As I was searching for a place to store 11 hand-me-down round tablecloths, I started to go through the linen drawer in the china cabinet. I haven't really touched any of the crocheted linens of my grandmother's since I got them a few years back. After opening the tissue paper wrapping, I found all of these doilies that my grandmother made!! Some of them seem to be store-bought, but it is really obvious which ones were handmade because of the way they feel. Most of the doilies are ivory, but some are tea stained a deeper tan and some are just plain stained.
|These are the big ones.|
I ended up refolding and storing all of the larger ones because they are too big for my tiny table. But I still wanted to try to doily table runner I saw on Under the Sycamore blog. Using the small doilies only, I ended up just safety pinning them in place since I do not want to stitch them--at least not until I'm 100% sure I like the arrangement. Now for a centerpiece...