Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aunt Mary's Crocheted Doily

This post is result of a January 24th post by Rachel at Lawn Tea. 
Rachel is a talented blog writer with southern roots, who often writes
about family memories which are similar to my own childhood memories
of growing up an Appalachian family,
but that is a story for another day.    
I hope you will go to Rachel's blog and back a couple of posts to the "Craftless" post
about her memories of crocheting family members.  
 My mother and aunts, especially my Aunt Mary, crocheted especially
 during winter weather similar to what we have
experienced here in Kentucky recently.
Today, I am featuring a crocheted doily made by Aunt Mary.
I use it as a small table topper (below) in a spare bedroom. 
Aunt Mary used the table and doily in her home the same way.
The table top is 24 x 11 inches, to give you an idea of the size of the doily.
Aunt Mary was a teacher in one and two-room schools in rural Kentucky,
before moving to Florida where she taught in a small elementary school
until retirement when they moved back to Berea.
  I visited Aunt Mary and Uncle Aden in Florida every summer for years.
 I am so thankful for those times we shared.
After my uncle's passing, Aunt Mary developed many health issues and became blind,
and sadly, crocheting was one of the activities she missed most.
I was honored to be her caregiver,
and I am honored to have a few of her "treasures" including this doily.


GardenOfDaisies said...

It's gorgeous! LOVE it! I think that is a pineapple crochet design.

racheld said...

What a treat and what an honor!! Thank you for linking Lawn Tea (my clumsy fingers just typed "liking"---that, too, I hope).

What a sweet memory and memorable story---we just have such "threads" running through our families that we can see and touch.

And the doily! It's in the Christmas Closet this minute. It comes out when we put the red cloth on the small table---made by my Mammaw J, of course. It came to us with my Mother's little coffee-table from the den, where she sat for so long in her last years. She had the doily beneath the glass on the oval table, and I'm surprised it doesn't have a stain on it somewhere, for her iced tea glass would cause moisture to gather beneath the glass. Sometimes in Spring we put it back under there, with all the green and wicker in the sitting room.

Will wonders never cease---I'm sure I must have posted a picture of it in SOME blog post or another.

Thanks again for your kind words, the link, and your faithful visits.


Marilyn said...

The doily is just gorgeous! What a treasure from your Aunt Mary.

Micupoftea said...

What a treasure to have your Aunt's handiwork. Thanks for sharing :)

Angela McRae said...

Now this is certainly interesting timing, as I just got through writing Monday's blog post that mentions a table topper crocheted by my grandmother! Now I've got to go find that blog you mentioned!

Bernideen said...

As you know from seeing my blog - I am great fan of doilies! One can never have too many - like cups and saucers.


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