Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Vintage Doily

Today I'm participating for the first time in Vintage Thursdays at the Colorodo Lady's blog. Be sure to pop over there to view more Vintage posts.

This crocheted doily edged with pansies was left over from an estate sale that my son helped with. He brought it home, and I claimed it! I just found it while cleaning out a drawer recently. I think it will look so cute with a vase of fresh flowers on top!

Here's another picture with a closeup of the details.

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you have a wonderful day~

36 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! How pretty your doily is. My grandmother used to crochet some like this and I certainly wish I had one.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Darlene said...

That doily is GORGEOUS!!! I love the little pansy edges....good job of him to bring it home to you.

Joanna said...

It's quiet lovely...I have tons of them packed away that my mother and grandmothers used to make. My mother was always making a something of sorts.

Southern Lady said...

Diane, I love the doily ... pretty ones like that are getting hard to find these days.

I like your new "Daisy Chain" header, too! You have a very nice collection.

Sincerely,

Janie

Momovthree said...

Oh how pretty! Just perfect for spring.
~Michelle

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Nola @ the Alamo said...

Brings to mind my grandma's crochet work. I remember the pansies she used to make. I didn't get them, but got a lovely rectangular doily with grapes as the edging that she made. I'll pop over and see what other vintage posts there are today.

April said...

Love your doilie...there's so much you can do with it! I really love the edging!

ClassyChassy said...

Beautiful crochet - and the colors are so visid!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this, Diane! I have couple of doilies that are similar. So pretty!

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane...my Mama use to crochet and I so remember her making this pattern..She would take them after she made them...and starch them with sugar water...girl they would be so stiff you could beat someone to death with them..Happy VTT girl..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi there and happy VTT. The doily is lovely and the colors remind me of Spring :0)

~CC Catherine said...

Diane, I love doilies., it reminds me of all the ones my grandma, mother, and I've made over the years... This is an especially lovely one! You are blessed! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups". Stop by today for a Nostalgic Love Story of a couple married 67 years., and a Tea Party I took to them yesterday.

Bea said...

Diane, I'm so glad you got this doily out. It is too beautiful to be tucked away. I'm thinking of starting a society to save the doilies. =)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Love your pansy edged doily! Perfect for spring! Keep that out of the drawer and use her...it looks lovely on your table!

Helen said...

Wow! Does this bring back memories of all the doilies my grandmothers created ... thank you so much. Thank you also for the incredible tour of NYC! I love visiting the city and your photos made me want to return ~ soon!

Rose Haven said...

I absolutely LOVE it, Diane.

I love all of the crocheted doilies that I have...and I do have a few!!

;-)

CC said...

What a lovely treasure. I remember my mother and grandmother crocheting pretty doilies like these..and in my collection of crochet patterns, I think I have this very pattern. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

This doilie is a charmer! I just wish I had been at this estate sale and had beat your son to it!! ;-)

xoxo
Janie

Smilingsal said...

Those doilies used to be ironed with heavy starch so that the petals would stand up.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I have one very similar to that! Purple edging and all! Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Love your beautiful doily! My grandmother used the crochet similar ones! Brings back memories! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very pretty Diane! I never saw one with a colored ruffled boarder like yours.

Coloradolady said...

This is so cute! I love how the edge looks like little flowers. I would have snatched that up in a minute!

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for joining us at VTT! The doily is so pretty - it seems to match the dishes in you heading!

Becky said...

It is pretty. I love pansies.

Dawn said...

Hello Diane. That is so pretty. I have been looking for so long for doilies to buy. I think they are so lovely...or maybe because I am getting older I am appreciating their beauty more. ☺

take care,
Dawn

farmlady said...

Aren't doilies charming? I just love them.
This one is beautiful. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Diane! I'm glad you're joining us, that's a great doily.
When you stop by my VTT, check out my Wed post. I have 5 potential giveaways. Ends Fri midnight.

imjacobsmom said...

Very fresh for spring! ~ Robyn

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Diane! Beautiful work!!!
Ps.. I just wanted to come by and say thank you so much for the sweet comment today. It was very heartfelt~ {hugs} to you!!

Dreams and Decor said...

What a beautiful doily! LOVE the colors! Thanks for sharing! Patti

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Diane! Hope you are doing well! This vintage doiley I could see in a contemporary setting also! It is so unique; I've never seen one like it. Makes me want to pull out my crochet hooks!!!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Miri said...

Lovely doily...I love the colorful pansy border. Welcome to VTT-btw, I showed doilies two weeks ago!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, I missed this post. What a pretty doily. I've never seen one with flowers added around the edge like that. Thanks for sharing it. laurie

Roslyn Atwood said...

Your doily is amazing, I have a collection of them from my Mum but nothing like this!
Roslyn