Saturday, 2 November 2013

Vintage Lace Hanging Glass Lanterns

Meet our 'Vintage Lace Lanterns' they come as a delightful matching pair and are available in two different colour combinations. Our square glass jars are covered with vintage lace and finished off with a pretty little bow and mother of pearl button. 


Not only do they look beautifully delicate but they cast stunning patterned shadows in the darkness. They would be a perfect feature on a fireplace for winter warmth or hanging in your outdoor garden.

 
 

Our lanterns are made from quality glass jam jars and can placed on a surface or be hung by their twisted wire hinged loops. Each lantern has been decorated with lace, high quality grosgrain ribbon, bakers twine and a mother of pearl button. The majority of our lace is vintage; many pieces dating back over a fifty years. Every product we create is therefore unique with its own elegant, vintage charm. All lanterns include an original ‘Daisies Blue’ nametape on their base to complete this design. 




Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Love Heart Crochet Hanging Wall Mirror

Meet our 'Love Heart Crochet Hanging Mirror' beautifully decorated with vintage crochet doilies in subtle shades of white, cream, brown and beige. It is the perfect unique addition to your home, wedding or gift for a loved one. 


Our creative designs are inspired by antique styles from the past and incorporate the traditional technique of crochet. Every product we create is therefore unique with its own elegant, vintage charm. Intricate doilies are positioned on a wooden heart frame with mirror insert. A strip of polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, mother of pearl button and original ‘Daisies Blue’ nametape complete this design.


 
 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Mr and Mrs Vintage Crochet Doily Bunting!


Meet ‘Mr & Mrs’, a new addition to our vintage bunting range. This selection of handmade letters can be made in a range of colours to suit your individual wedding. We love that our letters are detachable so you can hang them on our bunting every and which way you would like. We sell a stunning range of bunting designs so you can additionally select which size and colour combination meets your wedding needs.

  


  


Whether to hang from the top table, delicately lay on your gifts table or to beautifully frame the aisle, our 'Mr & Mrs' bunting will look stunning in your special photos and is the perfect unique addition to your wedding.

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The majority of our crochet doilies are vintage; many created by my very talented Nanna herself and some even dating back over a hundred years. As expected from working with vintage materials, everyone is unique, we think this further adds to their individual charm and provides little glimpses into their history.

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Friday, 13 September 2013

Vintage Crochet Doily Patterned Postcard Pack of Designs by Daisies Blue

Meet our vintage inspired range of postcard designs. They are perfect to send a little note to a friend or to pin up and decorate a notice board. We would love you to send these out and spread the word.





Our postcard designs are available to order in a mixed pack of 3 from our shop here!



Behind the scenes at Daisies Blue...

We thought we would share a few photos from behind the scenes at Daisies Blue...



The majority of our crochet doilies are vintage; many created by my very talented Nanna herself and some even dating back over a hundred years. Every product we create is therefore unique with its own elegant, vintage charm.


      

      

      

      

We have very high expectations and are perfectionists by nature, so guarantee high quality products. Each crocheted doily has been carefully selected and all items have been hand made with great care and attention for you within the UK.

Monday, 12 August 2013

History and Quirks

We hope you will enjoy a little snippet of information about our beautiful crochet doilies. 
The name actually originates from the french word, 'crochet' meaning 'hook', which involves creating an intricate fabric from yarn or thread using a crochet hook. 


We cannot pinpoint a specific time in history when this delicate craft began, however its popularity is well recorded throughout Europe in the 19th century. Queen Victoria even learnt the time-consuming art of crochet herself after purchasing a collection of Irish Crochet lace. This helped crochet become more fashionable as new, more elaborate and complicated designs evolved into the Edwardian era. 




Today, crochet designs are published in an extensive range of imaginative patterns and are created in breathtaking detail and colour combinations. 

Along with the vintage revival, crocheted doilies have been given a new lease of life despite their historical function to protect surfaces. Their beauty overrides this and they can be decorative as well as inspirational, often spotted at tea parties adding a little hint of old-fashioned charm. They can be circular, square, oval, floral or even snowflake shaped to name but a pretty few.


Crochet has its own unique symbol system enabling you to create stunningly beautiful mathematical like structures, however it does require great patience and precision, particularly when you are a beginner like me...


Images courtesy of VintageFieldandGardenCrochetvolution and Arthur Rackham.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Meet Blue and Daisy

We thought you might like to meet the creatures behind the scenes of 'Daisies Blue'...

Once upon a time there was a handsome boy called Blue who had a mischievous playmate called, Daisy.



Meet Blue...

Meet little Daisy...

They are the best of friends and rarely spotted apart; if Blue is taking a snooze, you can be sure to find Daisy chasing the shadows around him, a little bundle of fluff who’s always ready to play.


Snoozy Blue

After a long day of scampering, seeking out the sunshine and chasing after ‘Willow’, a long-legged bear, Blue can be found snuggling up with Daisy for a well-deserved nap.



Bright eyed Daisy ready to pounce

A brightly coloured little mouse is little Daisy’s favourite toy, and she loves nothing more than pinching treats before affectionately cuddling up on your knee.



These two characters are the inspiration behind the scenes of Daisies Blue. The love and joy which they find in each other has inspired our creations which we hope you will, in turn, love and cherish just like our friends, Blue and Daisy.



Snuggle Time!