New Additions…Well, not all are new, but we have added some new ones because we love doilies!

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The doily sets off the beautiful vintage tea cups.

Doilies – those delicately crocheted thingies you saw on everything at your mother’s or grandmother’s  home – on the back of the couch, the kitchen table, the entrance hall table, the coffee table, the dressing table, the arms on the chairs – all sizes – all colors but mostly white or off white – shaped like circles, stars, ovals, squares, triangles, rectangles, flowers.  Well, no matter how big, what color or shape, I love them, all of them.

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The pink doily is the perfect compliment to the pinkish teapot,

I’ve never met a doily I didn’t appreciate, especially when you can imagine a lovely woman, sitting in her comfortable chair, thinking about all the wonderful people in her life and trying to solve all the problems of the world.  I recently was talking to my brother-in-law, Phil, about doilies.  He was at an event we were setting up for and picked one up at the table.  He told us that he fondly remembers his grandmama Lillian Earl crocheting doilies with tobacco twine. Although he doesn’t have a doily of hers, he does have a beautiful crocheted blanket she gave him when he and my sister got married. What a treasure!

(This doily is particularly special to me. It was once in a frame in my daughter’s room when she was just a baby. She’s now in her mid-twenties.)

Southern Vintage Table has an extensive collection of doilies and adding to them all the time, because, as I confessed, I love them!  There’s pure love in a doily and they always are ready to showcase anything you put on the table for the people you love.   More of our doilies have been pinned on our Pinterest Board.

Here’s a clever article I found on the web about doilies!