Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


Currently Obsessed With: Doilies

Old school with a modern twist

It's no secret that I love vintage decor but sometimes I am not sure how to use some accessories without making my home look dated. Then I came across this photograph in the April issue of Chatelaine magazine

A runner made from vintage doilies. I LOVE IT. It is such a fresh and stylish take on a rather dated item. I have had a collection of doilies in storage for years and now I am so excited to bring them out and make this. 

I was so inspired that I searched far and wide and found these other stylish ways to use your grandmother's doilies:

This idea is presented as holiday decor but I would do this for a summer party too. Wouldn't they look pretty blowing in a breeze?

My mother had two velvet cushions with doilies sewn on the front in our living room when I was growing up. I love this modern take on a doily covered pillow.

This wedding dress makes me want to have another wedding. I love the pop of green peeking through. So feminine and pretty.

How about using doilies to make a light fixture? Fun!

Whether you like a splash of colour or more neutral art, I think you'll agree that these examples of doliy art are pretty fantastic.

So, what do you think? Would you use doilies as decor?

image sources: chatelaine, martha stewartcluck cluck sew, gia canali, odette nymod podge rockstanis fiber arts

hero image: chatelaine and cluck cluck sew