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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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
3 Pc Dresser Set Hand Embroidered in Pastel Dianthus Pattern – Unused!
3 Pc Dresser Set Hand Embroidered in Pastel Dianthus Pattern – Unused!
$16.00
Oval Centerpiece with 2 Side pieces – Really, really nice!!
Oval Centerpiece with 2 Side pieces – Really, really nice!!
$39.00
Mid 19th Century Brussels Duchesse Lace Doilie – Be still my heart…
Mid 19th Century Brussels Duchesse Lace Doilie – Be still my heart…
$65.00
Set of 6 Unused Linen Hand Embroidered Madeira Coasters
Set of 6 Unused Linen Hand Embroidered Madeira Coasters
$28.00
Beautiful Swedish Hardanger Doilie in Immaculate Condition
Beautiful Swedish Hardanger Doilie in Immaculate Condition
$38.00
23” Hand Embroidered Centerpiece with Scalloped edge
23” Hand Embroidered Centerpiece with Scalloped edge
$32.00
Three 9” Embroidery on Net Doilies – Slightly shabby but Soooo Pretty
Three 9” Embroidery on Net Doilies – Slightly shabby but Soooo Pretty
$18.00
Hand Crocheted 21” Centerpiece in Peacock Feather Pattern - Timeless
Hand Crocheted 21” Centerpiece in Peacock Feather Pattern - Timeless
$21.00
Set of Six German Plauen Lace Mats or Doilies – Sea Nymphs
Set of Six German Plauen Lace Mats or Doilies – Sea Nymphs
$72.00
25” Edwardian Linen Hand Embroidered Centerpiece
25” Edwardian Linen Hand Embroidered Centerpiece
$39.00
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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
10” Madeira Embroidered Doilie in a Graceful Basket Pattern
10” Madeira Embroidered Doilie in a Graceful Basket Pattern
$8.00
Dainty Embroidered Centerpiece with Southern Belle
Dainty Embroidered Centerpiece with Southern Belle
$32.00
26” Linen Centerpiece with Lace Edge – Delft Blue
26” Linen Centerpiece with Lace Edge – Delft Blue
$35.00
Intricate German Schiffli Lace Doilie – Ladies Filling an Urn
Intricate German Schiffli Lace Doilie – Ladies Filling an Urn
$22.00
Antique Linen Embroidered Centerpiece with Torchon Lace
Antique Linen Embroidered Centerpiece with Torchon Lace
$65.00
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Fabulous Machine Filet Lace Centerpiece with Linen Center – Scenes of the Orient
Fabulous Machine Filet Lace Centerpiece with Linen Center – Scenes of the Orient
$45.00
Oval Scalloped Centerpiece with Wheat and Wildflowers
Oval Scalloped Centerpiece with Wheat and Wildflowers
$38.00
21” Antique Linen Tape Lace Doilie – Perfect!
21” Antique Linen Tape Lace Doilie – Perfect!
$28.00
23” Linen Embroidered Centerpiece – White on White Roses
23” Linen Embroidered Centerpiece – White on White Roses
$42.00
Sold
20” White on White Linen Embroidered Centerpiece done in Buttonhole Stitch
20” White on White Linen Embroidered Centerpiece done in Buttonhole Stitch
$49.00
Sold
Elegant Linen Centerpiece or Tray Cloth - Perfect Madeira Embroidery
Elegant Linen Centerpiece or Tray Cloth - Perfect Madeira Embroidery
$20.00
German Hand Crocheted Runner or Centerpiece – Bold, Clean Design
German Hand Crocheted Runner or Centerpiece – Bold, Clean Design
$65.00
Sold
Antique Linen Wedding Centerpiece c. 1900
Antique Linen Wedding Centerpiece c. 1900
$45.00
Antique hand filet crocheted centerpiece - cherubs
Antique hand filet crocheted centerpiece - cherubs
$62.00
Pair of vintage hand tatted doilies - perfect!
Pair of vintage hand tatted doilies - perfect!
$30.00
Antique 20 piece hand crocheted tea set
Antique 20 piece hand crocheted tea set
$118.00
Set of 12 antique hand crocheted drink coasters
Set of 12 antique hand crocheted drink coasters
$78.00
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