Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Doily Garland


Inspired by a doily garland
I spoke of HERE, I began this.


I don't know where it will eventually hang and
there is more of it than you see here.


I'm loving it and so glad it is made.


My favorite: I am amazed at what these women used to create.


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53 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

You are a busy sewer and it is pretty. Where is it going? Have you measured it's length? ♥O

Theresa said...

That is beautiful! What a gorgeous idea, I am always amazed at the time and effort women put into making the crocheted goodness now at the thrift store. I just found a doily that my 'bushie' made that is the picture of a deer, it is amazing! I think I want to frame it so that we can admire her handywork all of the time. I would love to know where you will end up hanging your banner. (inquiring minds need to know!) Theresa xoxo

glor said...

Beautiful!

My Grama's Soul said...

I love all these doilyes. I bought some this summer at an antique store and I could not believe how costly they were!!

This is a great idea.

Xo

Jo

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful Suzan
This looks fabulous.. and a wonderful reuse of doilies.. I wander where I put mine..hmmm... maybe lost forever..

PS>>. now I didn't say I enjoyed that time weeding.. hehe.. xxx Julie

Bella said...

Hi Suzan,
Your doiley garland is beyond charming!! I love all things crochet and this is so fun!
Your blog is beautiful:-))
Bella

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

LOVE it!! Absolutely fantastic and beautiful!! ;) Rachel

erin said...

love it!! i am inspired........

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I'm always amazed by those little pieces of art. I love they way you re purposed them!

Ozma of Odds said...

...oohhh I love this!!
I've been collecting doilies all summer long to make one of these for my mantel at Christmas:)
Happy W.W.!!
xo, Rosemary

Razmataz said...

Weren't women amazing in what they created. Aren't women amazing with what they create. Lovely, unique and done just right.

Ellen aka Ella said...

Gorgeous; I so love doilies and the
eras they represent~

sissie said...

A very pretty doilie garland. I think I called it a wreath on your inspiration post, duh! Glad to see you have finished it. Love it.

hugs
Sissie

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a lovely job...this is such a creative idea! And the fact that you can display the doilies instead of tucking them away...fantastic!

XO,
Jane

Char said...

it is beautiful

Vicki said...

You finished her! I just love it! Can't wait to see where you hang it. So pretty!

Carole said...

I wanted to make one for the shop. Would make a great display for ornaments don't u think?

xxx
C

kluless said...

It turned out beautiful and it's just such a clever way to display them as well. Nice job!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Great idea! I could see this as a sort of valance over curtains.

-Danielle

Faye said...

What a good idea! I have several doilies my Grandmother made and this would be a great way to have them out to enjoy all the time. Thanks for showing!

(wildrosevintage)

High Street Cottage said...

That is very pretty, I think they might look wonderful hanging in a window as well in lieu of a valance too, tami from the high street cottage

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

That is beautiful!!!

Amy Kinser said...

That is just gorgeous. It is so feminine and pretty. Great job!

Partying with you tonight.

Jillayne said...

Beauty! Such a great idea - I am seeing one in my house at Christmas - right next to my newly-painted Cromwell Grey fireplace mantel. This sure didn't take you long to put together!

Bead and Needle said...

Didn't take you long to get on that, at all! B-e-a-YOU-tiful, Z!

June said...

Just one word for this...GORGEOUS! All the hands that created these lovelies must be clapping right now!!!
big hugs

north pal said...

feels up lifting to create something out of things we have,does it not? it is lovely. Bestest,Denise

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

That's so pretty! I also enjoyed (bittersweet) your beautiful essay on your mother. I'd say you have a life lesson learned. So sad to think of the possibility that could have been had the illness not occurred. However, here you are, living life, being content, making art. Can't ask for much more than that! Congratulations on letting go and being grateful for what is rather than dwelling on what wasn't.

Take care,
Judy

Rebecca said...

I love the old-fashioned feel of this-it almost seemed like doiles had run their course-but this may bring them back!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Suzan:) Your garland came out beautiful. That is going to look gorgeous any where you put it:)
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jacqueline said...

Looks to me like the perfect decoration for Mother's Day! You could start a whole new trend! Pretty Suzan!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Very pretty..Love the jars on your shelves too!

Karen said...

A lovely idea that I may just have to give a go to. I have done many fun and beautiful projects with doilies lately and will add this to the list. Thanks!!

Recycled Rita said...

It is beautiful! I have been seeing these around blogland and wanted to make one. How did you attach your doilies? did you glue, sew??? karen....

Claudia said...

Now that is a neat idea. I just may have to 'steal' it someday! It looks lovely.

xo
Claudia

Sandi said...

Such a simple yet gorgeous idea! You have inspired me to do something similar with paper doilies! Happy WW!
Blessings~

Curtains In My Tree said...

That is so pretty, now I wish I hadn't sold all my dollies at my yard sale.

Janice

Maureen said...

So very, very pretty - all soft & yummy!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Your garland is soooooo wonderful Suzan. Love it and it´s such a great idea. Wonder if I ever will be able to gather enough dolies to make one too.
xo Tina

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, it turned out beautifully! You must be so happy with the result!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

fantastic!! it looks so pretty
~laura x

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

LOVE it! Very beautiful !

happy day!

A Cottage Muse said...

Simple, yet so lovely!

Leanne said...

This might actually be a project my great-grandmother won't haunt me from the grave for. Did you tack them onto some ribbon to hang?

Patti's Artful Design said...

I love the name of your blog, and I love your lace garland! That would look beautiful just about anywhere....how about a Christmas tree for starters?!

LizlovesVintage said...

Great job! I'm loving it! Great photos. Hugs, Liz

LizlovesVintage said...

Great job! I'm loving it! Great photos. Hugs, Liz

oldgreymare said...

And a thank you to all you "No reply comment gals" I really wanted to email you personally but alas I cannot. : (

xxx

z

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Gorgeous!!! What a great way to display doilies!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Did I ever tell you I love your blog? the name and every thing about it.

I can't believe you live 2 blocks from Anthropologie store that would be hard but you could check for sale prices on something WE want like that script writing bedding set. LOL

Thanks for visiting my blog !


Janice
ps
Also can you believe when I got home from work last night I was to tired to open my treasures, tonight for sure

Brenda Kula said...

I do remember those doilies. And a certain stormy morning, if I'm not mistaken. It reminds me of young girls in white dresses, holding hands and dancing.
Brenda

Susanne said...

Very pretty idea, something to do with all those doilies I collected for that quilt I'm no longer interested in making, ha! I missed your first post about this and the link to 'My Hearts Ease', looks like another fun place to visit, off I go.
Susanne.

Candylei said...

This is so cuuuuute! I love everything behind it in the hutch as well. All eye candy.