I am reposting this for Emma's "Heirloom Party" today. go and check more awesome showings of other heirlooms. Just click Emmas button above!

I would like to share with you somethings I have that are very special to me. These are handmade doilies and little table toppers that were made by my Great Grandmother. My Grandmother handed them down to me. Doilies are not something I use a lot; however, when I do use one of these, it is for a special occasion or just to honor my Great Grandmother. I have a few more but, I chose to just pick 4 of them to show.

I do hand embroidery and beading and other sewing and craft projects. I can't even fathom doing this kind of detail work. I think it is a lost art and that is one of the main reasons I treasure them so much.

Here are Great Grandma Nellie's doilies.....

This is one of my favorites. It is done in all cotton thread. I love the delicate pastel colors around the edge.

These colors must have been very popular at the time she made this one because she also used the same colors and style to make big skirts for the ceramic dolls she made.

This cotton one is so clean and fresh looking that it probably gets used the most.

This one is my all time favorite. I just love the style of it and the soft pink roses are just beautiful (and I really need to iron it! LOL)

This simple cotton oval shaped doily also gets used more than the rest.

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1 comment :

  1. Although I am a lacemaker, I have not had my bobbins out in a long time now. But I still use my lace quite a bit.

    Your Grama's lace doilies are wonderful!


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