Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hankies



So it's been hard going to get this post finished this morning due to the wind and the sunlight, breaking a vintage earring and the young Mockingbird that just flew into the house, couldn't get out and pooped all over my family room! But all is calm for the moment, so here we go.

Hankies. I cannot tell you how much I love hankies. It borders on obsession... no, it probably is an obsession. And it's been going on since the age of three. I can remember sitting in my great grandmother's house carefully holding and looking at her hankies with awe. I can remember doing the same thing in my grandmother's house with her hankies as well. I also remember sitting at the kitchen table picking out the perfect hankies to be made into dresses for my dolls.

So without further ado, here is a sampling of my obsession.




(these are all gray, but it's hard to tell due to the light. That first one is one of my favorites.)







(the one on the right met with an unfortunate accident with a pair of scissors. But the piece that was cut off went on to make a gorgeous scrapbook page of my neice as a toddler.)



I took some pictures of some pretty orange ones too, but I must have missed them when taking the pics off the camera. Now my farmboy is using the camera and I'll never be able to pry it out of his hand. He got his new lens yesterday and I was just lucky enough to grab it before him this morning.

So there you have it. Thanks for stopping by and looking! Today's Show and Tell is being hosted by Analise of Sugar*Sugar. Go on over and look at all the pretties!

22 comments:

cherished*vintage said...

Oh my gosh! I love how you've hung your hankies with old clip-on earrings! I think I need to hang some of mine around the house now. You have a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing.
-Karoline

bluemuf said...

Beautiful display of handkerchief. I like how you hung them.

Karen

Katie said...

Hi Alisa...Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I love the hankies...I think that's remarkable that you have memories of loving hankies at the age of three...How precious...Take care, Katie

Attic Charm said...

Help me I have hanky envy!!!! I looooooooovvve that red toile scene hanky. Beautiful post!

Lisa B. said...

My what a morning you had!! And a lovely collection of hankies!!!!

leesiebella said...

Hi Alisa!
Okay, JUST adorable how you've hung your sweet collection! LOVE IT!!

Thanks so so much for sharing today!

xo
Analise

Anonymous said...

Your hankies are beautiful and I just love how you have displayed them for photo taking.

barbara said...

Those are awfully pretty, and it's so exciting to see sunshine and green and flowers! Thanks for hanging them outside to show us!

Margo said...

You have a very beautiful collection! I love the toile one.
Margo

Alli said...

Lovely hankies! Thanks for sharing!

Little Pink Studio said...

What a beautiful collection!
Thank you for playing along!
~Cerri xo

Carla said...

Okay--it's not enough that you've got great hankies (I love the one with the little couple in red and white) but you've also got gorgeous weather to get those pretty "clothesline" shots! I thought about some outside shots but we've had flurries. Thanks for sharing your hankies and sun!

She'sSewPretty said...

You have a beautiful collection!

About Me said...

Alisa I love your pretty hankys especially how you have them hung on the charming blue ribbon clothes line. What do you have them pinned with on the line. They look so cute! Take care. Di

Chi Chi La La Designs said...

Hi Alisa - thank you for stopping by my blog - great to meet you. I love your collection of hankies, especially the lovely toile one - just stunning! Thanks for sharing. Nikki :)

Sherry/Cherie said...

You had a hard start to your day!! It could only get better from there...

Your hankies are beautiful...it's amazing how a collection of something you love can grow (and I love that you were able to use the bit that met with the scissors for a memory keepsake!).

Laurie said...

Wow, you have some beauties! Would be hard to pick a favorite! :)

knitsational said...

What a beautiful collection! And displayed so nicely.

FeeBee Louweez said...

that's a great idea to hang hankies with clip-on earrings. thanx for sharing your collection.

Kristin said...

Your photos are gorgeous!! I love how you hung the hankies on a line! So cute! Kristin

Karen said...

Lovely display and beautiful hankies! Karen at Ciderantiques

pinkroses said...

OK I'm going to have to just say what everyone else has said: displaying your hankies on a ribbon clothesline with vintage earring "clothespins" is the cleverest thing I have seen all day!!!LOVE IT! (and your hankies are great too!) xo suzanne