Thursday, May 28, 2015

Feeling Patriotic

I've been stitching together some red, white and blue stars and stripes. The top picture shows the front and back sides of three lumbar pillows with removable covers; and the bottom picture is a portion of one of four patriotic banners I've created. Each pennant is 16" long and 13.5" wide at the top. The banners are six feet long, sturdy and hand washable. Each pennant is composed of two pieces of machine sewn white cotton with fusible fabric embellishments and red hand stitching on the edges. Items are available for purchase from my Etsy shop where you'll find more information and pictures.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Tour of the May Curtice St. Market

These are a few of the items that caught my eye at the Curtice Street Market yesterday. Cathy and Carolyn were minding the shop. That's Cathy behind the desk. As usual, Anita had some magical upcycled pieces.

The flowers in the garden were at their best.   And, I found some really fun garden stuff created by Jennifer. That's her clever patio bar - complete with rake wine rack and built-in ice bucket.

The Curtice Street Market is an occasional shop comprised of a group of vintage vendors and local artists.

Click Here to Visit their Blog

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Snow

Just a few scenes from our Mother's Day snow. 

Some of our limbs didn't make it.

 My Steel Magnolias came through the storm just fine.

 The water was running fast and furiously in Littles Creek.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Springtime in Colorado

Yesterday I was taking pictures of snow white blossoms
 along the Highline Canal not far from my home.

Today I took this picture of snow from my front porch.
Big - beautiful - fluffy white snowflakes!
That is springtime in Colorado!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Featured on "Living Vintage

Friday Favorites #53 - Living Vintage
I am so proud to have been featured on Kim's Blog "Living Vintage"   Click Here to go there where you will find more information and links to all of her Friday Favorites. 

Kim and her husband live in East Texas and own a company that deconstructs old houses and then builds new "old" houses. They renovate existing homes (including their own) using reclaimed materials. 

She has a huge online following and I know you will enjoy seeing what she is up to.

The Hanky Dress Lady is Having a Mother's Day Sale

I have been busy filling my Etsy Shop and will continue to add new items for Mother's Day gifts. 
My one-of-a-kind Hanky Dresses come in many styles and colors. And, the best part is; you can receive 15% off all purchases now through May 10 by entering Coupon Code HANKYDRESSFORMOM at checkout.

In addition, I will honor the discount on all custom orders placed by April 30, 2015 which use your vintage handkerchiefs. However, I cannot guarantee delivery of these custom orders prior to Mother's Day.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015


Spring is all about new things like these pretty red tulips found blooming in my yard. Well, I did a little blooming of my own today. I now have a Facebook Page. Hope you'll stop by and give me a LIKE to help me get started.  

Click to go there now:  The Hanky Dress Lady on Facebook

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Basket Vintage Handkerchief

Just wanted to take a moment to share this lovely vintage handkerchief with you. Technically, I don't think these were meant to be Easter baskets; but, they are pretty enough and close enough for me.

Have a great Easter and stop by again next week. I have a surprise for all my followers.

Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day 2015

I'm all ready for St. Patrick's Day. Not a drop of Irish blood in me, but I do enjoy the Irish culture and I adore the color green. I've placed a lovely green and white Hanky Dress along with an ivy heart I made into a shadow box. This is a great way to display your Hanky Dresses because you can just switch them out to fit the season. You'll being seeing my new shadow box a lot. It made it's debut at the Valentine's Day Boutique Sale with a a very special red and white Hanky Dress.
Anyone can have a hanky bouquet like the one shown here. I've gathered up a few of my favorites to create this one. Take each hanky by the center to form a cone. Group them all together in a pleasing manner and stuff into a pretty vase. Hint - if you want your shamrock's to look their best, put the right side to the inside so that when you fluff them outward the right side is showing - as they are on the lower edge of this bouquet.