Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Doy-yoys

I have two sisters. One two years older, one two years younger. I also have a four-years-younger brother. When we were growing up, we were so mean to each other. Always calling names and fighting and such. I have a scar on my forehead where my sister hit my head with a doorknob (It was self-defense, I was chasing her). Anyway, one of the names we used to call each other when we wanted to be particularly insulting was "doy-yoy". It pretty much meant "dummy" but sounded so much cooler. (Note: my siblings and I get along beautifully now...my sisters are among my best friends) There is another thing that we used to use the word "doy-yoy" for: Doilies! Until recently, I never liked them. I thought they were useless old-lady things. But I have since come to appreciate the beauty and hard work put into each one. I needed to infuse some femininity into our rather neutral and almost masculine home, and what could be better than to use doilies! I bought 4 for about 50 cents each at Value Village a couple of months ago. Here is what I have done with them since. I move them around a lot. This last one had a hole in it, so I decided to try dying it with coffee. It turned out pretty nice, I think. I have a big jar of generic instant coffee that I only use for dying things to make them look old. Like my summertime banner.

7 comments:

  1. How pretty these make every thing look....glad you are enjoying them.
    Bless your sweet heart, you don;t look old enuf to be a mommy but your baby is precious
    hugs bj

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  2. LOL bj, I'll be 25 next week! By the way, you don't look as old as you claim to be either.

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  3. I love how that bird resurfaces everywhere. I think you need to invest in about 10 of them. LOL

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  4. Doy-yoys. How FUNNY! I have a few in those darned boxes full of "authentic hardcore" country stuff. :o) Love that bird, btw.

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  5. Look at you!!! Dying things with coffee. Now I've got to go try it.

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  6. Hi Jo :)

    Well if you would like to live in Ohio the house is yours ;)

    I love your doilies. Very cute way to use them :)

    Have a beautiful day with your precious baby girl.

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  7. Hi Jo! My husband used Monkey Hooks from Home Depot and drilled holes in the back of the hollow door to hang it. Glad you came to visit!

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