during our rainy weekend, i had loads of fun making some Doily Bowls, from old vintage crochet pieces i had laying around. you know, those stacks of beautiful handmade pretties that you don't know what to do with, but you hold onto, because someone long ago, took the time to hand make them, and they are so frilly and delicate and beautiful.
yikes, talk about a run on sentence! i was inspired by this lovely bowl (above), that my friend Shacina gifted to me a couple of years ago......she found it at the ever inspiring Anthropology store (love Anthro)......we use it to hold our paper napkins and little miss daisy has taken a cat nap or two in it. i just love it. it sits in the middle of our kitchen table where i see it everyday.
o.k. so, did i mention, i was "inspired"?!
Easter Bunny take note!
all you need is a round-ish doily, preferably the thicker crochet type, dip it into ordinary school glue, wring it out a little (so nostalgic to feel and smell the glue again), and form the doily over an up-side-down bowl (i covered the bowls first with Press and Seal), wait a couple of days til good and dry, and gently pry off. really easy! i promise.
i like to think i am honoring the women who made these vintage pieces. it is better to give new life into something old, than just hide it away on a shelf.
don't you think?
i am joining Debra at Common Ground Blog for Vintage Inspiration Friday .