I took photos of the doilies I "did up" after my little soiree last week. There are quite a few here. I made them for my own use, but decided to show them to you after at least one follower asked that I do so.
You may get bored with one picture after the other of items that are no longer in favor, but follow me to the end, as I think you'll be surprised with what a person of the male gender is capable of!
|Leading off with this one because it's so colorful. Purchased it at an antique mall.|
|Crochet, made by mother|
|Crocheted dresser scarf, as they were called back when.|
|I think these were popular in the 1950s; cotton or linen center with heavy crochet edging. I have tons of this kind.|
|Crochet; pineapple pattern.|
|A long cotton scarf with crochet edging. These were used on buffets or tables.|
|Embroidered dresser scarf, part of a set that includes two smaller ones.|
|Another set of dresser scarfs. I left these on the ironing board a few days and the ends curled; they will flatten out when stored away.|
|Crocheted scarf. Due to its shape, I think they were used on the arms of chairs with a larger one for the back of the chair.|
|Crocheted centerpiece. It's blue, but for some reason doesn't show up as that in the photo.|
|These dresser scarfs made with the variegated crochet cotton were popular in the 1950s. Mother made tons of these and I have more than a few!|
|One of my favorites; crocheted centerpiece made by my grandmother.|
|Pillowcase with elaborate crochet edging, made by one of my aunts.|
|Same pattern as the red one above, but done in all white. The bottom portion of the photo is in shadow; it is all the same in color/tone.|
|More of the dresser scarfs with a combination of cotton/crochet.|
|And here's an example of my mother-in-law's handwork. Applique embroidery.|
|Close up of the above scarf. It's beautiful and I treasure it.|
|And finally, one of my favorites - a crochet centerpiece by my grandmother.|
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