Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Devizes Doily

I wrote at the end of April about us spending our wedding anniversary together at Westonbirt and also visiting the market at Devizes. That was a great week. (smile) I shared at the time that we bought a colorful dish when we were at Westonbirt to commemorate our anniversary. I love that little dish.

Well, I wanted to share a few other finds that we made that week. We try to purchase little, inexpensive, interesting things that we can have around our home to help us remember this time in our lives. (smile)

I really loved it when we went to the market in Devizes. They have a weekly market and then they have a collectibles/antiques market there also. So when we went down there, we picked up some neat little things. I love looking at things from the past, so I was in hog heaven as we browsed around the collectibles/antiques market. (smile)

One of my favorite finds was a napkinish-doily. It is so lovely to me. They had a pile of things like this. When I saw it, it instantly made me think of back home. We had pieces similar to this around home when I was growing up. They had been my grandmother’s things and had been passed along through the family. I love the continuity of my grandparents’ and parents’ possessions in my hands. These things feed my sense of self and I feel connected to them. And even though this doily that I found in Devizes, here in England, never belonged to anyone that I’m related to, I felt a connection anyway…a connection to another human being who owned this before me and used this in their daily life. I wonder about this doily’s story. I guess that the story continues with us now. (smile)

Here are a couple of photos of the doily, but they don’t do it justice. It was hard to photograph. But I hope it comes through okay.

We picked up a couple of other things, so I’ll be sharing those another day. We are planning on visiting some more, so if we find anything else interesting, I’ll surely be sharing it with you all :-)


Mike Golch said...

thanks for sharing this with us.

~Sandy said...

Just stopping by from SITS and wanted to say welcome and hello! We are glad that you joined us! I hope you like the group and I hope you are having a great day!
Hugs, Sandy

Ivanhoe said...

How cute! I've seen these before. They are quite popular in Europe and they indeed get passed on from generation to generation. Nice find, Dori :o)

SE'LAH... said...

I love living vicariously through you. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

Lovely post.


What a really wonderful idea and the doillys are beautiful and classic!

Unknown said...

That's lovely Dori. I have one just like it that I inherited from an elderly aunt.

There is an award waiting for you at my blog. But please don't feel obliged to do anything about it unless you want to. I know responding to awards can be really hard work.

Duni said...

I love the roses embroidery.The doilies are very pretty!

The Silver Age Sara said...

Oh, how beautiful. I'd love to go on a shopping trip with you!

Dori said...

I'm glad that you liked it :)

Mrs Sandy,
Thanks for visiting me and being so welcoming :) I'm so excited to be a part of the group. Hugs back to you. Have a great day!

Yeah, I love pieces like this. When I saw it, it reminded me so much of one my grandma had. It was a cool find :)

Glad you liked my post. I'm glad that I can share what I'm doing. That's what I love about blogging I can share and then learn about others lives too :)

Health Nut Wannabee Mom,
Yep, good design doesn't go out of style does it. I loved these :)

That's so cool that you have one just like it :) Thanks for the award. I appreciate it so much. I will get it posted eventually, even though I'm so slow about it sometimes ;-)

Yeah, that was what I liked too...the roses. So dainty :)

Mountain Woman,
I'd love to have you along with me shopping. We seem to like the same kinds of stuff :)