Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vintage Hankies ... a project finally finished!

Nothing is better than shopping in Mom's attic.  I just love to go there and mooch around through all the stuff that is banished to storage never to see the light of day in her house again.  But the old adage goes, what is old is new again, and I will be glad to relieve her of some of that "junk". 

So, one of my first blog posts was a display of framed vintage hankies that I saw in a cottage at Crystal Beach.  I knew I had to duplicate them.  Well, thanks to some bargain frames from the Christmas Tree Shops, some vintage hankies from Mom's and a few from the antique store next to my hairdresser ... Voila!

Aren't they beautiful above my bed?  I starched them and got them all in the frames on Sunday and had them all laid out on my family room floor.  I cut newspaper out and taped the layout above my bed, but couldn't drag Nick away from the football games to hang them up.  But, low and behold, I came home from work yesterday and there they were in all their glory!


  1. How pretty, Ann! I love the angle you chose, really draws your eye in.

    I'm also officially visiting you due to your comment on my blog. I'd love to suggest to join in link up events to encourage new visitors your way. Got any number decor on the go in your home? This weekend's themed linkup is just that, so build your post and linker up this upcoming weekend! :)


  2. Hey, second comment from the Funky Junk blog. I just had to see what you had. Love the hankies, I have tons of them. I was going to make a quilt someday. Sign your comments with Ann from I blog, therefore I am. Then people will be curious. Make lots of comments and people will click on your name to see your blog. Ann also

  3. Thanks, Nutbird. I am new to this. Always appreciate suggestions.

  4. I love this idea!! I always see cute hankies and think "no, I will NOT buy these since I have no real way of using them." No more...I'm gonna start searching for some and copying you. :)

  5. Hi, how did you get them to lay flat? What is under them?