I'm remembering the crocheted things we had around the house when i was growing up...
Every table and dresser always had a doily or runner, on Sunday, the dining room table had a beautiful tablecloth that my daughter still uses. I remember I had round doilies on my dresser, mom would dip them in starch and iron them so the big pink ruffle around the edge always stood up nicely.
I had a big bed doll, pink of course, that had a crocheted skirt large enough to hide my jammies underneath. Our pillowcases were all trimmed with crocheted edges, some made by our next door neighbor, some by my mother's grandmother.
I still have Mom's Grandmother's fine linen apron with inserts of crocheted lace panels. She died in 1939 at the age of 83, so I imagine this apron to be quite old. Her tiny little waist, judging by the total length of the entire apron with strings is hardly more than the length of my arm. It's quite long, probably reached down to her hemline going by our old photographs, all sewn by hand in teeny little stitches. I treasure it. (Grandma McMath came to the US in 1873, she had 8 children. during the flu epidemic in 1918, eight members of the family died within seven days in her home while she cared for them. She ended up raising 4 grandchildren that had lost their parents.)
I remember each shelf in our linen closet had a long strip of crocheted edging thumbtacked across the front. It was my job during Spring and Fall cleaning to carefully wash it, stretch it out, iron it, and tack it back... funny how I remember these things. Spring and Fall cleaning meant all the doilies and linens were washed and laid out on the grass in the sunshine to "bleach", then re-ironed and put away. Mom never let Clorox touch her linens, heaven forbid... I bleach everything, lol, no harm done, (yet)
We had one of those poodle-dog toilet paper covers for a short while... I remember Dad thought it was the most ridiculous thing, so it didn't last too long..
What memories of crocheted things do you have?