Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Vintage Doily Pillow

There are so many beautiful things on Pinterest. 
Lately I have been searching for things to do with my collection of vintage doilies.  
And - zowee- there are so many good ideas!

These doilies were Mod-podged onto recycled pasta sauce jars.  So much prettier now, aren't they?

Wouldn't these be beautiful at Christmas time?  Snowflakes for your walls.....
Louise Rastall

Don't these canvases look strikingly modern?  You see the geometrics of each doily so clearly.

This doily has been hanging around my mother's house for a pretty long time. So, the last time I was home visiting I asked her for it. Mom knows I  always have something up my sleeve so she was pleased to see it used in one of my "schemes."

I really like the unique shape of this doily - squarish with scalloped edges. 
I knew it would be perfect to stitch on the front of a pillow.  
I used cream coloured thread and stitched in several places to a pink-printed cotton fabric.  

To finish the centre of the pillow I added a flower-shaped button chosen by my daughter. After all, the pillow was going to go in her bedroom!

I showed you my daughter's new decorated BEDROOM
last month.  You might have seen this pillow nestled into the newly-painted garage sale chair.

I love when old things can be used to make new things look prettier.  Usually it's less expensive and it's the loveliest form of recycling!!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
It's the last one of the summer.

Much love to all,


  1. I like Vintage!these are very nice!

  2. Very nice pillow! Think I'm going to steal this idea from you :-) !


  3. Your doily displays are simply gorgeous... Aren't they so precious...???

    hugs x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  4. Another fantastic project and so easy. Pinterest? I dare not go on there as the time flies so fast and I end up still pinning when everyone has gone to bed! xx

  5. What fantastic idea for vintage dolies. I really realy LOVE the Pasta Sauce Jar Idea. Beautiful indeed. All the ideas are wonderful. hugs Judy

  6. I was wondering how Pinterest works?? Could you explain it to me. Thanks Hugs Judy

  7. Love it! I used to make snowflake crocheted ornaments for my christmas tree! When I was finishes making them I would dip them in elmer's white glue and pin them out on a board till they dried, I have had them for 20 something years and I still adore them...... so do friends when they come over at the holidays! S.T/

  8. OOoh lovely - I did notice this in your room reveal. It is lovely - well done! J9 x

  9. So pretty Bronwyn! Those jars are amazing too. Hope your first days back go well!!

  10. Cute -n- clever! Great idea sewing a doily onto a pillow! I also like the cute pink button!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  11. Hi Bronwyn, I've got so many vintage doilies but I just can't bear to part with them, I'm always looking for ways to use them. I'm going to do this. Thanks so much for sharing with Thriving on Thursday. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  12. Beautiful! I love the votive jars, too... you're very talented!

  13. Great projects!I just love doilies! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week.


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