Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Thingy Thursday: a delicate hankie




Vintage Thingy Thursday is hosted by Coloradolady. Please visit her site and see who is playing along this week.

This is just a corner of a one of my many vintage hankies. I must admit yes, I do collect them!!! Coloradolady's post this week is about vintage purses. A lady would always have a pretty hankie in her purse, of course.

This one is delicate lawn fabric, a pretty lace border, and a most amazing petit point and embroidered group of fruit and flowers. Who could use this on a runny nose, yours or your child's? Maybe I would dab a tear from my eye, hearing a moving story.

Happy VTT, Viridian

20 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

No, that gorgeous hankie should never ever be used to blow a nose! It's just too lovely for that!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Beth said...

Oh, my, how special your hankie is!

Postcardy said...

I would never use that on my nose. Actually, I can't stand the thought of actually using any hankies.

LV said...

I have several vintage hankies too. I do not collect them, just kept them from one generation to another.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love your draling hankie! I never met one I didn't like...I collect them too ☺
*hugs*deb

The Decorating Diaries said...

Vintage hankies are so sweet. I think dabbing a tear at a wedding would be an excellent time to use a hankie.

Janet

Sandi (Meme) said...

Love vintage hankies! I just made a baptismal bonnet for my youngest grand daughter last Saturday, from one of her great grandmother's hankies. They are so neat! Thanks for stopping by and looking at my hoosier, I'm so glad to meet you! Come visit again sometime, and have a blessed week.

Coloradolady said...

I love your hankie, and these have become so hard to come by for a good price. I have several....but I'd sure like to have a few more! I love the delicate look of this one! And I don't think I'd want to use it! Have a great VTT!

Elizabeth said...

I don't think I'd ever use that hankie because I'd be afraid of ruining it while washing! I love that it's both lacy and embroidered!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a gorgeous hanky. I think these kinds of hankies were to carry and perhaps drop at the appropriate time ;-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Ulla said...

Jocelyn just expressed my thought, that is definitely a flirting hankie!

Charlotte said...

Lovely hanky! I am constantly looking out for handkerchiefs at yard sales, but don't find them that often.

Miri said...

Beautiful hankie! Oh so delicate! Hmm, maybe she only use to drop it in front of cute guys. :)

RainGardener said...

I agree, much too pretty to ever come in contact with a runny nose. I love vintage hankies! I once had one with Saturdays Child - or is it Mondays Child? LOL Could be Sundays . . . I give

Sherrie said...

I was given a similar delicate hankie with blue flowers. I used it on my wedding day back in 1980 for something old and something new, something borrowed, something blue. Thanks for posting yours.

Grannys Attic said...

So pretty! I have a few of my granny's hankie's. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Deborah said...

Yep definitely not for such pedestrian uses, more like what Jocelyn suggested :)

Sarah said...

So pretty :) I have a few handkerchiefs that belonged to my great grandmother. I'm thinking of sewing patchwork quilts for my daughters and using one handkerchief per quilt as a special square. We'll see... :)

Have a great night!

Sarah

helenabelle said...

What a sweet little hankie. I admit that I have a collection of hankies...I enjoy using them as napkins for tea parties/coffees. I have used and laundered mine for 16 years now. :) Have a wonderful day!

Fawnda said...

That is a beautiful hankie! Thanks for sharing! :)

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