If you haven't seen Centsational Girl's post today about what makes a house a home, I encourage you to check it out. I absolutely love what she has put together. It really puts meaning into the term "Home Sweet Home". A home is so much more than just a house.
I need to apologize for the large amount of photos that I have in this post. When I was a girl my mother had a collection of hankie's, I remember her giving me one to have in my very first purse. Through the years growing up I would often go to the box where she kept them all and I would unfold each one and admire them one at a time and then fold them back up and put them away. Several years ago mom bestowed the majority of her collection to me. Now I keep them all in a special box of my own and again as in years past I take them out and admire them, all over again. It never feels like they are old or boring and each time I notice another little detail that I missed the last 20 times. Anyone else out there do this kind of stuff?
This is me trying to find fun ways to display, at least for a photo shoot of sorts.
After Chrismas I went to an Antique mall in High Springs, FL and found some very special monogrammed hankie's. I even found one with my initial "M" and then a "B" maiden initial So very very cool, don't ya think? Besides that I am in love with monogram's these days, as many of you are.
Here are all the monogram ones together. Love em!
Love this butterfly.
Hand embroidery, so sweet with pink and blue.
This is linen, but almost looks burlap, hand crochet border.
Not sure what this is called?
Oh this one is special, it is hand crocheted on the border.
Tiny cross stitch on this one, also linen. This is one I have added recently from a thrift shop with several other linen pieces, they all had brown spots on them. After soaking in Oxyclean they magically disappeared. Good stuff I tell you, that and Zout, can't live with out them.
This one was my first ever hanky, it is the thinest one of all, I think it got used alot and washed many, many times. When I was in grade school I was known to collect rocks, caterpillars and all manner of things and wrap them in my hankie for safe keeping, and then there was the occasional runny nose!!