The following definition is borrowed from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English language, Houghton Mifflin Company, copyright 2000:
n. pl. doi·lies
1. A small ornamental mat, usually of lace or linen.
2. A small table napkin.
I'm sure not all of you share my love of the doily. To some, the doily kind of says "Grandma's House".
I think my style is influenced by English and French Country, Cottage, Romantic, Primitive, Victorian, and American Country, and a little bit of "Grandma's House".
I don't combine all of these styles in each room, but have different rooms in my cookie cutter, 1950's rambler, that lean toward one or more of these influences.
To date, most of my blog posts have featured a doily. A common white or ecru doily. Most of my doilies are neutral, but I have a few crocheted from colored thread. Take a look:
|A square mauve doily with white flowers.|
|A round white doily with green trim and red flowers.|
|I actually use this one a lot. I have two with mauve flowers and green leaves.|
|This one is not colored but has a filet crochet word "bread" and an unusal shape.|
|This one has pink flowers and green trim.|
|Two small doilies with colored thread accents.|
|I have never used this one. Kind of bright and wild!|
|Two more small ones. Cute!|
|A purple vaiegated square doily and a brown variegated round one!|
|I use this one all the time. White doily with miniature red beads crocheted into the edges and design.|
I have had one of these mauve flowered doilies under this clock on my tv for quite a few years. (I have 5 tvs and only 2 have been replaced with flat tvs so far) I will have to find a new place for it when this tv dies! My son and my husband have complained from time to time about the leaves on this doily covering the score of the Vikings game.
How do you feel about doilies? Have you ever crocheted one? I have crocheted one, but just one!