Looking at the calendar, I realize that Holiday Season is just around the corner. Here in Canada, Thanksgiving is October 12, which gets us thinking about that Other Holiday (it's just too early to mention it by name!)
With the holiday season comes holiday entertaining and with that comes a desire to spiff the place up a little.
Etsy seller Heirlooms Revisited has a variety of table runners and pillow shams, made from the good parts of vintage tablecloths that have seen better days.
This would cheer up a table on a grey autumn day.
If you prefer the less traditional, there's sixties fabric.
A tea towel like that is sure to win volunteers to help with the dishes!