it's hard to do a month of blog posts about things,people,and ideas i love...without mentioning DOILIES!
i have loved doilies ever since i was a little girl. i remember making valentines for my classmates out of paper doilies.
i have been buying and collecting them for years. i get questions fairly often about where i buy them, how to use them, etc...so i thought i'd do an entire blog post on the topic.
first,here are the doilies i have in my stash right now. under each photo i will share a source.
hand dyed doilies from my friend jamie
other places to snag doilies:
etsy (there are a zillion types)
dollar general (especially around easter)
junk shops/antique shops/secondhand stores
oriental trading (with valentine's especially)
don't judge me, but i take them off of soup plates at restaurants (under the bowl) and stick them in my purse. heheheee! it's the first thing i do, so i can get them off the plate before they get food on them. jimmy rolls his eyes at me.
uses for doilies:
misting (you can either mist the doilies OR use them as a mask):
or you can simply use them as a design element (click on any to see full size):
you can also dye them (jamie used food coloring&water),
use them when wrapping gifts (kraft wrapping paper+doilies+twine&a shipping tag=my favorite)
fold them into fans or flowers,
cut them, use the borders,etc.
um, that was a lot of words about doiles. HA! hope you enjoyed it!