A nosegay of violets can be presented in a paper doily with a decorative bow.
The long-lost doily is due to make a comeback, but not beneath cakes.
You can have your cake and eat it, and hang on to the doily .
She couldn't have been further off beam if she'd turned the answer sheet into a paper doily and sung popular songs through her nose.
Place an empty cup on a saucer covered with a paper doily and accompanied with a teaspoon (called that because it should accompany tea).
When they eventually brought the cake out… I could see Cameron inspecting the doily that it was sitting on.
For my first course, I would be solemnly presented with a glass tumbler of tomato juice, sitting on a paper doily , in the middle of a china plate.
Anyway she was the type of person who, whilst thinking doilies are infra dig, arranges cakes and biscuits both beautifully and with military precision on what she called ‘lined dishes’.
Add a Victorian touch to your table by making cones from white or silver doilies and filling them with sugared almonds, one for each diner.
The doilies just don't do it for me and the flowery plates tend to fight with the food, tipping the balance from old-fashioned to dated.