Saturday, July 11, 2015

A hankie a day...



First welcome to my SATURDAY of fun things to do ...
I have a long list today but I always have time for 
ME TIME...

I have been scouring for ideas on what to do with my sweet collection
of vintage Hankies...I have received quite a few these past few weeks.
and I thank you all from my heart...

These small vintage pieces really do stir me....I am sure
many have wiped a tear, or a lipstick smudge, dapped a cut
on a knee and yes even blew a few noses..

BUT NOT THESE.....well if they did, they have been washed
and starched and ironed to perfection...

These are absolutely hands down some of my favourites this week..

I won't show you the many boxes I have already but I will on occasion
show you them displayed in this very old spoon collection holder...

Perfect for HANKIES you say..I thought so too.

 I just put out a few more hankies on the line this morning..
I have more soaking but I am running out of clothespins...





WEll last night deep in my slumber I came up with a perfect idea
besides using them for our PAPER LADIES....

YOU will have to come back a bit later to see what I designed with them..

any GUESSES?


YOU matter...



All orders placed today will get out early  next week
especially boxes of 10.....our distributors have quite
a lot of inventory now....
no more holiday delays

33 comments:

  1. I have a bunch of hankies from my mom and when I was little. I hope to incorporate them into a quilt someday.

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  2. Now you have me " hankering" for hankies! They look so sweet and feminine up on the line! How clever to use the spoon holder to display them!!

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    1. yes indeed Linda...hankering is a great word...I have few and they are so lady like arent' they...and spoon holder..I have another one I am going to paint today

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  3. Oh, these hankies are really very-very beautiful, they remind me of Paris dunno why :)

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    1. Hi Pretti...well funny you say that..because hankies really originated from France....I lived in France for many years..it was not unusual to see many sisters with hankies....

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    2. Well, I really ment the whole design and print and colour, but... you are right :) Didn't know that fact actually. Je voudrais voir la France avec mes yeaux et je suis sûr que ton Paper Ladies seront tres jolies. :)

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    3. , ahhh regarder, vous écrivez et lisez français, et oui vous êtes si bon, ils serait beau.

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  4. It's amazing how you can make those little hankies look so gorgeous!

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    1. ahhh ...well you just wait, they are about to get prettier.lol

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  5. I love collecting hankies also. Love the way you display them

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    1. ohhhh thank you gracie...it is a joy to put together

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  6. Beautiful collection of handkerchiefs!!

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    1. ohhh sweet lady , I do love my hankies..

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  7. Those little hankies are adorable! Love seeing the clothesline filled!

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    1. I have to run out and get some more clothespins...I have a few more to add lol

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  8. What a cute idea for displaying hankies! It is perfect, and your paint job looks amazing. What a beautiful line up of hankies on the line. I am so excited to see what you do with them. xx

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    1. yes I wanted more vintage like...but i am thinking I may paint it again just solid white...been busy thinking of a peg bag....and hankies would not be strong enough lol

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  9. What a beautiful way to display those Samm! blessings, marlene

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    1. I have another too...have to paint that one...but it is a nice way to showcase them

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  10. Fabulous idea to display your vintage hankies in this spoon rack. I love every idea I have ever seen using hankies. Two of my favorites...a drapey valance and a metal lampshade hung with hankies. High on Life July...

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    1. ahhhh love those ideas too Sherry...

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  11. These are beautiful Madame!! Hankies in the Spoon holder is one of my Specialty Selling Items in the shop, and the line in your backyard...welcome to my world for the past 9 years except when traveling there have been Vintage Hankies and Linens on the Line. Soak, air dry, Press, Repeat!

    Huggs, Nancy
    PS Can the muffin recipe be made with Gluten Free Flour?

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    1. ahhh that will give many ideas...on where to buy...send a link for them...I have hankies on the line at least once a week..in fact I have more to wash today...I ended up winning at an estate sale a lovely collection of say a few lol..
      and sadly no gluten free we tried them..no results whatsoever and they tasted just horrible..

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  12. So many and beautiful hankies! That's going to be many lovely projects!
    Hugs and kisses,
    Olga

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    1. Hello sweet lady..how have you been...I am working on something this am...maybe show today ..

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    2. I'm fine, thanks! I'll be glad if you come to see my latest cross-stitching wirk in thee blog)

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  13. Love your display Samm. Could it be a quilt you are designing?

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    1. ohh goodness NO>....don’t’ need more quilts....I think those days of large quilts are long gone...I have one I will be quilting over the summer and that will be it for me...I prefer small projects....so next guess lol

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  14. Simply Lovely!
    I too have a passion for vintage hankies.

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    1. well any friend of hankies is sure to be a friend of mine Muriel lol

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