I find it that it is always best to, wherever possible, match your china to your tablecloth! I had been watching this tablecloth on Ebay but decided, in the end, that I had FAR TOO MANY tablecloths and did not need another. To console myself I went out to the charity shops - there, glimmering at the back of one shop, was the very same tablecloth I had spied on Ebay! £1.99 and no postage to pay! Lo, it was taken home, washed, dried, ironed and china matched up. The cups and saucers (and plates..) are from the 1950's, I think that the tablecloth might be a little later.