound. (A 48-inch square tablecloth weighs about a pound.) "They will be marked down by 75% off retail," Molina says.

The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 134 N. Avenue 61, Unit 101, in Highland Park. For more information, call (323) 344-3967.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo: Oilcloth International