In early stages of table decoration, the bread basket would have been adorned with a simply cloth. Entering into the 1930's and beyond, with the growing interest in doilies and handwork designs continued to explode, a variety of crochet patterns entered our lives. Here are four patterns that I've processed (so far) for my shop.
Service Frills - Filet Crochet Base with tall ruffled border from 1939
Ruffled Bread Doily - This one has a line base, with even taller ruffles - 1940s
Pineapple Bread Basket - For those who just love the Pineapple motif.
Staff of Life - Another filet crochet selection with just the right amount of ruffle.
For apparent reasons, the designs have a tendency towards the large ruffles. It's easy to picture the basket full of bread surrounded by these pretty ruffles.
Now, I've yet to sell a single bread basket doily pattern, however, as I come across them, I'll continue to process and put in the shop. Curiosity calls, you know ... just how many different vintage pattern designs are there?
Thanks for dropping by,