I love old doilies. If they have pink roses, I love them even more.
Today, I would like to share a few favorite pieces from my collection of vintage crochet with you. These are all items that I purchased at antique stores, so I do not have patterns for any of them.
|This doily is worked with tiny, tiny thread. It looks smaller than some size 30 that I compared it to, but it is a little thicker than sewing thread.
|This doily is one of my all time favorites. The roses are made of individually crocheted petals that have been sewn together to form each rose. I am going to try making some like this soon.
|I always wonder about the person who made these beautiful old items. How long did it take them to make it? Was it a gift for someone special? How did it wind up in a bin full of old linens in an antique shop in Gladewater, Texas?