Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dust off your doilies...

I have accumulated a number of Nanna's old doilies. These intricately crocheted surface protectors, are now being used by crafty folk in a number of decorative and repurposed ways:

Here is a Vintage Linen Coin Purse made by  Sewlola with a doily sewn on the front. It has the most divine lining, and is yours for USD$55.

Choose 2 (from a possible 5) of these acrylic animal ornaments for USD$16 by Iwannabe

Made in France by the husband and wife team at Lapomme, this naively embroided owl cushion incorporates a hand-dyed Doily. USD$45


And this lovely shabby chic fabric basket, is one of many styles by Helsinki based Tuuni. This one is selling for USD$25



While reading the awesome Whistling Duck blog, I came across this "Mega Doily". It is made by hand with no hook. A tactile floor rug using a serious labour of love. USD$600  by Ladies and Gentlemen. Probably not a bad hourly rate I'd suggest?
















These are just a tiny taste of the means in which Doilies are being re-used and re-appreciated.
If you don't have a stash of doilies but are feeling inspired, you can pick them up for as little as 50c at your local charity store.
Sx

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely compliment, I'm loving your blog too.

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  2. So pleased to be able to share the love with you. Your posts are so refreshing - keep 'em coming! Sx

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  3. Stacey! I was so excited when i found you blog that i let out a little "Eeek!" I LOVE the acrylic bunnie and totally want one!

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  4. nice to meet you! So happy the doily bunny tickled your fancy. hope they still sell them?? Off to visit little jack rabbits now.... Sx

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