Using Doilies to Decorate

I love all things country, romantic and simple.  Though they take a lot of ingenuity, time and patience to make, doilies are just the ticket for decorating country.  I look for them in every antique store, craft store and auction I go to.  They’re delicate, simple-looking, romantic and easy to work with.  Here’s a few ways I use them in my decor:

Use them in the shelves of the entertainment center.
Use them in the shelves of the entertainment center.
Another design.
Another design.
Different designs and shapes make it fun.
Different designs and shapes make it fun.


Place under your antiques.
Place under your antiques.
Cover your shelves.
Cover your shelves.
Dress up a simple lamp.
Dress up a simple lamp.
Gently lay over the outside of your lamps and hang a simple ornament in the center.
Gently lay over the outside of your lamps and hang a simple ornament in the center.
Prissy but country style.
Prissy but country style.
Dress up an ordinary table and under a lamp.
Dress up an ordinary table and under a lamp.
Two layers on the back of the recliner.
Two layers on the back of the recliner.


I’m working on some ideas to incorporate them in some wall art and in my framed items.  Aren’t they delicate, fancy and still country???


Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

6 thoughts on “Using Doilies to Decorate”

  1. pretty! I can’t use anything like that , kids won’t leave them alone.I have some that belong to Roger’s grandma and my granny.


    1. I have some both grandmothers and have bought so many for almost nothing at yardsales and auctions years ago. I’ve got some plans to make some wall art with some that have tattered edges or stains. Wish you were able to use them too!


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