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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lily Doilies Patterns, Design Book 67

The year was 1952 when Lily Mills released their Design Book No 67.   It's not a large book, or leaflet; just 15 pages, and not really jam packed with patterns; just 8, but 8 quite nice patterns they are.   The official name is Lily Doilies.   And, as indicated, there are a couple doilies, but there are far more place mats.  There are also a couple attractive filet crochet designs here, as you might expect with it being a 1950s issue.   Here, let me know you in this photo journal.

 Lily Doilies Design Book No 67
Vintage Doily Pattern from Lily Mills
Starting right off on the front page :
Forget Me Not Doily set includes a large mat, a bread and butter doily, as well as a glass mat.   Use them, or not, as a luncheon set. 

Zinnia Centerpiece No 2 :  A combination of filet and regular crochet results in this lovely 
ruffled zinnia doily.

Ruffled Hexagon Centerpiece No 3 - Small motifs create a large hexagon doily with a most
interesting ruffled edge.

Rose Filet Centerpiece No. 4 :  Filet Crochet in a lovely rose motif can be 
created at 17, 19 or 20 inches. 

Filet Centerpiece No 5 :  Floral filet crochet border surrounds a linen center to measure 
14-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches.  

Evening Stars Place Mat No 6 is made up of 2-1/2 inch floral motifs to 
form a mat of 12 x 18 inches. 

Cherry Roll and Garden Party Place Mats give two summery options for Summer display and use. 

Vintage Round Snail Design Placemat Pattern
And, on the back page is :
Buffet Set No 1 in Crocheted Cluny:   Make this round mat at either 16 or 18 inches, along with 
smaller pieces (size of your choice), to complete a set. 

So what do you think?    In particular, I think the Zinnia doily is spectacular and the Cherry Roll Place Mat would be so fun on a picnic.   And, that Hexagon doily has one of the most intriguing borders I've seen.   

These patterns are in my shop; just click the link below the pictures, should you be interested.   Either way, hope you enjoyed the photo journal.  

Thanks for dropping by,