Friday, January 18, 2013

10 Uses For... Doilies

This isn't your grandmother's doily. Circular, sweet and shabby chic, these detailed designs are making a youthful comeback in today's home decor and fashion worlds. Originally used as ornamental mats to protect wood surfaces from scratches, today's craft enthusiasts are finding exciting and eye-catching ways to make use of these vintage fabrics. Whether they're colorful or classic white, crocheted or knitted from cotton, doilies are making their rounds. 



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18 comments:

Niftic Vintage said...

Oh Jaime, this is a FABULOUS post! Your talking to the queen of doilies here! I have literally boxes and boxes...look at all the fabulous things I can do with them if I could find the time.

Anathalia said...

Wedding dress? Would never think of this one! What a beautiful dress! Love it!

BeeJayKay said...

Wonderful decorating ideas! But I never thought fashion! It works!

gazaboo said...

Stunning collection, especially the wedding dress, awesome!
Fabulous finds and ideas, great post!

The Vintage Resource said...

Great post Jaime...love the different ways to repurpose!

HilltopTimes said...

Doilies.... beautiful and worthy of so many projects. Lovely, lovely post!

Teresa said...

I love doilies... I especially love them framed, or carefully tacked to a pillow form. Great idea's here. :) I'm so happy I kept all of the one's my grandma gave to me over the years.

ReconGirl said...

Love this! I love seeing vintage items reinvented to look fresh and new!

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

How pretty! I just love this blog post, you did a wonderful job bringing it all together :)

ace faced said...

Beautiful post, great ideas to use those pretty doilies :)

Mothra Sue said...

These are gorgeous finds!

Whimzy Thyme said...

Fantastic! I have many of these beauties in my home. I love the handcrafted works of art. Thanks for highlighting these Pretties.

Rachel @ RhapsodyAttic said...

Oh wow, I love that bunting and the wedding dress is AWESOME! Not sure if I could pull it off but so cool! Thanks for the fun post!!

Angela - Mungo + Midge said...

I love these ideas!! I've a box of vintage doilies that have threads missing here and there - I now see how a strategically placed button could save the day!

As for the wedding dress - a labour of love and a work of art! Beautiful...

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Love these ideas..the doilies definitely add a sophisticated touch!
And that wedding dress looks incredible!

adriana said...

Such great ideas! I especially love that dress! My grandmothers had and have these all over their house, using them the traditional way, as runners and buffers between their frames and nick nacks and their glass and furniture. They should definitely be displayed more vertically!

Toni Oswald said...

WOW WOW!!!! I love this and I have about a gazillion dollies from my great grandmother and Great aunt~ I will be re-doing them with inspiration from here! Thanks you guys!! Just terrific!

Wicked Darling said...

This is FABULOUS! So many great ideas! That wedding dress is gorgeous! Thanks so much for this wonderful post! :)

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