Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Vintage Wooden Pepsi Crate

Old Pepsi Crate

This Pepsi Crate came from a local store that operated during the 50's and 60's.  UPDATE:  This one has sold out, but I'm always looking for more!  In the meantime, check out the beautiful Christmas centerpiece instructions below.  Also, more creative uses for soda crates from housetohomeblog below:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Beautiful White Crochet Star Pattern Doily

Nothing conveys nostalgic charm quite like crocheted doilies.  They soften and subtly accent without overwhelming whatever you wish to showcase.  Show off a delicate bud vase or treasured figurine; cushion a lamp, or adorn a dressing table or chair back.  You'll find lots of uses for these beautiful and versatile, handmade pieces of vintage needle art.  This one was made in the late 40's or early 50's, and shows the maker's expertise.  

If you'd like to learn to crochet a doily for yourself, here's a good tutorial to get you started.

 Both my grandmothers were accomplished needle artists.  This doily reminded me of their work.

Decorating With Vintage Doilies