I know, I know! This is a quilt site, BUT experience taught me that quilters are very often creative in other areas too! My question is: are any of you familiar with a beaded doily? Did your mom or granny use them too? For some reason I am not able to post the picture here, but you will find a pic on my page. I didn't crochet this doily myself, but inherited it from my granny who died at the age of 89 a few years ago. People from those "long ago" times used these doilies to cover their milk jugs. They mostly lived on farms, with no electicity and lots of flies! lol! The beautiful glass beads added weight to the doily. Today people don't use them anymore... I still use this one sometimes if I want to decorate a beautiful tea tray for a special friend. I consider it to have it framed.
It is on my to do-list to crochet a similar one, only for the nostalgia of it. The problem was that I couldn't find those teardrop glass beads locally. (I think because there is not really a demand for them anymore). Fortunately, my friend found a few online shops from which I can order some.