Freebie Friday: Republic of Doily

doily

I got this crocheted doily from a Free Box at the end of a church yard sale. I’ve been looking at a lot of 1970s-era interiors magazines and design digests lately, and I am trying to use them as an oracle to predict what will be the next big thing in vintage. From this and other research, I feel confident that the use of doilies is not coming back anytime soon. At least not for their intended use. I can see maybe appliquing them onto pillows or stitching them together to make a curtain or a throw. The obvious care that went into creating this little doily makes it too good to throw out. Which is why I took it.