Repur­pose vin­tage doilies, linen and lace into pretty pieces with nos­tal­gic ap­peal

NZ House & Garden - Country Living - - Romantic Style Design File -

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.

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