Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gingham, hankies and butterflies....ahhhhhhh summer I AM IN LOVE!


My oldest had a birthday this week, I usually send her money
so she can get something for herself, but last month they moved
into a new home and what she really needed was new curtains for her kitchen.
So I asked her what she would like, "YOUR CURTAINS MUMM....."

Well that was not going to happen, I just made them a couple months
ago, hardly tired of them yet wink...


Soooooooo being she loves GINGHAM almost as much as ME....
I thought why not make her some LINED window treatment
complete with self covered buttons...
I LOVE THEM, almost switched them with the ones I just 
made however these are HERS....I still have another treatment to make
for her kitchen door....similar style but they will be able to open and close them...
This one is just a valence...
I will be working in my studio this afternoon completing her Birthday gift! 




This was before the buttons were added... They are all about SUNSHINE
a great representation of the Sunshine she does bring into my life...wink...


Speaking of Sunshine....I brought a lot of that SUNSHINE in my home last evening....
I have been pretty busy washing hankies, yesterday afternoon I put all of my whites int the wash....
this line has 3 hankies per clothespins...I have so many of these, that I did not have enough clothespins or line for that matter to air them all out...

There is something so NOSTALGIC about white hankies on a line...
YOU can smell the freshness of this collection...




Here they are, completely filled a gingham shoe box size..
I think there are 68 white ones in here...
Many of these belonged to my Nanny...
They still look brand new, some of these are at least 60+ years old
and many of them had some of her beautiful stitches...

And speaking of BEAUTY, I was visited by this Tiger Butterfly
yesterday, as I was hanging out the hankies, he kept fluttering about,
he looks like he has taken quite a beaten lately, but he flew
with grace and beauty and I was pleased he allowed me
a tender sweet moment to share him with you..



 And be sure to tune in tomorrow for some more SWEET news.....we have been working very hard,
many late nights and lots of paperwork, details, planning and time management has been part of our days...  It has changed many lives already....wait and see...


I just washed some more...tonight I will press them all...
there are 3 to each pin here too...




42 comments:

  1. Your hankie collection is wonderful to look at.
    I just made curtains for my daughter's room.

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    1. Ohh Vickie, that is just the white ones...someday soon I will showcase the different boxes with the different collections...I guess you could say I love collecting them wink..
      My daughters new ktichen wellllll she is over the moon in love with them

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  2. What a sweet gift for your daughter! I love those buttons on them, too. Hankies in the wind remind me of the ones hanging on my grandmother's clothesline. Sweet memory!

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    1. ahhh the buttons are they not the sweetest touch....and yes hankies and grandmumms...can anything be sweeter? lol

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  3. Those curtains are really gorgeous. I love the buttons on them. The hankies look so pretty too.

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    1. Ahhh from the lady who loves yellow gingham, I keep remembering that dress you made for one of your sweet grand girls

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  4. The buttons are the crowning touch on your sweet valance.. Your daughter should be very happy.

    Not only are the hankies sweet but your box is too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ahhh not surprising Jacqueline, I would have a gingham box or two around...Gingham, what can I say...I love gingham....x

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  5. The buttons really add pizzaz and your daughter will love her new curtains!

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    1. Thanks so much Judy...they are pretty aren't they lol

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  6. Beautiful. The curtains are sure to add such sunshine to your darling daughter's home especially made by her cute mom! The hankies....well that collection is just amazing, so pretty, and so sweet that they belonged to someone you hold so dear. Of course you have a gingham box to store them in with yellow accent to boot. Adorable.

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    1. Ohhhhh yes she loves them....and the hankies, and my gingham box...well what can I say it was calling me...I have a few of them wink..

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  7. I love my collection of hankies. Those gingham curtains and bright and pretty.

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    1. another lover of hankies..they are delicious aren't they...hard not to love these small piece of fabric..

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  8. Love the gingham..always. The added covered buttons took them over the top. That's the true designer touch. Hankies are close to my heart and I don't have any now due to a father who had the wandering lust and lost all of our childhood memories when I was 16. When I was little I always got hankies for Christmas and birthdays. Loved them.

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    1. And so agree Gingham always. at least for this lady... you can always begin collecting again. there are many around...

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  9. So adorable! Love the color and design!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs,
    Olga

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    1. HI Olga....simple but nice, the love of gingham just makes simple = comforting..
      you too have a great week sweet lady

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  10. Lovely curtains, yellow as sunshine. And the buttons give the curtains an interesting accent.

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    1. Hello sweet lady....and yellow, can you ever go wrong with that colour for a kitchen xx

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  11. I adore these beautiful gingham curtains you are making for your daughter. We moms are fortunate to be able to do for our children. I am swooning over your vintage hankies and having them blowing in the breeze of an outdoor clothesline...makes me think of my Grandma I cherish still to this day even though she has been gone a long time. Gingham Sunshine Bliss...

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    1. HI Sherry, gingham, well you know how much I love gingham...almost as much as hankies..almost wink..x

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  12. What happy hankies flapping in the breeze!

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    1. is there anything so summer looking

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  13. I love your sunshine curtains. Your hanky collection is gorgeous. Can you really believe what people used them for in past. NOT those beautiful pieces of art.

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    1. and what did they use them for besides their noses lol

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  14. The curtains I am making aren't nearly that cute....but I love yours so I may have to add some details to mine. :) And you know I love hankies - have a few myself! blessings, marlene

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    1. Oh I am sure yours are lovely...adding a wee bit of LOVE helps too

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  15. Love, love your curtains. They turned out so nice. Wow that is a lot of Hankies. Can't wait to wee what you will do with them. They are looking so pretty.

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    1. I want to keep them the window treatment that is...the hankies..wellllll you will see

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  16. Oooh ... Samm! It's so beautiful! Napkins for so many years and they are in excellent condition! Such a rarity! This treasure !!!
    The butterfly is beautiful! And napkins hung like white butterflies ... and the air!
    Prekrasngo summer you want!

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    1. ahhh what a lovely way to describe the hankies..yes butterflies, they are much like that and the winds were just caressing them everywhere..

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  17. The curtains are really pretty and buttons are wonderful extra decoration.

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    1. thank you sweet lady...always nice to see your comments

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  18. So pretty and I love the look of your hankies on the clothesline. I am in the process of making a clothespin bag-a memory of my childhood. Everyone used to have them and Mom would sprinkle water on the clothes, let it sit a bit, then iron. Jeans were "stretched" on some contraption. We also had a wringer washer and my long hair got caught in the wringers once.

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    1. My Nan used to do the same....sprinkle with water and roll them and put in the fridge...it make it easier to press them and they would be very crispy looking...psstt I still do that ...and I too remember the wringers, I actually caught my thumb in one and well, hurt it badly...x

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  19. Платочки... это так трогательно!

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  20. Your new curtains are wonderful! Perfect in the kitchen!
    hugs
    Monique

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  21. Love the curtains and I'm sure she does too.

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