Sunday, July 10

Keepers

Preparing for a garage sale forces you to make snap decisions...keep it or ditch it?  Some things are easy to let go of...other things you inevitably hang onto, even if you never intend to use them.  For example, I have a tall stack of my Grandmother's handmade doilies that I want to keep....yet I don't picture myself ever using them.  (The top two tablecloths I will keep out for entertaining...the peacock one is incredible!)

What treasures are tucked away in your basement, or closet, that you know you will never need, but you keep anyways?

8 comments:

  1. I have one of those huge peacock doilies that my Mother made, and a couple smaller ones. I can't get rid of them, though like you I will never use them. There is so much time, craft and love in them.

    My Mom knitted me a sweater with a watermelon on the front probably 30 years ago .... I still have it in my dresser drawer .... and I'm a huge proponent of getting rid of stuff you don't wear or use!!!!

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  2. Nooo don't get rid of them! Just this past week I made a DIY project to show off my mother's doilies that I'll blog about this week. I'll let you know as soon as I write about it.

    Also, was your grandmother Portuguese? These are very similar to Azorean doilies women would make to earn some money- one of the only "jobs" they could have.

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  3. We actually had some older ladies made us all kinds of doilies for our wedding. I have no idea what to do with them, but I LOVE them! They look A LOT like these!

    We also got a TON of crystal for our wedding. We just took it out of the boxes last year (we've been married for almost 9 years). I kept it and we finally have a built in cabinet so at least we can see it now!

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  4. These are so great! Don't get rid of them - especially the large & most interesting ones. I don't normally like the frilly-ness of doilies but I did do a wall of doilies - framed white on white - and everyone who visits stares at them. Eddie Ross has done some interesting things with doilies - including dying them black for Halloween decor. Pretty striking actually.

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  5. Hi Shannon,
    I finally posted my doilies DIY project today.
    I hope it convinces you to keep them.
    Nancy

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  6. Hi Shannon,
    I finally posted my doilies DIY project today.
    I hope it convinces you to keep them.
    Nancy

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  7. These are so great! Don't get rid of them - especially the large & most interesting ones. I don't normally like the frilly-ness of doilies but I did do a wall of doilies - framed white on white - and everyone who visits stares at them. Eddie Ross has done some interesting things with doilies - including dying them black for Halloween decor. Pretty striking actually.

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  8. Nooo don't get rid of them! Just this past week I made a DIY project to show off my mother's doilies that I'll blog about this week. I'll let you know as soon as I write about it.

    Also, was your grandmother Portuguese? These are very similar to Azorean doilies women would make to earn some money- one of the only "jobs" they could have.

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