Saturday, March 1, 2014

Vintage Doily Bunting - My New Love

Let me introduce you to my new love:


Don't you just want to dive into this crocheted pile of goodness?

Earlier this year I realized I had some doilies in my possession, and had an idea. Since I LOVE bunting, why not go the route of doily bunting? I've seen the doily curtains and shirts and such, and am just not that into them, but bunting? YES!!!!

doilies cut in half

Some people saw the above photo and wrote me hate letters. 
"How could you cut those piece of history in half?!" they cried.
Easy. Like all old things, they eventually need new life.
My first Doily Bunting came to me out of the blue. I was going to a going away party for my friend, Katira and it just seemed like the right gift! A means of "taking something old to a new place."

vintage doily garland

vintage doilies

vintage doily bunting

I was hooked. A few days later I pumped out another Doily Bunting, listed it on Etsy and Instagram, and it sold within 30 minutes!

vintage doily bunting on a well

vintage doily bunting on a well

bunting doily rocking chair pig soft block flowers on a fence

what to do with heirloom vintage doiliesMy mother-in-law saw the beauty in this new art form (if I may call it that) and sent me some doily heirlooms from my husband's family tree! These babies go back in time!

heirloom doilies green and red

They transpired into this:

vintage doily garland green and beige

Glorious. It was so fun to preserve the heirloom doilies and send it back to my MIL for her to display in a new way. :)

But now I was just about out of doilies. I put an ad on Craigslist for any unwanted doilies. I got 80, yes EIGHTY, of THE MOST GORGEOUS DOILIES from a lady nearby.

bad of doilies with scallop rug

how to make doily buntingMany from this new batch were matching, so I was able to do more of a pattern with this next Bunting. 


snowflake doily on garland

Ivy and I went to the Post Office after hours to get this shot. It's actually really hard to photograph any type of bunting strung out to it's entire length. Any tips?

vintage doily garland on post office box

vintage doily garland on post office box

vintage doily garland on post office box

vintage doily garland on post office box

 This one is still for sale in my Etsy Shop. Click here to view the listing.

I've got quite the inventory of regular fabric bunting, so I'll probably be focusing on my new love for a while: Vintage Doily Bunting.

Aloha,
Rebecca

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful bunting and so in love with styling it on the postal boxes!

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    1. THanks Donna! I knew I had to get a fun backdrop for this one.

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  2. Love the idea of using vintage doilys. Beautiful....

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  3. I love this idea. I have several doilies from my mom, my mother-in-law and my husbands grandmas. I now know what to do with all of them. Thanks for sharing. Found you on the My 1929 Charmer Sunday's Best blog hop!

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    1. Thanks Rachelle! Glad you stopped by :)

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  4. I love, love this! One can never go wrong with doilies in my opinion!! Who knew you could score them on Craigslist?! Awesome! Thanks for linking up to Show & Share last week with this, chose this as my fav!

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    1. Thanks for having the party and choosing me as a fave! I never realized your name was Jennifer! For years, I thought it was Gwen :)

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  5. Wow this is beautiful bunting! I've seen doily bunting before, but what makes yours so pretty is the irregular shapes you used. A very flowing doily bunting, so very pretty. I also never knew you could find doilies on Craigslist. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I actually put a "wanted" add on craigslist, haha. :)

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  6. This is adorable! I want to do this as an Easter backdrop! So cute!

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    1. ooooh! An Easter back drop! Great idea!

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