LOVE OF LACE
Repurpose vintage doilies, linen and lace into pretty pieces with nostalgic appeal
Small remnants of lace, crocheted cloth and dainty doilies are cherished by fans of the romantic style. Check out these fun and easy ways to recycle and reuse these fading treasures.
amazing how pretty a plain glass jar can look when you add a bit of lace, a label and some twine. Glue is a bit messy for attaching lace and is difficult to work with on glass. A better idea is to use narrow, double-sided tape, which should end up being barely visible underneath the lace.
a cute way to serve summer drinks while keeping the midges out. If you don’t feel like cutting a hole in the middle of heirloom linen, try paper doilies instead or look for inexpensive mass-made doilies in two dollar stores.
salvaged from old lacy tablecloths and runners, or individual crocheted doilies, look charming wrapped around cutlery and tied with twine.
piece from an old crocheted tablecloth, hung in a distressed wooden frame, is beautiful as well as useful for hooking earrings into; a white bowl lined with another lace scrap is perfect for holding beads.