A Sad Story
Confession...I really don't care for table runners very much.
I don't know why but...when I started seeing table runners made from vintage doilies online -
Well, I changed my mind. I wanted one of these runners.
Alas....I was stupid and didn't buy doilies every time I saw them over the past 20 years.
I didn't have a collection of them available.
I thought...it will take me quite awhile to amass the collection of doilies I need to make a fabulous runner.
Then, one day late last spring, I went to a small flea market in Norman.
My sister was selling jewelry there and I mainly went to visit with her.
I made the rounds of all the booths and there was one booth selling vintage linens.
It was not a fancy booth...it was mostly junk.
But there was one whole table full of vintage doilies.
The guy at the booth said 25 - 50 cents each!
I got like 30 doilies that day to make my runner. Lots of styles and sizes...much like those seen
in the photo above.
I was thrilled to walk out of there with a bag full for $10.
What a great day!
I'd soon make my runner.
Flash forward to about a month ago.
One day I think..."Hey, I think I'll make that runner today."
"Where are those doilies, anyway?"
I'd brought them home in a plastic grocery sack.
That is what the flea market vendor had put them in.
I could not find them anywhere!
They are gone. Normally, I would have stuck them somewhere for safe keeping.
But life got busy and I must have forgotten.
I really think I threw them away one day when cleaning house.
One day I was sacking up junk mail and anything that I didn't need in the kitchen and or
breakfast nook and I'm almost positive I accidentally threw them away!
Anyway when Donna at Funky Junk asked everyone to link up their table runners I immediately
thought about my runner that is never to be so I'm linking up
the inspirations of what it could have been if I hadn't been so careless.