Saturday, February 12, 2011

doily makeover


I picked out the doilies that were stained .


I cut them .


I framed them .


I added a little zing with some vintage buttons
bought from The Button Bower  ,
no relation to me I promise .
I will eventually have these displayed in The Craftroom .
It's nice to give some old doilies new life .
Pretty ?

32 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love it Clare - great way to give vintage supplies new life!!

Jessica said...

They look great! You certainly get extra points for creativity!

ariadne1895 said...

I love it.

Rose&Bird said...

What a clever idea, well done!

Jan said...

No question about it, Clare; they're gorgeous. What a clever possum you are!

Sarah said...

I love this idea.

Today as I was cleaning out some of my mother's things a found a huge pile of doilies and hankies and tableclothes.

Might have to pinch this idea for some of my stash.

Polka Dot Daze said...

I'm in love with the second one :)

Linda said...

they are stunning Clare! love the fraames too

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Nice! My Sister made a skirt with a tonne of them she collected!
Cute Indeed!

Miss Muggins said...

They look fabulous. Did you paint the frames, and if so what did you use. I have some frames that could do with a freshen up!

Robyn said...

Great 'pictures' for the craft room! What a clever idea :).

The Clip Cafe said...

Very!!! Did you get my msg's about me not being able to email you for the giveaway? Can you drop me a line thanks theclipcafe@yahoo.com.au :-)

kpaints said...

So adorable! Great for a craft room! Wonderful idea!

Sara said...

How pretty and classic!!!

fairchildstreet said...

Looks great. Love the frames. Charmaine

Shay said...

They look so pretty in the frames. What a perfect way to showcase their deliciousness- clever clogs )

Love those frames too!

Shay said...

PS..Your new background is very cute and very YOU.

Red Heads said...

OOOh My GOOOsh , what a terrific idea. The stitcheries look beautiful in the frames.I have many of my mothers stitches & how nice to do that for a rememberance of her. Can I steal your idea??/ PLEASE.?? A creative lady you are!!! Blessings: Dianne..

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Clare, they look just beautiful!!!! :)

Vic said...

Big, big love for these!

Allie said...

Oh man I'm in jealous overload - must make my own, this is way too pretty!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Too cute, Miss Clare!!! Love those frames, and the doilies really are very spesh, very very pretty. The vintage buttons from your namesake are the perfect accompinament! Gorgeous!

Hugs sweetie! Vikki
(who was looking for a pink polkadot background - we have the same tastes sweetie!!!)

quilary said...

Brilliant! I was given a whole lot of doilies from my SIL when her mother moved into the nursing home. I've been making some sewing caddies with them, but I love this idea - it will pretty up my sewing room. Where did you get the frames too please - they really add to whole look?

Cheryl said...

Clare,
These are adorable! I'm always looking for things to make with vintage linens that aren't exactly perfect...and old buttons. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Jodie said...

The frames, doilies & buttons work so well together Clare. Such a clever idea - your craft room will look stunning!

bowerbirdz said...

These look lovely Clare. So nice to be able to preserve these precious treasures from the past. Love that you kept the buttons on their cards,
all the best
Liz - the Button Bower

Frolic in Fabric said...

So pretty and dainty...and great use of cloth that in other places has stains and holes. Oh and just adore the buttons. Elizabeth x

Jan Quigley said...

They are gorgeous, I have a growing collection of doileys. Where did you get the beautiful frames?

fif said...

I love this idea of yours...they look brilliant

Lola Nova said...

Oh, they are beautiful! What a fantastic idea!

The Handmaden said...

Great idea Clare, those frames are really beautiful!
Been meaning to tell you I read your Handmade interview the other day (I know, I'm a little behind! I get magazines from the library) and I thought you came across as really fresh and enthusiastic - it was a lovely interview :)

Cindy said...

Aw, these a super cute! Thanks for stopping by...x