How beautiful things like this end up in thrift stores is beyond my comprehension. I scored two of these a while back. Since they are raised in the center they cannot be used in the traditional 'doily' way. They rest on the backs of two chairs now. If ever I try to move them my very observant grandson puts them back.
I'm amazed by all the work that went into these. Since I do know how to crochet, I do know that this was not a quick project.
And, I probably should mention that it is SOO hard staying out of the thrift/antique stores during Lent. I drove by two of them today and audibly heaved a deep sigh.
Although I have been accomplishing much with the things I've already purchased and had tucked away until 'later'. It's later. WAAAAY later.