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Would Grandma Approve?

A Collage of Doilies. What would Grandma think if she saw some of her handiwork hanging on the wall!?

red wall, starched

Doilies with the FotoSketcher Emergence filter

Doilies with the FotoSketcher Dots filter

Doilies with the GIMP Stained Glass filter

My previous post about Doilies is at Preserving and Using Grandma’s Doilies.

Do you have any of your Grandma’s  or Grandpa’s treasures displayed in your house?

This week’s WordPress.com Photo Challenge is Collage.

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  1. Wonderful collection! I have saved my sister-in-law’s 20 large knit doilies. They look finely crocheted and I use them regularly as chargers for company dinners. They add a beautiful old worldly touch to the table and we love them for the memories of a very fine lady.

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    • That is another great idea. It reminds me, I should get some doilies out and set them down the middle of my dining table like a runner.

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  2. Lovely doilies! Not sure my great aunt would approve but a crafty friend used Aunt Martha’s doilies to decorate two bedside lamp shades. Not what they were meant for – but I think they work!

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  3. What do you think she would think? Was she the practical type that would have preferred to see them used, or would she have liked to see them displayed? My two grandmothers would have fallen on opposite ends of this spectrum.

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  4. When referring to what I know about doilies, the term “less than zero” comes to mind. However, I know beauty when I see it….and talent. Good stuff.

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    • Thank you, Al, for the kind words. I used the search tool on your blog, and I could not find a single instance of the word doily or crochet, so I believe you when you say ‘less than zero’!

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  5. I think Grandma would be proud as peaches of your display of the doilies and your artistry of the collage.

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    • Thanks E.C., but I only had to starch them and pin them to the wall. You would have crocheted them, then starched them and pinned them!

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    • Once you start starching doilies, there are a lot of ways you can mold them into quite interesting shapes!

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    • I know what you mean. Sometimes we have enough trouble storing our own stuff without taking on the task of caring for the previous generations stuff!

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