Thursday, May 31, 2012
Vintage Doilies & Potholders
I've always had a thing for crocheted vintage doilies and potholders. Knowing myself as I do, when I become
obsessed interested in something--an idea or an object--I know that I have to create some boundaries so that I can enjoy my current interest without it taking over either my house or my life.
So, with the all the doilies and potholders out there calling my name, the boundary I decided on was that in order for me to buy them, they had to be a specific shade of pink and/or green. Now they could be pink and green and white or they could be green and white, but not pink and white only... Don't ask me why, I don't know why, but it seemed to work.
So, as I acquired them, I had to decide how to display them and this is how it morphed ...
Accumulating my collection took YEARS! I kept adding them to my display area and finally had enough to cover the top of my bedside table. For Christmas a few years ago, Noel make me a glass tabletop to cover them.
So, now when I knock over my nighttime glass of water, instead of jumping up, taking all the wet doilies & potholders and the 2 layered tablecloths and one embroidered topper off the bedside table... I can just wipe it up!
Makes me happy!
One more photo
(and sorry for the quality of the pics...I'll get better...I promise)!
Oh, did you notice the pillowcases?