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February 22, 2010


I have so many vintage doilies and am always looking for ways to use them so when I saw this idea
in the Country Living magazine I knew I had to give it a try.
I picked some of my favorites and randomly tacked them together to create this sweet little
table runner.

Happy day bloggers!


Audra said...

I saw this idea too, was a little reluctant to sew my doilies together, never thinking to just tack them and take them apart if I wanted to use them of another vignette. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...


esquiltingpassion said...

Nice idea, great arrangement.

Karen Valentine said...

Love this idea! Your arrangement looks beautiful.

My Desert Cottage

icandy... said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous~ I may need to do the same on my dining room table!
Thank you again and I am so excited!!!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Beautiful idea! Gonna go gather up my bounty of doilies and make one!! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia K. said...

Well, isn't marvelous when the very simpliest ideas can turn out the most beautiful results?! It is so lovely - and what a wonderful tabletop display. I'm crazy over the milk glass egg cups - clever to use them as candleholders!

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Unknown said...

I love this! It's very dainty! Great job!
Rebekah @allthingzrelated

Jennifer said...

Happy day to you too! Jennifer

Rosemary said...

I saw that, it's a great idea!!

Rustydiva said...

Very pretty with your tablescape. Love those hobnail egg cups! Everything looks great with your table Janis.


Nancy said...

That is a lovely Idea, I have lots of Doilies too.

Anonymous said...

I saw that same article...and have not yet done it....but I thought it's the perfect solution to my compulsive doiley making....crocheting while watching tv at night is one of my favourite passtimes!

it looks beautiful!

red.neck chic said...

Oh... I just LOVE that! I picked up a handful at an estate sale this past week-end thinking they would be gorgeous on handbags.... but alas, I am unable to take the scissors to them!!! I think I will try this instead!

Thank You for inspiring me!!!
;-) robelyn

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janis, I love vintage doilies and have many that were my mama's... your table runner is just beautiful! xoxo Julie Marie PS The word verification for me on this is "happe"... that's what your blog makes me!

Doni said...

Oh how cute cute cute!!! I'm gonna have to try that too!!!
You did a fabby job!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Really cute idea, Janis, I love the hard work that went in to all of these. Your runner is darling.

Unknown said...

Thank you for following my blog. I am looking forward to get to know you. :)
I like your blog. You have a lot of great ideas.

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

The pineapple doily in the middle is fabulous. My mother once made a tablecloth using that pattern. The handiwork on the vintage doilies is so much nicer than anything you can find today. What a lovely idea, thank you for sharing! Karyn

Jane said...

This looks beautiful. I pick these up when I'm thrifting too and have a stash that could be put to good use as a table runner. Thanks for the idea.

Amy Kinser said...

Very pretty.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a sweet idea! Makes a very charming tabletop!

judi said...

janis, such a great use of beautiful vintage elelments...your creations always make me smile!
~judi ;)

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Just beautiful!


Ticking and Toile said...

That is really cute! I need to get out my CL mag & look thru it again ~ missed that one!


Unknown said...

I know what I'm doing tomorrow now. ;-)


Ana said...

Oh Janis,
What a wonderfully, beautiful and creative idea. I love doilies and have aquired a ton too. Now I know what I can do with them...Yay! Thank you so much for sharing the idea. By the way, yours turned out gorgeous. Have a wonderful day my friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Kathy said...

Janis - What a great way to use all those extra doilies! They're so beautiful all together.


Lisa said...

Love this idea. I saw a blog today where she made them into flowers, like you do the pattern pieces tucking a couple different shades together. Cute too. Lisa

Beach House 27 said...

Love this idea - now I'm kicking myself for all the doilies I've passed up -

Actually, you can even use some that have holes or tears if you attach them.

Great idea - Thanks!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a great idea! So pretty!!!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hello my junkdream friend. I've missed coming over. I've been busy helping to move our antic shop. It totally wears me out.

I love what you do with things the best. Your doiley runner is so beautiful. I'm going back to check out what I've missed.

I'm going to be having a drawing with my follower soom.

come visit me

Anonymous said...

HI Janis,
I love your table runner, it looks beautiful!
I just stopped by to tell you I'm having my first blog giveaway, so stop by and enter. Your such a sweetie so I want you to have a chance to win!
Have a great weekend!

Nora said...

I love it... So very pretty... I collect doilies too, among several other items....

Keep On Junking

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Hi Janis- thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments! My daughter and I were enjoying reading your blog this afternoon and love all your creative ideas! Very inspiring! Thanks!

Sherry Carroll said...

What a great idea. I have some of my grandmother's doilies tucked away that would be perfect for this. Stop by my blog to pick up your award.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

That's a great idea and looks beautiful! I have a lot of doilies too. Maybe I should give it a try.
Have a great Sunday!

alice said...

That is brillant! Really a good look!
smiles, alice

DustyLu said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. So I now can become a follower of yours, love your blog too! Off to browse! ~lulu

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

What a great idea. That looks really pretty and I never would have thought of it. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

I saw this too!! And actually bought somemore last summer at garage sales to do this but have not as of yet. I'm thinking that I will have to give it a try now after seeing yours. Yours came out waaaay better than the one in the magazine!!

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