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SnowfallA cascade of vintage handmade doilies treated with fabric stiffener forms a fanciful snowfall in the window.
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BlizzardSeveral of the doilies clustered together form a fantastic display in the window.
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Create a ThemeA snowflake theme is reiterated in the neutral linen sofa pillow. To make it, a glassine doily was used as a stencil and overlaid with white textile ink.
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In the KitchenThe traditional celebratory Scandinavian "princess cake" of marzipan, raspberry jam, whipped cream, and vanilla pastry cream is adapted to the wintry theme by pressing an elaborate doily into the tinted marzipan. Its pattern is then highlighted with confectioners' sugar to create the sweetest snowflake.
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Doily WreathA delicate-looking wreath that creates the magical effect of candles flickering in the snow is easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. Wreath frames are strung with twinkling lights that are nestled in frothy, doilylike paper bouquet holders known as Biedermeiermanschetten.
6 of 10A holiday dinner table evokes drifts of snow with scalloped plates, short stems of white amaryllis, and a cloth made from rows of stitched-together doilies. The setting's final flourish is a hearty pea-and-spinach soup topped with delicate patterns of piped creme fraiche. Get the How-To
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Framed in SnowflakesHoliday gifts of family photos become even more special when encircles by doily patterns, and candles are simple to transform into custom pieces with rub-on transfers. Doily-bedecked wrappings make packages almost too pretty to open.
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Chip-Wood BoxesInexpensive chip-wood boxes are certain to be as treasured as the treats they contain after they have been lined with tissue and adorned with paper doilies on top.
9 of 10Doilies reach from top to toe of this feather tree, which conjures images of folktales and snow-dusted forests. Its star is crafted from paper doilies; its branches are filled with simple, handmade wood-veneer garlands and ornaments and frilly hanging candy baskets made from cupcake holders. Doily-wrapped gifts underneath add a final touch of whimsy. Get the How-To
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