Gallery: SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

woven handiwork, doilies, table cloth
woven handiwork, doilies, table cloth

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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