My friend Susan and I were hosting 'book club' a couple of days ago and in the preparation process, Susan showed me a box of crocheted doilies that she had found while cleaning out her parent-in-laws house. As we were looking through them, I tried to instill a sense of appreciation in her for what she had. So I grabbed one of the doilies and showed her how to wet it, and block it out on the countertop so that it would look better. However, the time came when we had to go on with our hostess prep and the doilies had to go away. So I was looking for a way for Susan to take the (still wet) doily with her and in the process grabbed one of the clear, plastic plates that we had out to use for our party. It fit perfectly. Then we got the idea to put another plate on top of the bottom one and the doily....and we realized that we had just created a LACE PLATE!!!! So we decided to use it for our goodies.
At the end of the evening, Susan insisted that I keep this doily. She promised me that she would love and appreciate the rest of the doilies in the box!!!