Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Show & Tell - Hankies

Wow, it's Sunday again and time for another show & tell!
The challenge this week is *hankies*.
A huge thank you goes to Analise (Sugar*Sugar) and Cerri (Little Pink Studio) for taking turns with the hosting duties.
This week Analise is the hostess. Be sure you check out her blog and visit all the participants she has linked.
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I've been gathering vintage hankies for quite some time because someday I'd like to make a vintage hanky quilt.
I will usually buy hankies (if inexpensive) whenever I find them at garage sales, estate sales, or thrift stores. I don't like to spend more then a couple dollars for each one. Florals are by far my favorite, especially with roses of course!
Right now, my hankies are stored in a big ugly shipping box since that's where they end up when I bring them home.
Today, I went to the "ugly box" and grabbed out a few handfuls to press for show & tell.
Here is a little taste of what I have...
Besides floral, I love monogramed hankies too, so I don't like to pass them up either. Someday, I would like to have Merry Christmas spelled out with monogramed hankies displayed across our mantel at Christmas time...
Any hanky with a crocheted edge, tatting, or some type of embroidery will come home with me too. I appreciate the beautiful handwork that someone has taken the time to do.
Love scalloped edges - so very sweet!
These hankies - future projects...
One thing I make with vintage hankies are flowers. Here I've added some to the top of a sachet. They also make darling pins attached to handbags.
I made this patchwork style handbag with vintage hankies last fall.
I just realized I forgot to upload pictures of the gorgeous bridal hankies I have.
Oh well... I'll have to save them for another time.
Have a great day, and enjoy all the beautiful hankies out there!

30 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Wonderful collection and I love your ideas for using them:) Rachael

Lisa said...

Beautiful.

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow, what a beautiful collection
oxoox,
jessi

Counting Your Blessings said...

I love the Merry Christmas idea! I'm always at a loss for decor at Christmas time. I don't care for the traditional red and white but I can't ever muster the energy to change everything. This is a great idea!! Blessings.. Polly

Needled Mom said...

You have some beautiful hankies. Too bad someone invented tissues. Your bag is incredible too.

The Apron Queen said...

What an amazing collection of hankies. I'm impressed! My vintage hanky apron show & tell is up. Do stop by. I'll even fix you a plate of my Just Peachy Cobbler. :D

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Vicki said...

What a pretty collection. Ilove the bag. It's a great way to show off a bunch of hankies. Did you iron them onto fusible interfacing? Vicki at Hollyhocks.typepad.com

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow! Your hankies are so pretty! I love your idea of spelling out Merry Christmas with hankies. And that bag is gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely collection of hankies you have acquired! I love your idea for the christmas ones, too! You've inspired me to use them for spelling out other fun words...Mmmm! The possibilties! I also like the idea of making window curtain valances with them. :)

Linnet's Nest said...

They're gorgeous! I love the bag and I'm interested to see your bridal hankies. ~hugs and blessings.

rosabeer said...

What a lovely collection, the floral are so beautiful. And the merry christmas idea is great.
Marja

Clever Karen said...

I love that first picture with all the flowered hankies. Great project ideas, too.

Pinkie Denise said...

what a beautiful collection, I love the purse you made with the hankie patchwork, it is lovely Pinkie Denise

Paula said...

What a pretty collection!

Margo said...

Ohhh - what a beautiful collection! I love your "hankie pie" - yummy! I think my favorite is the yellow butterfly - so delicate.
Margo

leesiebella said...

Hi Karoline!

Wow, what a beautiful display!!

Your little flowers and handbag are just the sweetest!

Thanks so much for sharing today!

xo
Analise

Simply Heart And Home said...

Hi. I saw your comment on Nora's blog and came on over. :)

Your hankies are so lovely. The florals are all so beautiful. I simply must go to more yard and estate sales!

Blessings,
Gina

Carla said...

I loved seeing the variety in your collection. I'd like to do that Christmas mantel, too. I saw it somewhere and it was very pretty. I thought maybe I'd get there quicker if I just spelled out NOEL!

Attic Charm said...

Wow wow wow what an absolutely gorgeous collection and post! Thanks so much for sharing - love your blog!

barbara said...

You've got a great collection! I love that tote bag, and the Merry Christmas idea.

Little Pink Studio said...

You have a beautiful collection! I would LOVE the see your vintage bridal ones some day!
Thank you for playing along!
~Cerri xoxo

Babsarella said...

OMG!!! Not only are your hankies gorgeous, but I love love love the way you photographed them!!! Just beautiful. Oh, and the bag...uber cool idea. I bet it is even more amazing IRL!!! You should be selling them!!

Sharon said...

What an amazing collection you have! You have so many and they all look like they are in perfect condition! Just beautiful! I love the handbag you made, it is so clever and so pretty! I can't wait to see the quilt you make some day!

:0) Sharon

FeeBee Louweez said...

You have a great collection. I use my monogrammed ones to spell out holidays too. Thanx for sharing.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Your package is being mailed today! I hope you enjoy your goodies. I am have a "Guess Who Game" that starts Friday. Stop by my blog for a sneak peek.

bluemuf said...

Beautiful collection. I love the yellowe one with the crochet butterfly.

Karen

Nora Lee said...

I love vintage hankie's you have so many beautiful ones. Just lovely.

Sandra

Sarah said...

Oh Fun! Your hankie collection is beautiful! I love the gold and purple ones!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Feathering My Nest said...

Beautiful hankies, and you are so creative with them.

Kathi

Rose Garden Romantic said...

You have a gorgeous hankie collection!!
Michelle