A recent post by Karen Bovard (http://www.theshuttlesmith.blogspot.com/ ) describes a very clever way to display and protect lace doilies when decorating for a luncheon or party. She and her friend happened to be using clear plastic plates and realized that they could put a lace doily on the bottom plate and then put the other clear plate on top, for serving goodies such as cookies. The doily is totally protected yet visible! She showed a particularly pretty crocheted doily with colorful pansies around the edge.
Her post reminded me that I hadn’t shown how I’ve been displaying my antique tatted doily for the past year or so! Similar idea !
When battery-powered tea candles first came on the market, I marveled at what an ingenious product they were - and are! . Fortunately they came down in price, and I have many around my home and don’t have to worry about candle flames. These days some large ‘faux’ candles come with battery already flames built in. (The only disadvantage I see is that very young children who ‘grow up’ with the battery candles in their homes may not distinguish them from a real flame on a real candle! )
This candle display usually is the centerpiece of my coffee table, but now sits to the right of my anniversary display. However, it fits right in, especially since the charger is gold!