Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Colour Me {Vintage} Happy


I couldn't resist buying this crochet doiley a few weeks ago. I have never seen one like it and the colours are just so amazing. Every time I look at it I feel happy. Vintage doilies are a great way to add a little touch of nostalgia around the place.

37 comments:

  1. hi simone,

    that is very sweet and unique!

    xo

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  2. Simone,

    That is so cute! I can't believe how fresh and bright the colors are. Good eye encore!

    Marjorie

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  3. I've not seen a colourful one like that either! What a great find!!

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  4. Oh my grandma use to make these all the time when I was growing up...how I wish I had a bunch of them right now.

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  5. That is so pretty and vibrant!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your new purchase Simone - it's super cute! Not sure I will be able to pick any of these up in Hong Kong (where I currently live), but until I move back home to Brisbane, I can admire yours!

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  7. Someone's pretty work is nice & even.
    Mine looks like a monkey did it.
    Sunshine day,
    Julia

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  8. So charming and so - YOU, Simone. xo

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  9. Very cheerful--a liitle bit of happiness
    for the home.

    Melinda

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  10. Nice find.So pretty.Wish I could crochet, over the holidays my mother in-law will be teaching me.Hope I can pick it up quick.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Queenie

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  11. Wow seeing this makes me feel happy too. This is a great buy!

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  12. You know I'm loving the color! I can totally see why looking at it makes you happy!

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  13. I have an old neighbour from the 70's who used to crochet me either a hanky or a doily in that style for every birthday and Christmas. I have a little collection of them in my keepsake box as I treasure them and my memories of dear old 'Mrs Pat' who is very old now and unable to create her masterpieces any more due to arthritis and poor eyesight. This one of yours is just sooo 'Mrs Pat'! A-M xx

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  14. Now that is truly beautiful...and I'm very jealous

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  15. I love it! It is really delightful and very you. xx

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  16. Hi there...just popping in to say thanks for the congrats on winning over at Julie being Ruby!!! Cool doyley...Haven't seen one like that before♥x

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  17. Oh I love doileys, and this one is so pretty!! xx

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  18. Gorgeous old fashioned thing - another of your beautiful finds! Leigh

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  19. Hi Simone, sooo pretty, adore the flowers! Sharon xxxoo

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  20. Very cute!Doilies bring me back to my childhood!
    x

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  21. Really a lovely find Simone!
    Soo pretty :)

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  22. That is beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen one with such vivid colors.

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  23. I have two doilies exactly like that! My grandmother (my Mom's) crocheted them! Oh, I love them so much and they give me such a wonderful feeling of nostalgia and bring to mind my sweet grandmother and a simpler time of life every time I look at them.

    Enjoy your treasure!
    All the best to you,
    Eileen

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  24. that's ever so cheerful and sweet!

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  25. sooo pretty! What will you put on it? a plant maybe? a tea cup? xxx

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  26. how simone! how sweet!
    have a great day!
    justyna

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  27. Oyh wow I have some just like this that my grandma made!! I will have to drag them out!

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  28. Vintage furniture have always attracted the passionate customers. Most often, in auctions vintage chairs are sold at high prices.

    outdoor furniture

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  29. Oh so pretty, my nanna had some like these! I'm currently collecting plain doilies to make a table runner, hope it works out! x

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  30. I have one of these, my mother picked up two of them somewhere and gave one to me. Yours looks newer than mine, though, and the stitches are a little different, mine is more cream colored where yours is white and the flowers on mine are more faded. I do see these from time to time in antique/second hand stores, but they are not overly common.

    PS love your blog, I have been looking for one like it for so long, others are either full of overpriced finds or are just things for sale disguised as blogs...I was looking for fun, do-able tips for second hand decorating, and it looks like I found it here!

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