Friday, March 5, 2010

I Never Met a Doily I Didn't Like

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.


Andi's English Attic said...

The doily is beautiful. I've been collecting them for a while now (I have a project in mind) but none looks so lovely as yours. xx

Me said...

That is a gorgeous doily - what a lovely find.

What I am amazed by is how cheaply the thrift store sells them.

joyce said...

that is quite a sacrifice. I think I'm too weak to manage that.
I'll have to live vicariously thru you.