Centerpieces & Doilies


Antique & Vintage
Centerpieces and Doilies
  ~ The back bone of Victorian decorating ~
 
The name “doilie” came to be from a series of events beginning in the latter part of 1800’s.  Up until that time doilies were most commonly called Rounds, Roundels or Roundells (the name varied by location).  Around 1880 emerged an industrious fellow by the name of Doyle who roamed the countryside’s of Ireland, calling on the peasants to make linens for him and forming a huge cottage industry.  These linens were then exported en masse around the world.  The products bought from Doyle, whether they be roundels, runners, or placemats were dubbed “Doylees” or “Doylies” by the shop owners.  The early women’s magazines soon began publishing articles on how the crafty housewife could replicate them.  It was probably they who narrowed down and titled their articles on Roundels as “Doylies”. 
 
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Gorgeous Centerpiece Hand Embroidered in a Wild Rose Pattern
Gorgeous Centerpiece Hand Embroidered in a Wild Rose Pattern
$46.00
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Vintage Set of 3 Nottingham Lace Doilies
Vintage Set of 3 Nottingham Lace Doilies
$24.00
Small Normandy Lace Doilie from France – Perfect!
Small Normandy Lace Doilie from France – Perfect!
$45.00
Pretty little Linen and Schiffli Lace Doilie
Pretty little Linen and Schiffli Lace Doilie
$12.00
Gorgeous 21” Crocheted Centerpiece – Cream Fading to White
Gorgeous 21” Crocheted Centerpiece – Cream Fading to White
$28.00
22.5” Hand Crocheted Peacock Feather Centerpiece - Timeless
22.5” Hand Crocheted Peacock Feather Centerpiece - Timeless
$22.00
18.5” Hand Crocheted Pineapple Centerpiece – Lovely!
18.5” Hand Crocheted Pineapple Centerpiece – Lovely!
$18.00
30” Off-white Crocheted Centerpiece – Would also Make a great little Tablecloth
30” Off-white Crocheted Centerpiece – Would also Make a great little Tablecloth
$30.00
16” Hand Crocheted Doilie with Czech Glass Beads – This is neat!
16” Hand Crocheted Doilie with Czech Glass Beads – This is neat!
$21.00
Hand Crocheted Filet Lace Donkey – Unused and Perfect
Hand Crocheted Filet Lace Donkey – Unused and Perfect
$18.00
29” Hand Crocheted Centerpiece – Pretty Filet Floral Pattern
29” Hand Crocheted Centerpiece – Pretty Filet Floral Pattern
$29.00
Three 9” Embroidery on Net Doilies – Slightly shabby but Soooo Pretty
Three 9” Embroidery on Net Doilies – Slightly shabby but Soooo Pretty
$18.00
Swedish Crocheted Centerpiece with Fringe
Swedish Crocheted Centerpiece with Fringe
$32.00
Eight Delightful European Bobbin Lace Coasters
Eight Delightful European Bobbin Lace Coasters
$72.00
Pair of vintage hand tatted doilies - perfect!
Pair of vintage hand tatted doilies - perfect!
$30.00
Set of 12 antique hand crocheted drink coasters
Set of 12 antique hand crocheted drink coasters
$78.00
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