Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yesteryear - New Vintage Doily Line

(I love vintage doilies!  This is the second post that I have done for my Yesteryear column on doilies. First post can be found here. You can search all the other Yesteryear posts by entering the word "Yesteryear" in the search box above left.)

I usually do a Yesteryear post on Tuesdays.  I 've been quite busy and have a sick hubby today, so I am a little late in posting and haven't had the time to do my research.  So this is what I came up with:

What do you do with lovely Vintage doilies or handcrafted embroidered linens?  I know we all love them, but most of us do not usually use them on our table tops and shelves; nor do we use the larger ones for head protectors on the easy chair. Besides, men no longer ruin the upholstery with all that Brill Cream on their hair!  In the yesteryears, doilies were popular because money was scarce and protecting ones furniture was imperative!  Also, the doilies dressed up the dreariness of life by displaying the ladies' handiwork!  I love to look for doilies at second hand stores and estate sales!  So I have designed a way to upcycle them on new products!  See what you think!

 Rare blue doilies used on a fancy pillow for your boudoir!
 Linen table scarf used to decorate a zipper pouch
 Fancy doily displayed on a romantic sheer pillow cover!
Old patchwork saved and decorated with a doily!

Some of these are already available in my Design shop, and some will be listed shortly!  What do you think of my Yesteryear usage of past items?

4 comments:

Linda B said...

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Dita Maulani said...

I love doily too! Vintage doily is the best since it owns history behind its existence until today.

Dita

Heather said...

I love your ideas! Such a creative way to make use of doilies. Nice job! I like the blue doilies on the blue pillow the best. :D

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That first pillow is beautiful!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!