unusual piece

donna322December 21, 2007

Hi all..a friend found a "vintage" piece at an antique store. Here is a description....It looks like a linen/doily. It is 3 layers tacked in various positions. On the top layer is a criss-cross of ribbons. When the ribbons are all brought up together it raises the 3 layers of doilies and little openings appear where they are all tacked together....sort of like 3 stories of little pyramid openings. Its like a solid linen with some lacey/crocheted edges. I wish I had a pic...I don't at the moment but can get one if need be....does anyone have any idea what this was used for? The owner guessed that buns (as in bread) were placed in the openings which makes no sense to me but what do I know????Does anyone else know?? Any helps much appreciated!

Donna

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sheilajoyce_gw

I would also guess buns. You put it in a basket, fill the holes with buns warm from the oven. Or...you put it in a basket with the room temp buns in their little holes, cover the top with a napkin, and warm it all up in the microwave.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2007 at 9:36PM
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clink

Definitely, a bun warmer. Usually, Belgium made. I have 2-3 of them. You slip them into a silver basket -- I use a footed fruit bowl at times.

They are still being produced -- I have bought them as wedding gifts in the past for women that appreciate handmade things. Retail price depends on the amount of lace -- the last one I bought was $45. But I have bought them for as little as $3 at flea markets and antique shops.

Cathy

    Bookmark   December 22, 2007 at 10:42AM
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donna322

wow thanks for the replies....are there patterns available for this? I had originally done a google search and came up with nothing....thanks in advance

    Bookmark   December 23, 2007 at 3:15PM
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