Friday, January 15, 2010

Treasures to Keep

An old stationary box filled with a rainbow of vintage ribbons

Since I started selling vintage most of the treasures I've come across I have put up for sale. I do have some of my items displayed in my home to enjoy until someone decides to buy them. There are a few though that I have kept and thought it would be fun to share them.

This tablecloth is a vibrant yellow with strawberries, apples, and pears (along with a few bees) that dance along the border. It does have a few holes but plenty of usable material. ~ I'm seeing some lovely aprons here!

Many of these keepers are items that I don't think I could get that much for so I might as well hold onto. These that I am sharing today are just waiting to be made into something wonderful.

about a dozen 7" vintage doilies ~ like "new"!

about 80 (seriously!) 5" doilies, sticker reads "Guaranteed China Make All Hand Made" in perfect condition!

About a dozen of these 3" square curiosities. Doily with a linen backing and slit in the middle. Any ideas what they may have been used for?

Someday I will be able to start sewing again. In the meantime I love having these bits around, waiting for me to bring them to life.

Until then they sit looking lovely.


  1. You've just made me want doilies now!
    I've been using lace as a background and texture to my work alot, doilies would be even better!

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  3. Those are really great items!! Not really into vintage myself, but I do like the doilies too!

  4. The doilies with the slit are coasters for stem glasses. The Episcopalians in our town drink wine like there's no tomorrow and they make these and sell them as coasters for stemware.