We all used them at one stage of our life: the disposable paper doilies to decorate plates, and placed under a cake for ornamentation. I even recall my parents using small glass doilies when I was little to prevent a condensing glass flooding its coaster. The doily was once considered a pillar of what it is to be British, and every cake stand, plate and saucer had to have a doily on it to be respectable.
Well guess what, the dainty doilies are back! They are, however, no longer just for underneath baked treats and serving ware. Nowadays, they are used as table place settings, as a central table feature, or as a garland. And you can Do It Yourself! (DIY)
These delightful doilies in various vibrant colors and patterns from talking tables bring gentility back to the table. Available at the talking tables webstore, Tea in the City in Amsterdam Oud Zuid, or in the webshop Lang zal ze leven.
Cover your party table with doilies instead of a table-cloth or table runner
Source: Marie Claire Maison, May/June 2012 issue
Use your doilies to create colorful pompoms
Or fold the doilies over a string to make a garland
Have them function as placemat and placecard at the same time
Or to decorate your napkin