Wednesday, October 15, 2008

white and lacy...


Many people associate doilies with a great aunt or grandma who may have had them scattered around occasional tables or over the arms of a sofa.  However, for those of you in the know, doilies have made a bit of a comeback and, together with many other handmade items, are once again appreciated for their workmanship and beauty. I picked up these three doily bowls the other day and they look gorgeous alone or with tea-light votives shining through. Bowls like these are actually very simple to make (been on my to-do list for ages!) and there are easy instructions on Design Sponge for those who are feeling a bit creative and want to get messy!

6 comments:

Ravenhill said...

Oh, those are so lovely, delicate as can be! You have done a fantastic job. Thank you for sharing!

Krakowska said...

Could you tell me where exactly is the instruction?

Amanda said...

They are lovely Clare, great find. xx

mondo cherry said...

I just picked up the November edition of Home Beautiful Magazine, and coincidentally they have a whole article on doilies and list 14 projects to make with them! Knew I was on to a happening thing!!!
Clare

Krakowska - sorry, forgot to include the link! Basically you cover a bowl with plastic wrap, soak a doily in liquid starch (or similar) and drape around bowl and leave to harden. Good luck!

lily-g said...

Did you really make them? I am so not clever like that,how gorgeous for girls parties to fill with lollies or even for a high tea!

Emma @ White and Wander said...

I have never seen these before! Simply ingenious! Will pop over to that link and do some immediately - how lovely would they look en masse?!