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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

{ Vintage Hankies }

 I found a use for some vintage hankies that I inherited from one of my grandmothers.  I ironed, folded, and hung them over a little "clothesline" made out of twine.  I like it.....

so much better than in a bag in the linen closet.


Here are some other things I found you could use your vintage hankies for.....


A quilt.....



A skirt.....



A window valance.....



A shower curtain.....

vintage handkerchiefs repurposed into a shower curtain

A table runner.....

Isa Creative Musings: Vintage Hankie Table Runners, Part I:

And, this wreath might be my favorite.....



What about you?
Do you have any vintage hankies stored away?

HOPE everybody has a great Tuesday!!!



6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! How pretty! I really like your hankie banner you've hung and I agree: much better there, than in a closet somewhere!!!

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  2. Debbie, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sending this precious post! Memories of my dear grandmothers raced to my mind when I saw the hankies. Oh, I miss them so much, and my mother, and I'm 69! Do we ever get over losing our mentors? I know I will see them again in heaven, but, how I long to pick up the phone and hear their sweet voices, or see their faces. They were three amazing women! I am especially impressed to make the hankie quilt. All the items are beautiful, though. Thank you again and I pray God's best blessings on you, today. Bev

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  3. What clever ways to use the vintage hankies. I think my favorite is the valance.
    Unfortunately I don't have any. I remember using them myself though when I was a kid. I always had one in my pocketbook when I went to church.

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  4. The wreath is great, but I really like the valance! Wish I had some hankies!

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  5. Oh my mercy Deb...I love the wreath! I think that is my absolute favorite! I have a few vintage hankies but now I'll have to be on the lookout for some! DANG...one more thing for me to be browsing around at thrift stores for! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  6. SO pretty! I have a couple of hankies from the Man of the House's grandmother. No but not nearly enough to do something cool like this.

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