So every once in awhile, through the years, I would see a doily I couldn't pass up. I had no real use for it - but the craftsmanship and the beauty of it just didn't belong in a thrift shop. So I would lovingly take it home and throw it in a drawer (ha). Until one day I realized I had 20-30 something doilies all just hanging out in a dark linen drawer with nothing to do.
So I brainstormed. I wanted to figure out a way I could use them. And below is what I came up with:
A new tablecloth for my dining room table using my lovely hoity toity doilies.
I placed them on the table in a pattern that I liked and attached them together at the corners with small strips of yarn. Easy peazy.
Then I added a centerpiece! I had the green/gold vintage candy holder in my closet and I filled it with a bunch of 60s floral pins.
I'm happy. The doilies are happy. And I bet my great aunt Ruth is looking down from heaven pleased as punch that I'm putting these lovely labors of love to good use.