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Posts tagged doilies
Friday Favor of the Day : Stylish Felt "lace-like" Coasters

With doilies making a comeback as a popular choice for wedding and party decor - these unique felt coasters are the perfect add-on.

stylish and decorative felt coasters - resembles lace doilies
The Stylish Felt Coaster Favor Set {shown on left} is not only functional, it's also decorative. The intricate cutout geometric pattern of the coasters adds visual appeal while their durable and absorbent felt material makes them super practical and useful. {comes as a set of 4 - two brown and two ivory}

These doily Lace-Like Felt Coaster Favors Sets {shown on right} feature pretty crochet-inspired details in their cutout, scallop-edged design. The outer border even has adorable heart shapes. {comes as a set of 4 - two black and two white}

both coasters available for purchase from Favor Days.
Doily Themed Weddings : ideas and inspiration

After featuring many wedding gowns this week from the designers new collections - I can see that lace remains to be a HOT trend in weddings this year. But, for today, I wanted to take a little break from showcasing more gowns and share with you some inspiration for incorporating doilies into weddings. Doilies are such pretty patterns and remind me of lace so I put together an inspiration board featuring this dainty decor element. I put this inspiration board together after creating a brand new doily themed invitation design for my etsy shop {which is available as a print-at-home template or pre-printed with envelopes}. This doily bridal shower invitation can also be made into a wedding invitation as it's custom to your specifications. Coordinating paper goods can also be created - so anything you might need for your party can be designed.

doily themed weddings

Image Credits: doily invitation, doily wedding dress, doily table runner, pizzelle cookies, wooden cutlery, doily embellished bridesmaid clutch, doily wrapped favors, sugar doily cake embellishments

Lace Doilies and Weddings : a growing trend

Today I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful uses of doilies for weddings. With more and more weddings going vintage, I think we will be seeing many more uses for this delicate lace whether it's with paper or fabric. And, if you're looking for vintage doilies for your own DIY projects, a simple search for "doily" on etsy under the dropdown of "vintage" yielded 80 pages of results when I last checked.

Using doilies as place cards, you can place a small token or favor inside a rolled over doily that is secured with a vintage brooch. And, then write the name of the guest and place the doily on the center of their plate. {from Matthew Mead} Consider coasters at each place setting or as favors. {from The Cozy Chalet} Lace luminaries add a beautiful candle lit glow to your reception. The intricate patterns of doilies glued inside of paper-bag lanterns are illuminated by votive candles. {from Martha Stewart Weddings} Crocheted doilies make for a beautiful handbag. {from Country Living, w/how-to instructions} Beautifully handcrafted wedding invitations with paper doilies. {from Lee & Hamilton Wedding}

Lace doily clutch from Sew Lola, Lacy light luminaries from Martha Stewart Weddings, Doily wrapped votives from Perfect Bound, Doily wrapped favors from Snippet & Ink

And, lastly, doilies don't always have to be white or cream in color, above shows a great example of dying your doilies to a color that matches your event. To see more on how to do this, please visit Eddie Ross' blog.