Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The ancestral doily collection

One of my great-grandmothers crocheted a lot of fine lace doilies, and I inherited these when my Mom passed away.  I've had these stored in a bag, wondering what to do with them.  They're so beautiful, but modern living isn't very doily-intensive.

I finally figured it out.  I bought a jumbo frame at Ikea, cut up some old clothes for a background, and laid them out.  I'll hang this in my bedroom.


  1. Wow! Wonderful idea! And they are safe and undamaged this way.

  2. Love this! I've been framing/matting some of our great grandmother's doilies also and passing them on as bridal shower gifts with a copy of the family tree with photos.