Friday, February 24, 2012

WHAT IS THIS CALLED?


Can someone tell me what this is called?  Not the clock or vase, LOL.

It's a piece of crochet (I think?) that my Grandmother made.  My Mom had it in storage for a long time and we pulled it out recently when we were looking for something to put under the glass on this end table in the guest room.  I'd like to buy/find some more or at least something similar, assuming they aren't outrageously priced of course, to put elsewhere in the room.

I just don't know what to call it when I'm looking for it online or even at a thrift store/tag sale.  I'm assuming it has a name of some sort, or a style or description, just don't know what that would be.

Thanks!

21 comments:

Jenny said...

This is coffee table doilies or crocheted lace :) my mom used to make them all the time.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

A tatted doily

Farmers Wife said...

Tatted doily

Annie's Granny said...

It looks like a crocheted doily to me, the tatting I have is much finer (more delicate) looking.

Heather said...

It's most definatly called beautiful!! I've done some crocheting, so can appreciate the time and effort it must have taken.

Kelly said...

Doily. That's what they're called around here.

John Gray said...

yes its a doily
mind you it is designed to be used UNDER a plate rather than on top of one

becky3086 said...

Definitely a crocheted doily with pansies around the edge. I have two smaller ones like it and have crocheted many doilies myself.

1st Man said...

Thanks! I love that people used to just make these as part of their regular routine. It's becoming a lost art.

1st Man said...

Thank you!

1st Man said...

Thanks mucho!

1st Man said...

You're awesome! thanks!!

1st Man said...

Aww, thanks, it means alot to me, I wish I had more of them from her, but if I could find something similar, it would be a nice homage!

1st Man said...

Are you sure? Ha, just kidding!

1st Man said...

But then you can't see it! Amazing to think they did all that work, only to have it covered up by bowls and plates and such.

1st Man said...

Thanks for thinking of the flowers, i never thought to ask what they were. I think I can find something similar...thanks again so much!!!

dianefaith said...

Yep, it's a doily. Crocheted, I think. As someone else said, tatting usually is produced with finer thread, and the end product would be essentially covered by the vase. I usually see tatting only in lace edgings, or perhaps in a bookmark. Also, I have to comment on the clock: I have one just like it.

Alison said...

And the colored flowers on the edge make it even more special. Most doilies are monochromatic, at least the ones I've seen in the past have been. You should be able to find these in thrift shops or antique stores in the area. I wonder if my Mom has any stashed away....I'll ask.

1st Man said...

Love that you have the same clock! Too cool! I noticed when I was out there yesterday that it's running about an hour fast, it worked just fine before i moved it, not sure what causes that, ha. Yeah, maybe this was so the vase only covered the middle and then the outside edge with the flowers was exposed?

1st Man said...

Hey alison! Yes, I should look around town, there might just be something there. Like I thought above I wonder if it was supposed to be that way so the outside edge was seen? Thanks for looking!!!

Anonymous said...

In french this is called "napperon", "little tablecloth", and this one is definitely pretty!