Check out this snappydap ‘lace’ doily from my Mom’s kitchen.
I still have some vintage Roylies Doylies in their original box ~ lacy paper, 8″ around, with scalloped edges and flower design, made by the Royal Lace Paper Works in Brooklyn.
At 49 cents/pack, it was a cheaper but respectable alternative to crocheted linen doilies.
Life magazine ads appealed to mothers like mine.
No linens? No laundry? No kidding.
Paper doilies? Some may question their aesthetic value, but not this daughter. I guess I’m excessively sentimental (and rarely guilty of high style). A little bit kitsch, a little bit camp ~ they call to me.