Rachel showed me this sign on Pinterest the other day. “Grandma Had It, Mom Threw It Out and I Bought It Back!” Immediately what came to my mind was an experience I had over 30 years ago. It happened shortly after I had married. I was visiting my mom one Saturday and she was busy cleaning her house. I happened to look over to her handmade cedar table in the living room and I noticed that the doille that had always been there was gone. I then saw it in the trash can across the room. I asked her why she had thrown it away. She explained that her grandmother had crocheted it, but it was old and torn. I reached over and carefully picked it up and told her that I would love to have it and I took it home. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. My friend Patty had one similar to it. She had sewn it to some fabric and framed it for her bedroom. At that time in my life my deco style was country with flowers and such, so I bought a fabric with a country blue background and small flowers and sewed the doille to it. It looked nice and I enjoyed it for years. In the late 90′s my design style started to change. With the onset of design shows like Christopher Lowell and all those who came after him, my style changed to a more farmhouse/rustic style. So several years ago when I updated my bedroom, I changed the background of my doille to a more neutral background. It still hangs there today. It reminds of me of the past and of a great grandmother I never knew.