Flavors to Follow: Dainty Doily

And here we are at another Friday, geez, how does time fly by SOO fast!  But at least it’s finally the weekend and weekend = fun and time to get some sewing in!  I’ll also be helping my friend Nancy celebrate her birthday AND my friend Lai and her husband’s 6 year anniversary!  What are your weekend plans?  Hope it’s grand!

Now on to the Flavors to Follow… Do I really need to explain why I have a current obsession over all things doily?  I think not!!  But how about a Wikipedia definition:

    A doily (or doilie) is an ornamental mat, originally the name of a fabric made by Doiley, a 17th-century London draper. They are crocheted and sometimes knitted out of cotton or linen thread. Openwork allows the surface of the underlying object to show through. In addition to their decorative function doilies have the utilitarian role of protecting fine-wood furniture from the scratches caused by crockery or decorative objects.

Yes, I would say that I mostly agree with the above statements, to summarize… a doily is an ornament, pretty, has holes, lace-like and protects furniture!  🙂  Here’s some beautiful doily inspirations that I’ve found throughout the web this week, enjoy!

rug: giant doily rug seen on this is charming
dye: colored paper doilies seen on one pearl button
wed: handmade doily wedding dress seen on 100 layer cake
clutch: vintage doily clutch by sew lola
walk: doily shoes seen on pioneer woman
edge: paper doily seen on rachie’s place
DIY: doily headband seen on wild olive
write: stationery by dawn correspondence
border: paper border with doily hearts by embellish your page
inspire: beautiful doily seen on oh, hello friend
package: kraft bags with paper doilies by mr. rabbit sir – i just bought this!
time: doily clock tutorial by free pretty things for you

Are you a fan of doilies?  What do you own that has a doily pattern on it?


  1. June 4, 2010 / 2:03 am

    i love doilies (of course hehe)! they’re just so cute and dainty. i remember using them for valentines! 😀

    i need more doilies in my life.

    yesss i’m so happy it’s the weekend! i want to make something for myself, so maybe a new dress or something? 🙂 those are my plans. and maybe a little shopping.


  2. June 4, 2010 / 5:38 am

    I love a good doily but I remember when I would have made a yucky face if someone had mentioned one. Now on the subject of what I own that has a doily pattern….does my wedding dress count…LMAO. No I am just kidding it has lace but at times I thought it had a doily-esque look to it. Beautiful combination Sandy!! Happy Friday!

  3. June 4, 2010 / 6:41 am

    The doily dress is adorable. I’d love to do an apron of them…perhaps it’s time I learn to sew or knit, whatever it takes to make doilies.

  4. June 4, 2010 / 8:46 am

    What a great collection. I don’t remember where, but I’ve seen a tutorial for a vintage doily table cloth. Great post!

  5. June 4, 2010 / 11:18 am

    I’m a fan of doily/lacey shoes!

    Have a great weekend my dear 🙂

  6. June 4, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    eeek! i love doilies too!!

    have a great weekend! sounds busy but fun 🙂

  7. June 4, 2010 / 2:47 pm

    ohmigoodness what a LOVELY feature, you know doilies/lace are my one weakness 😉 have a great weekend friend! xo.

  8. June 4, 2010 / 8:03 pm

    when i saw the handmade dress at 100layer cake last week, i fell in-love with her dress!! it’s amazing. the green with white… so fresh. i love doilies too!

  9. June 5, 2010 / 12:36 am

    I’m in love with that dress!

  10. June 5, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    I love doilies, i have a bag of them and now some ideas of what i can make. Hope you are having a great weekend x

  11. June 5, 2010 / 10:22 pm

    Absolutely love the doily.. I have so many of them as my grandmother used to crochet them. I went to stay with a friend recently who had just bought a bag in Tasmania made from doilies and vintage tea towels… almost like a crazy patchwork. It was adorable.

  12. June 5, 2010 / 10:40 pm

    Ah, I have always adored doilies – there’s something so victorian about them that I find irresistible. I actually own a tank top with a crocheted back that is reminiscent of a doily! 🙂

  13. June 6, 2010 / 1:11 am

    tose doily inspirational pictures are so pretty
    it is a great furniture ornament but can the design can be used in various objects


  14. June 6, 2010 / 3:07 am

    eeek SO CUTE!
    dollies are just so lady like and dainty.. i love it!
    that pink headband is ADORABLE!

  15. June 6, 2010 / 10:43 pm

    lovely lovely collection. i love that coin purse! and that clock! and those kraft bags! haha

  16. June 7, 2010 / 12:56 am

    Looove doilies! 🙂 But, what do I have?…coasters that a friend made! Gee, that’s it….for now!

  17. June 7, 2010 / 7:54 am

    Hmmm…I don’t think I actually own anything made from doilies, but I think all of your finds are just lovely. *sigh*

    Just wanted to say thank you for reading an following along on The Sweetest Petunia – I always appreciate your sweet comments and kind words!

  18. June 7, 2010 / 3:38 pm

    i am absolutely smitten with doilies. i’ve got doily pillows throughout my house and just found some small doilies that i’m going to use to revamp a cardigan. i would love to have that doily rug in my living room!

  19. fe
    August 13, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    I WANT those shoeeeeeeeeeees…………

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