Sunday, August 5, 2012

Simple Doily Deliciousness!

I just adore vintage handmade doilies
of all kinds!  Add in some linen, and my
heart just melts!

I have seen so many different ways to use them,and yet this is the most simple by far!

I love how each detail of these lovely handmade doilies capture the eye!!

Starting in the center of the
table, place them down one by one with the edges slightly overlapping to create the look of one large doily under your centerpiece.
layer them down the center in a pattern that pleases your eye to use as a runner!

No sewing!!!and the look is fabulous!

I used a neutral table cloth underneath to keep them from slipping around.

It's just that easy! 

Mismatched patterns and shades of white
and ecru play off of each other, and
create a delightful, delicate look.

And they make a wonderful background
for your photos!

Take some time to stop
and appreciate all the beauty
that is around you this week, ok?
{we are so blessed, aren't we?}

And get those doilies out of that
drawer and have some fun playing with them!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is lovely, thanks for the inspiration..With fall around the corner I love to change things up a bit.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very pretty! I love the look!

Have a great week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love it Becky, your pictures are so pretty!


Cape Cod Washashore said...

What a sweet and inspirational post! I just love doilies, too! I often use them in my jewelry photos. :) Have a wonderful week!

Elena said...

What a beautiful idea!! So easy and so pretty!

marda said...

I'm with you, I love the beautiful hand crocheted doilies. I've been collecting them for awhile now and have amassed quite a few. I do somthing similar, and place my collection of teacups and saucers and creamers and sugar bowls on them. I'm just an old fashioned kinda gal I guess.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

such a pretty idea. I love them too, and remember my grandmother making them. layering them as a centerpiece really makes them even more special!

Kasia Wolak said...

Well I do love this!!!! The gentle colours are fantastic and the doilies are lovely! :D


Shabby chic Sandy said...

That does look so pretty!

Monica said...

I have my mother's, grandmother's, found ones. I even had my 'crocheting phase' when I actually made a ton of them! I simply LOVE doilies! What a pretty idea!
Thank you, Becky!

Jane said...

I have a beautiful table cloth from my grandmother...linen and crochet. Unfortunately, it fell apart the last time I cleaned it (hey, it's well over 100 yrs!) Your post gave me the idea of using pieces...strategically placed. Now I have to find where I hid it...
Have a super week...

Kar said...

So pretty and simple to do Becky. Love it! :)

openid said...


Leonardo Da Vinci said "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." The beautiful details of your timewashed doilies arranged on the vintage linen is stunning.

Your Friend,

cynthia lee designs said...

Very pretty!! I want to try this on my dining room table.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is beautiful! I have a couple large handmade doilies I got for wedding gifts - they are around here somewhere! I should pull them out and do something fun with them!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Becky this is so LOVELY. I just love it.


Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Every time I see these little beauties, my hands just reach out to snatch them up! I can't help myself! I have ideas in mind in how I will use them but for now they are such fun to collect!

lynn said...

such a lovely idea, becky:) it does make a charming background! (but, seriously, everything here is charming!)

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