A Gardenful of Handkerchiefs



A few days ago I went to a local antique store. This particular store always has the best vignettes and displays and is a wonderful place to get ideas for decorating at home.  One of the prettiest little scenes I came across was a table with an antique vase with a handkerchief  “stuffed” in it.  It gave me the inspiration for a “Gardenful of Hankies!”.  I starched some of my favorites, gathered my vases and “stuffed” the hankies inside…simple and easy!

hankie hugs, mb

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  1. What a super idea. The color of the yellow hankie is especially lovely. Jane T.
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  2. How fun! I’m so impressed your hankies are behaving themselves and posing properly for the photos… I guess that’s the starch at work!

  3. Jasmine @ The Suburban Sentiment says:

    I’d never have thought of using handkerchiefs like this…what a clever imagination you have.

    It’s a shame hankies are becoming a bit of a rarity these days. I used to have a tonne when I was younger, but it seems that these days most people always use tissues.
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  4. These remind me of my grandmothers hankies. She would embroider them all so sweetly… not until i was MUCH older did i appreciate the artestry.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a great display idea. I’m always wondering how to show off my collection of old hankies. Thank you!

  6. That is so pretty and a great idea! I have a few hankies that were my grandmothers and never know what to do with them. They just sit in a drawer. Thank you for the great idea!

  7. Cute idea! one day I’d like to find the time to do some embroidery again… hope you have a great weekend!

  8. What a clever and pretty display! You have such a lovely collection of unusual and pretty handkerchiefs. The Happy Birthday one is striking.

  9. What a cute idea! This would also look good for a tablescape centerpiece! I just came across a couple of valentine hankies in a thrift store. I’ll have to keep this in mind for using them on Valentines Day.

  10. Does anyone have a website where we can get ideas for sewing projects, using antique handkerchiefs. We are a group of ten ladies that make quilts and other hand sewn articles to sell as a fund raiser for a botanical garden in
    so. California.