Here are pair of doilies that I did a couple of years ago. I consider them my first real doilies because I was finaly consistant in my tension and felt ready to move on from the bulky size 10 thread.
As I was working on the top one, I wondered what it would look like with the colors reversed. The pattern is Blue Doily by Eileen Stafford. The thread is DMC size 12 perle cotton. They came out to be about 4 1/2" wide.