Tuesday, September 2, 2008 2:02 PM EDT
A doily is a decorative mat that is usually used to prevent scratches on furniture, liven up a drab space, or used to add some pizazz to a dish
. You’ve probably seen them in your mother’s home, at a craft show, or under your favorite dessert
Traditionally, doilies were crocheted, but now it’s easy to find paper doilies, foil doilies, and even elaborate doilies consisting of a variety of textiles that have been stitched together to create a unique decorative piece of art which may be framed and hung up on your wall.
Most people either love
or hate doilies...
Are doilies tacky ornaments or crafty decorations? Leave a comment and let us know.
Doilies clockwise from top left: Medallion Foil Doilies, theroyalstore.com
- Crocheted Doily, crochetedbyfrida.com
- Lace Doilies, polandbymail.com
, Springtime Doilies, honeysucklecottage.com