This doily, old and tattered and stained as it is, is one of my favorites. It was made by my great-grandmother, Elvirta Knutz. I don't know when she made it, but I remember seeing it on my grandmother's couch when I was young, and my grandmother gave it to me when I moved into my first home back in the 1970s.
Here's another garage sale find. I love the colors!
Who remembers silver asbestos mats? I picked these up from a garage sale. My grandmother had similar ones on her kitchen table, and it was a *big* deal to get to pick out a new cover and put it on for her. Note the Good Housekeeping seal on the back of this mat - a little ironic, knowing what we know today about asbestos!
More to come~