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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Green

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Green hankies make great St. Patrick's Day dresses. All of these are currently available on Etsy. You can also order a one-of-a-kind Hanky Dress made just from your from your vintage family handkerchief.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring Door Hangers

I've really been into this cone thing and it's many applications for a little over a year now. I am also big on door hangers. 

Then recently I started a Pinterest Board for burlap crafts I came across. Here is a link to that, if you are into the burlap craze too -  

Then one day all these interests merged and I started making and perfecting these burlap door hangers. I started by making some for Valentine's Day using fresh baby's breath. The burlap cones are equipped with floral water tubes.

As bridal decorations these burlap cones would make perfect pew hangers. Or, how about sprucing up a burlap wedding banner with one of these burlap cones on either end!

Put water in tube for fresh flowers.

Here are the new Spring door hangers that I just completed using faux flowers. As you can see, they would also look nice displayed on a wall hook, a door knob, a cabinet knob, or simply a nail on the wall.

So there you have it - my personal contribution to the burlap craze. Each one is a little different; incorporating some sparkling ribbon or old lace and then appropriately frayed for individual character. They are currently available for purchase at the Willow Artisans Market in downtown Littleton. I hope to have some in my Etsy shop soon, too.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine Boutique Sale

Just wanted to share a few photos with you from the show. We took all these before the madness began. Saturday was one crazy busy day! Kathy, who organized and put the show together in her home, did such a great job. She was such a gracious host and everything ran so smoothly. 
Thank you Kathy for all your efforts!

Group shot of all the vendors.
This is Grace - our youngest vendor. 
Everybody brought some homemade sweets.
That's Kathy our fearless organizer in the background.

Here is a shot of my Hanky Dress and Hearts display