I have only one doily that my Nana crocheted and I treasure it.
My eldest has developed a love for many of these kinds of items now and will be eyeing one of these off (if I know her) ;). I also want to make sure that there is one for each of the other two daughters.
This was the other treasure we brought home (the first pic above is the most accurate for colour). It was my husband's maternal grandmother's foot stool. I am hoping that it comes up well with a good scrub as I quite like its '70's look and the shade is perfect for our lounge room. Hubster was very pleased with this one.
I know I am not the only one who appreciates the items that belonged to the previous generation. Somehow they are even better when handmade or owned by a loved one.
Just to finish off - here is the latest pic of Eddie. If it is hard to work out his position, that is because he was sleeping and doing an impression of an upside-down-flying-superman-crossed-with-a-pretzel. He slept quite happily in this strange position for quite a long while.
Oh and acquiring the results of some one else's decluttering isn't clutter acquisition - it is treasure acquisition. :) I swear. Honest.