Friday, June 22, 2012

Upcycling Hankies by Lesley's Girls

I belong to the Vintage Etsy Society, a group of vintage sellers on Etsy. This post comes to you from one of my fellow team members.

Lesley's Girls- Vintage Blog: Upcycling Vintage: Part 1 Hankerchiefs

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Red White and Blue Hanky Dresses

This is a new selection of dresses that are/will be available in my Etsy Shop. Most of them are listed now...I just have three more to do. Red, white and blue is great for Americanna, patriotic, and nautical themes. I just love the little anchor buttons on the plain red dress.

Wouldn't one of these look sweet on your door instead of a decorative wreath!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Old Glory Antiques Fair

Last Friday and Saturday I had the opportunity to meet and speak with the Executive Editor of Flea Market Style, Ki Nassauer. She is such a delightful and down to earth person. Here is a photo taken of the two of us. Ki is on the left and that's me on the right.

This was my Hanky Dress display showing off a little red, white and blue spirit at Old Glory on Saturday, the second day of the show.

And here is my friend Sonia who graciously gave me a corner in her booth at Old Glory so I could display my Hanky Dresses.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Story of Vintage Hankies

I recently had the privilege of attending a presentation about vintage hankies by master storyteller Katie Dix. This particular presentation was entitled Dabbers & Blowers: A History of the Handkerchief. Now, I have read a couple of books about hankies; but after listening to Katie, I realized how truly historical hankies are. She is so entertaining and did such a wonderful job of bringing the subject to life. The time just flew by as she graciously shared her knowledge of vintage hankies with a room full of at least 30 eager listeners.

After her presentation, some of us were sitting around talking when someone threw out the question, “What do you do with your vintage hankies?” That was when a lady pointed at me and said, “This is The Hanky Dress Lady.” Katie exclaimed, “You’re the one who makes the Hanky Dresses!” You see - we both knew of each other but our paths had never crossed and we had never met before. I think I can safely say that it was a thrill for both of us to finally meet one another.

Katie told me that she had purchased one of my hanky dresses in February of 2007 and that she was using it in her "Wipe & Wave Program" which highlights 17 ways to use a handkerchief.

If you would like to know more about Katie Dix and her wonderful presentations about hankies, here is link to her website:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pine Needle Creek - June Market Day

This is how I found them this morning...Hear-No-Evil, See-No-Evil, and Speak-No-Evil..(left to right - my husband, Ron; my friend Sonia and her husband, Donnie). They had no idea I was stalking them with my camera.

Here is Sonia, my long-time friend and proprietor of Pine Needle Creek Antiques.

Sonia always has such great home decor items. I just loved this perfectly coordinated cabinet, floral arrangement and framed print. Notice the old cameras and how they can be used as accent pieces.

So much to love here - the bed and coordinating quilts. I really - really like those lights!

It was a busy day for Pine Needle Creek. Come on, Donnie, move it, move it, move it !!!

Oh So Charming - June Market Day

One of my favorite shops in Littleton is "Oh So Charming. I have bought a lot of vintage hankies from these ladies. That is Maryanne smiling from behind the gingham checked counter.

Fantastic Patio Set! Love that flowerpot chair too.

Fourth of July is just around the corner.

It looks innocent enough - but I don't know - (Melissa and Gwen) are actually getting ready to squirt those trusting people with cold water. Alright, alright, alright - so maybe I am exaggerating a little bit - what if it was a fine cold mist to cool you off and was absolutely wonderful. They just looked so mischievous and cute in their new aprons.

Melissa's turn to cool off.

June Market Day

What a gorgeous morning it was at the market. These are photos from "A Paris St. Market" in Littleton, Colorado.
Want to go? Here's a link to all the details:

A perfect match - wouldn't you agree!

Such beautiful flowers this vendor had.

These sweet items were found in Sticks & Things booth. Don't you just love those twig easels!