Friday, October 12, 2012

Well Hello Doilies

My mother had doilies here, there and well everywhere she could find a place to put them and we all loved them, then I guess they just stopped being fashionable which is a shame. Unfortunately for me  I never quite managed to conquer crochet and always ended up with a tangled mess. So I can and do admire the intricate patterns that are to be found. Today you can go into junk shops and find them thrown into an old box left there until they are saved by someone who thinks "now what can I do with this". The other day I found two beige doilies which I thought were just beautifully worked. It was then that I put in on my arm and thought this with a few beads would make a gorgeous cuff. I added three pearl beads for the closure. This then made me want to see what others have done with their doilies and well as you can see below some really clever uses. I think that a few more doilies will be saved and put to good use. Have you saved any doilies  lately and what did you make?
Mine








13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so honor to have my lovely lace doily suitcase in your blog thanks so much.:)

Chrissie Marshall said...

My pleasure you did a great job on the case with your doilies.

Dede said...

What a pleasant surprise to see my doily bag! Thank you for including it in your wonderful Blog!

Dede of TatteredDelicates.etsy

Chrissie Marshall said...

Like giving people pleasant surprises Dede

Mary Lindsay said...

These are all lovely, I think you are all Bril!!

Chrissie Marshall said...

ahhh cheers Mary xx

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

You sound like my mom and I whenever we come across something we think can be salvaged; our motto is definitely, "What can we do with these?!" LOL

I think you did a gorgeous job salvaging your doilie into a cuff! Very unique ^.^

carrad said...

Oooo, lovely things! I've also added doilies to clothes and bags and they really enhance stuff xxx

Chrissie Marshall said...

Thanks Kayla I will take that as a compliment:) I am sure but not 100% Carolyn that you used doilies at the Ch√Ęteau or maybe it was lace, seems such a long time ago now.xx

An Ordinary Housewife said...

Wow, most of those ideas I never thought of! Who knew you could do so much with a doily?

Chrissie Marshall said...

I know and I am sure there are more out there to yet to be discovered

Ruby Chic Originals said...

Thank you so much for all the gorgeous and inspiring company! Wishing you peace, love and many joyful adventures.
-Crystal Rust

Chrissie Marshall said...

thank you Ruby Chic

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