Doilies always remind me of my paternal grandmother. She could masterfully whip up doilies as fragile and delicate as a spider web. She also loved showing and displaying them as much as making them. They were tastefully placed around the house to decorate certain corners and points.
That's where my love of doilies comes from. Being the oldest of her granddaughters, I had the honor of having many tablecloths and doilies made just for me, for my dowry - as she used to say. But the dear soul knew that out of us 5 girls, I was the one who appreciated, learnt and enjoyed crochet (and knitting) and that I would use and care about all my doilies passionately.
So finding new, interesting ways to use and display doilies has always been pleasurable and fulfilling for me. I have found some fabulous ideas for using crochet doilies I want to share today.
A gorgeous doily dream catcher wall hanging as an exceptional visual statement
Glam up an old tablecloth
Redesign an old lampshade
Join different patterned and sized doilies for a unique tablecloth
Make a fantastic, bulletin board with a vintage feel.
In the past I made a doily necklace and a bag
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