Something to make you smile

I challenge you not to smile at my latest thrift shop find. I couldn’t believe my eyes, when I saw this flower faced doily, smiling up at me from a pile of linen. It’s very kitsch with its bright, happy 50’s colours. I like to imagine who made it, putting so much care into their work. This is one doily, I shall definitely not be chopping up, to use in other creations. In fact, I’m tempted to frame it.

happy doily 1

Smiling daisies

doily face 2

Go on, you know you want to smile…

28 thoughts on “Something to make you smile

  1. What a lovely find ! I come here seeing your beautiful elephant pin on gentlestitches’ blog. I am glad I clicked your link in her comment. You are a wealth of talent🙂

  2. I challenge anyone to look at this and not smile! Impossible. What a great find!🙂
    I am smiling all day. It has a small hint of Japanese manga about it. Very, very interesting piece of embroidery.

  3. Omg I love it! It is so beautiful!! It definitely brings big grins! I think that is a lost art! I remember learning how to do that when I was very young but didn’t keep up with it. I wished I had! You made an adorable find!! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  4. I tried not to smile. I took the challenge. I tried really hard. Then my face began to shake. Then it cracked and fell off. I’ve glued it back on, and I’m OK. I shoulda smiled. Oh, well. I’m smiling now… : )

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