June 16, 2009

The Repurposed Doily

I'm seeing them more and more lately, that's right my friends, doilies are making a comeback. And, even better, they're not your grandmothers doilies either.

Re purposed into beautiful works of art, they have been making the rounds as lampshades, and on pillows. Gotta love that, right?

image from Nice

There is so much you can do with these little pieces of art that our grandmothers and great aunts made over the years, besides using them as a coaster or as a designated spot for that candy dish.

The doily "motif" per-se is popping up everywhere it seems. Upholstery, stencils, you name it, it's there!

image from Brocade Home

image from Brocade Home

image from Brocade Home

image from Brocade Home

What do yo think of this reinvented, or re purposed look? I think I'm liking it. Don't you?


Sophie @ Century Finds said...

I was never a doilie fan, but some of the new examples are beautiful, modern and stylish. I think I am coming around, grandma would be pleased ;-)

Amy said...

Those doily bags are so cute!

Heather -Gathering Spriggs said...

OMG! Thanks for this fabulous post and wonderful links. Im obsessed with doilies and now Im in heaven.

Anonymous said...

Who knew doileys could be so inspiring?? They're everywhere! My granny will be so excited.

Yarn Wrap said...

I have been collecting doilies recently and found your old page. some lovely images have been collected.

Anonymous said...

re blogging this tomorrow! Love the ideas!