Gallery: SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

doilies, woven handiwork

While grandmother’s doilies may be an anachronism in modern homes today, the UNBLOSSOM salt crystal crocheted bowls represent a very current trend- that is the re-inventing of products from past crafts for modern-day uses. The-Home-Project crystallized doily bowls breathe new life into a lost craft and are anything but nostalgic. Not that we don’t love the handiwork of thousands of needle loops, but the more visually engaging three-dimensional version is easier to appreciate when sustainably recycled into a piece that fits with the new decor.

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  1. Elliott May 31, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    My grandmother made similar bowls, and darling teacups with saucer attached, about 50 years ago. Also sugared!
    While these are beautiful, I would wonder about the long-term stability in something so spendy. Salt attracts moisture, and probably a breakdown in the fabric structure. In a patch of really humid weather, I would think the surface under a salted bowl would suffer too.

  2. David May 31, 2007 at 11:19 am

    I would hardly call that a modernization, my mom had salted doilies things kicking around the house since forever, I hate them.

  3. Sara May 28, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    My grandma used to make THE EXACT SAME BOWLS, but using sugar crystals instead of salt. I used to suck on the edges (mmm..sugar).

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