Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Went Junking Today!

Hey everyone! Ma stopped by and we hit the ground running, stopping at three thrift stores.
Napkins, set of 4 new in package, great colorful flowers 69¢
Boopie glass 25¢ gotta love that!

The thrill of my day was finding a Ziplock baggy stuffed full of doilies, price not marked...
I asked the girl working there and she said $2. Oh, I think I can handle that:@)
In addition to the 60"x16" machine made runner above, all (but one?) of the rest are hand crocheted:
Ma thinks the pinecone shaped ones may be to protect the arms of chairs, any other thoughts?

I have 4 of the round circles, all different sizes from 11" to 13". 
The rectangle in the upper left is the only one stained and ripped, not sure if it's a keeper.
The lower rectangle is the other one that may be machine made, if it was by hand someone shrunk it badly!

Any idea what this is? I've never seen one before... it has pretty embroidery on the corners, 17" square.

And this my friends, is why I bought the bag... Drum Roll Please!!!
10 1/2" x 23"
(Click for a better pic)
If Sheila was closer I would ask her to stop by and get a great pic with her snazzy new camera!

So there you have it folks, 12 doilies for $2! 
Ever since I saw Gail at Faithfulness Farm make a doily runner HERE, it's been on my mind. 
Don't know if I'll do it just yet, but I'm well on my way to a great supply of doilies!
Have a happy day:@)

Joining:
Thrifty Things Friday

41 comments:

  1. Did the one with the four lace corners maybe drape over a small round table? That's what I would do with it anyway. Great find!

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  2. You got a steal on all of those doilies!! I'm always amazed at all the work that goes into making one of those. It will be fun to see what you do with all of them.
    Jane

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  3. It is always fun to find doilies and even more fun to get them a such a great price. Thanks for sharing about the table runner made with doilies, I took a look and think I might like to try that.

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  4. Is there any chance it is an arm chair arm arm cover? I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Looks like you really scored with that shopping trip. Great doilies and in really good condition but for that one. That 4 cornered one might have been for the small square telephone tables in the olden days...lol...That's all I can think of.

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  6. Score! You really hit the jackpot, Lynn!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. That last one is filet crochet, great find.....the other one is for hot rolls or buns in a basket or bowl. The 4 corners fold over to keep the contents warm.....

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  8. What a great day you had! I love doilies, I have them everywhere. What a dream it would be to make something from them. Love your new napkins, too!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Hi,
    The four cornered piece with embroidered corners is for a bread basket. You fold each corner over to cover the bread...
    Enjoy...Wow, you did well on your thrift shopping today.
    dgmills@tampabay.rr.com

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  10. I love blogging. That's my good friend dgmills/Donnie2 that knew what that 4 corner doily thingy was. Such fun.

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  11. The one piece is for a bread basket - it has four points. That's what I use my for anyway and I think it's pretty as well as functional, esp for holidays when you want everything nice.
    You got some great buys.
    Blessings, Barb

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  12. Great, wonderful finds. I was going to tell you about the bread basket one, but I see somebody has already posted it.
    D

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  13. I'm thinking the one with the four corners is also for a bread basket. I just took something similar to it out of my mom's china cabinet drawers and it has 'hot rolls' embroidered on it. what fun finds!

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  14. Hi Lynn, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my posts. I am finally trying to visit some. the trip to Atlanta was fun and after five days exhausting.

    I love your thrift finds. The doilies are a real bargain. The one that had four sides is for a bread basket. You fold each section over the bread. Oops! I guess someone has already told you about the bread basket one.
    Very nice and your favorite piece is awesome. Really the best of the bunch. The runner is so pretty and wide. I do love the flowers on the napkins too. I do love to thrift shop.

    Time to start dinner so I better get going. Busy me!!!
    Keep on thriftin,
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  15. OOOOOOH! You got a great deal there! I think your mom is right. The ovally ones are for the arms of a chair and the circle one is for the back of the chair. They used to use doilies on the backs of chairs because men used bear grease in their hair. When they leaned back it would get on the chair. They changed them often, like pillow cases. Great finds!

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  16. "LOVE,LOVE,LOVE" doilies!!! Just the thought of those Very Special Ladies sitting there pouring their love into their work makes me BUY Every Single One I see!!! Ahhh, you Lucky Lady!!!
    Thank you for sharing your bountiful find!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  17. You hit the linen jackpot today! I love vintage linens. Are you going to set a table with them so we can all oooooh and aaaah?
    I think the square-ish linen is a bun cloth. Put it in a basket fill with rolls or bread and cross over the edges. This is a very pretty piece!
    Yvonne

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  18. Lynn,
    Beautiful finds! Fascinating origins. I never would have known the use for the breadbasket one!

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  19. It's for your dinner rolls. You lay it in basket, put the rolls on top and then fold all 4 corners over the top to help keep them warm. You sure found lots of pretty lace!

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  20. Be ashamed of yourself!! I'll bet you backed out of the store and started running. OMG, I want to go junking with you. Great haul! Hugs, Ginger

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  21. Well of course I love your doilies! LUCKY!!

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  22. This is the stuff of my dreams! I love it all!

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  23. You got some great bargains! The odd shaped one is for a bread basket, the corners cover the rolls or bread. I have a few of those that were my grandmother's.

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  24. Love all your dollies!! Great find! I see someone else told you the 4 corner was for a bread basket! hugs, Linda

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  25. The four-cornered piece is indeed for a bread/roll basket....fold those corners over the hot stuff to keep them warm!

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  26. I love thrift shopping! You got quite a deal with those doilies. :)

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  27. I love them! I'm such a linen fan, and I love doilies.

    I haven't read the other comments, but that mystery one looks like the shape of one that goes over biscuits in a basket. You put it on the bottom and then pull the funky looking sides over the hot stuff.

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  28. Wow! Great finds at great prices, Lynn!....Christine

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  29. Hello Lynn,
    the doilies are great. You have done very right to buy them.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  30. I saw that runner, too. Pretty cool.
    You got an awesome buy on your doilies...
    I already have my Pioneer post up...:)))

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  31. What a find! Enjoy your haul :-)

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  32. Wow! I'd say you had a VERY successful shopping trip. i love doilies; they are so delicate and feminine.

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  33. I'll bet you and your mom were high-fiving one another over these finds! A Boopie sherbet for 25 cents? Wow!

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  34. Lynn, You made out like a bandit! Love your doilies! Also, your custard pie recipe sounds awesome. Looking forward to your party. :-)
    Blessings, Beth

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  35. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I agree with the others about the odd shaped linen. I think it was used in a bread basket.

    You really scored some lovelies! I especially like the Boopie glass. Now if I can just commit that name to memory. My good friend collects this design and I like it as well. 25 cents! Woohoo! Great shopping day!
    Tammy

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  36. Beautiful finds. I agree that the four corner linen is for a bread basket. I bought some last summer not knowing what they were either.I used mine as a doilie,lol.

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  37. Awesome finds Lynn! The doily you weren't sure about with the points is for a bread basket then you cover the bread/rolls up with the corners. I love those! All the doilies are wonderful! And the Boopie glass was a steal! Thanks for joining me for TTF!

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  38. interesting finds! 2bucks? ill go crazy too:)

    i am a new follower here, pls do care to follow back. Thanks a lot.

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