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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Three new doilies.

LeeAnn presented me with these three beautiful doilies on Good Friday when she and her BetterHalf visited us. I consider myself very fortunate to have friends like LeeAnn who think of me when they find vintage linens in their travels.
I just love these old English Cottage designs! And have a look at the close up pic below - the stitching is simply perfect. It must have been done with a single strand of cotton, and a very fine needle. Sweet Butterfly doiley. There must have been a fad for these back in the mid 20th century, as I've seen many along the same lines, but this one has the added extra of a hand crocheted edge. My collection of this Assisi style of stitched linens is growing rapidly! But I can't help myself adding to it, there are so many variations.

5 comments:

loulee1 said...

The butterfly is just stunning.

La Tea Dah said...

So very, very beautiful! What a lovely gift from a friend!

The Lone Beader said...

I love the tiny flowers!! :D

Chelle said...

Wow, I love all three of these. The cottage is so sweet. I've never seen a butterfly doiley like that before.

Maggie Ann said...

O how sweet!