But these sets fulfilled more than just TV watching, the top surface became yet another place for the woman of the house to merchandise objects of choice. Here one would often find picture frames, vases, pieces of art, etc.
And, of course, the display often included the doily; a perfect showcase to whatever might gather. Women around the world crocheted pieces to adorn their TV's. The patterns were frequently called doilies, runners or scarves. One company -- Needlework Services -- (Mail Order Design patterns) took it a step further and actually referred to them as TV covers.
There were a numbers of these design patterns ....
Design 7041 - in three sizes; 19, 21 and 32 inches
Design 7020 - in three sizes; 19, 21 and 32 inches
Design 7226 - in four sizes; 20, 23, 34 and 52 inches
Design 7339 - In three sizes; 22, 25 and 38 inches
Now, the classic TV Doily has become a thing of the past, but these Designs live on. They are still the staging for beloved items, only the table has changed. We now call them Large Centerpiece Square Doilies, or, in some cases small tablecloths.
These patterns, which I adore even thought I do not crochet, are each a small piece of our history.
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