Friday, October 16, 2015

Winter Home and Thrifty Finds

I'm back in Arizona for the winter, but it sure doesn't feel like autumn or winter!
It's sunny and warm and it feels good!!!  Our flight was a good one, and as we walked into our AZ home, it felt like we never left!

For today's post, it took place while I was still in Minnesota.
While out and about on the last weekend in Minnesota, I stopped at one garage sale and found 5 crochet doilies in excellent condition!
This doily is about the size of a dessert/salad plate, I thought it would make a great doily for my tea tray.
This small doily I'm using to display a tiny nativity that is out year round.
This swirly looking doily I placed on the coffee table in the living room.
This one I placed on the pie crust table, also in the living room, and finally...
this filet crochet one I placed on this very pretty carved folding table.
None of these doilies match, but I think it goes well with the decor in the living room.  Our furniture is pretty eclectic (old and vintagey...mostly handed down or inherited).

I paid 79 cents for the two small doilies, and about $1 each for the other three!  Like I mentioned before, they were in excellent condition (no tears or rips).  The minute I got home I washed, dried and ironed them, and knew exactly where to place them.

Hubby teases me that pretty soon he and our pets will be carrying a doily as well to fit in with our home's decor...whatever!

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  1. Oooh...such pretty doilies. Me thinks one can never have too many pretty doilies gracing one's home. I love, love, love your pretty blue Nativity Scene....'tis very sweet.

  2. I also love to collect doilies. I have a few placed in my home as well but mostly I collect them because my mother crocheted and used them in her home and it brings back many memories. Enjoy your lovely finds. They look great in your decor.
    xx Beca

  3. Wow you can't pass up those prices for the excellent shape they are in, and they all look great where you have placed them. Love your hubby's response to them all :)
    Glad you had a good trip down there!

  4. It's not often one finds doilies in perfect condition, these are all nice. I use doilies around our home too, possibly old fashioned but I like the daintiness they add to the table they're on.

  5. Welcome Home, Oliva! I'm in need of apologizing for our weather. It should have been much cooler to welcome you, but you know Arizona! I just love your beautiful doilies! I still used them around my house, and I have many that I saved that were my mothers. My mother had the kind that ruffled, so she would starch them, and then while they were wet, would stand a drinking glass into each ruffle so that when they dried, the ruffle would stand up real pretty. Lots of work! I have saved your package until you came back to Arizona so that I could give it to you in person. I'm so looking forward to having lunch together! Next Tuesday I am having shoulder surgery, and I will be in the hospital one night and then they will cut me free to rehab at home. As soon as I get that over with, lets do lunch, ok? Can't wait to meet you!

  6. Hi oliva !! Que lindo trabajo !! A mi me encanta el crochet pero todavía soy una principiante

  7. Oh the memories flood back of how gorgeous my MIL crocheted doilies!
    Yours are beautiful. What a lucky find.


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