Sunday, December 5, 2010

All in Knots ~ Crochet edgings

In my kitchen I have two cabinets, one a corner cabinet  is used to display crystal and a few small silver objects, and the other houses my cookbooks on the bottom and  decorative dishes on the top. They are both  backed with the same toile wallpaper as all of the other glass fronted cabinets in the room - quite nice, but missing that certain something...that special zing that makes the difference between ordinary and wow!

I realized what they needed after seeing a post a few weeks ago on, when she featured a beautiful European style kitchen with lovely cut  paper edgings on the cabinet shelves.

I wanted something a little bit more permanent than paper and I love to crochet lace so...I got out my crochet hook, some thread, directions, and with a a bit of  time and effort came up with this...

Here is the corner cabinet with the lace edgings...I opened the door because the leaded glass obscured the picture...

...and here is the other one. Much better, don't you think. (Okay, I know that I cheated by adding these wonderful dishes when it was all bare before but I couldn't help myself and it makes a much nicer picture!)

I am very please with the results...what do you think, time well spent?


  1. Adrienne- The results are impressive...and I think I see a platter of Mason's vista mom had some of this when I was growing up...
    your crystal looks great against the backdrop...and I see that you have some lights in the shelves...maybe we can see this at night!

  2. Absolutely beautiful. The lace edging really adds a nice detail, which is something that you are famous for. The toile wallpaper looks so pretty in the photos too, especially with the red/white transferware.

  3. All so pretty, all so you! I admire your ability to crochet -- I have no patience for handwork like that and it's so impressive.

  4. It's divine. I've never learned to crochet. The results are just beautiful.

  5. Hi Adrienne! Oh, your crocheted edgings are beautiful! I crochet too and know the time it takes to make anything!! Your cabinets are gorgeous too and I do like the toile wallpaper you've put on the backs.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Adrienne this is beautiful. I used paper edging on a cabinet at the farm, but haven't done it here.

    You inspire me. I think I'll give it a try for the hearth room secretary. Perhaps I'll buy some lace rather than crochet. But I will try this.

  7. I have always wanted to learn crochet, this are beautiful!

  8. Dear Adrienne, such a pleasure being here at your beautiful home again!!!! Everything is so beautiful at your home, all your creations are really, really lovely and your back yard is a dream!!!!
    Thank you so much for your email and I would like you to know that I decided to disabled my comments option due to my lack of time these days to answer all the comments I receive, when the festivities are over I will have the time again to blog a lot.
    muchos cariños
    maria cecilia

  9. A very nice touch. I've tried crocheting, but alas, it's not for me. :(

  10. Oh that's too cute! I love to crochet as well but don't have patience for anything so tiny. I'm more a double crochet with double yarn to see fast results. Hurry up and wait right?

  11. Hi, Adrienne - My name is Adrienne, too! I came here from Cozy Little House and I love what I see. I will be back often to visit and see what you have to share. Your edging and paper in your corner hutch has inspired me - I've been thinking of doing the same in my corner hutch. I think that will be one of my New Year's projects. I'll be sure to let you see it when it's finished.

  12. The edgings make all the difference! Stunning!
    Thanks for sharing,

  13. I love, love, love the crocheted edging! You have a wonderful blog! And a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing this us. Linda


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