Saturday, August 28, 2010

Using Square Paper Lace Doilies To Trim A China Closet Shelf

Dressing up Your China Closet With Paper Doilies

Here is a real simple idea that looks so sweet inside a china closet or for use on exposed shelves. If you look real close you will see that these shelves have been dressed up with a paper lace doily. The square doily is folded on the diagonal to form a triangle. Unlike vintage textiles, the fact that this doily is made from paper, allows it to have a nice firm and crisp look.

Look For Paper Square Doilies

And when buying paper doilies you can find square doilies in 8 and 10 inch squares. There are plenty of brand new packages as well as dealers who have old stock. Remember, often older packaged doilies are yellowed inside. Which is o.k.. Just know what you choices are.

Pretty Designs Make Attractive Edgings

When shopping for paper doilies, look for ones that have a nice edging and an inside with an interesting and clear design. There are many types to look for. In this photos, the entire inside of the doily is cut out which makes the pattern very attractive when you fold the doily in half to form the triangle. In the photos shown, a lovely floral basket is centered in the design.

You can find paper doilies easily online. Also check out party supply stores and craft suppliers.

Photo are courtesy of:

J.P. Finishing Touches Antiques

1 Depot Place
Unionville, CT
860- 798-2198

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. What a nifty little idea for prettying up a kitchen shelf! Thanks for the tip...