This is a brand new, hand crochet doily, measuring appox. 30". The crochet thread is Aunt Lydias and a size #10 in white. The design is a vintage pineapple- a universal sign of welcome in the home.
Doilies were a practical and fashionable accent in Victorian homes. They were named after a famous French draper, Mr.D'Oyley, who encouraged their use to protect fine upholstery from the greasy hair oil sported by Victorian dandies. The legacy of lovely, lace-like creations is as warm and welcoming in the modern home as they were over a hundred years ago.