Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday Treasures: Decorating with Doilies

I've been missing in action for too long. My 3 year old is still getting over croup, and I am on my own second round of antibiotics and excuses... 

It's about time for a new post, but weather has not been cooperating for good photos around here. Must be feeling my pain. Until then, and very much along the same lines... I bring you a current craving of my own - calorie free!

I've been loving vintage doilies for quite some time. And my affinity has overflown to items decorated with doilies, vintage, handmade, paper, etc. I do not discriminate. :)

Here is a round-up of some creative and lovely doily-inspired crafts and decor for your viewing pleasure.

This photo is from my post about The Ruffled Nest Studio shop. I loved her delicate doily banner hanging in an open wood frame. Come to think of it... I should have bought the whole display! :)

Lovely tablecloth embellished with vintage doilies.

An etsy wishlist item: doily wooden coasters 
{they got me with that sea glass colored background, too}

Monster sized doily-inspired wall art. {And a super cozy, lush looking daybed}

Embroidery hoops with vintage doilies

Oooohhh.... and add some material, buttons and embroidery... Love it!

Wooden circle tags with doily overlays.

Gorgeous flowers in simple ball jars with doilies and twine.

3D Hanging Doilies from lisastorms.typepad.com

Doily lampshade {love that this is paired with a rustic wooden background}

Easy drink parasols from paper doilies

I used paper doilies to pretty up some goody bags for Mother's Day

So in love with this idea to use doilies in the window to look like snowflakes this winter.

There are lots of packaging ideas floating around with doilies. 
I think this craft paper package and floral ribbon are oh so pretty.

This gorgeous handcrafted scatter rug from etsy is on my Christmas wish list!

I am very inspired to make a vintage doily runner for my table. 
I think it looks great against wood tones.

Lots of eye-candy for today. Hopefully I will have some luck taking photos of my doily-inspired decor very soon. I will share as soon as aesthetically appealing.

Happy Election Day!

~ All photos with original links can be found here. ~


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring post on Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    I love all the ideas. Now you got me thinking, I have to find my lace doilies and do something with them.


  2. love these ideas! lace and doilies are so pretty!


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