Thursday, January 17, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - The Doily Box, Part 2

More from the Doily Box:

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~


  1. What a treasure to have a crocheted doily made by your great-grandmother. I love the pattern and that it's an ivory color. Beautiful. It's amazing the work that goes into some of the thrift store doilies -- and no one seems to want them (except people like us).

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  3. When I was a teenager my retired neighbor made doilies. She got to the point where she made so many of them, she was giving them away to anyone she met. I was the recipient of a few. I had a few machine made ones that I put up and used hers instead.