Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine Hanky Fun on Etsy

I love vintage Valentine hankies. Just look at the variety. Solid red with French words of love, hand crocheted red edges, embroidered red hearts, white lace, and little cupids.....all to make you smile!

'Have Some Valentine Fun with Vintage Hankies'

Vintage Hankie Red Lips Hearts French Handkerchief Hanky Valentine's Day - ClassicMemories
Red heart wreath - Valentines Day rose wreath - Bright red - laurelsbylaurie
VINTAGE VALENTINE HANKIE, Valentines All Over, Valentine Border, Gorgeous Faceted Red Edges, Simple and Elegant, Excellent Condition - CUSHgoods
Vintage red crochet scallop trimmed hankie / ivory linen - FrugalFairyVintage
20% SALE Red hearts photography love - clothes line valentine shabby chic paper love sweethearts wedding marriage friendship - 8x10 - LupenGrainne
Vintage Handkerchief Gardening Angel - NeatoKeen
Red Bunting Banner, Valentines day red felt pennant flags, red wedding bunting decoration, xmas felt garland, reusable, handmade - AntnFrog
VINTAGE White Red Valentine Heart Embroidered Handkerchief - abandc
Vintage Handkerchief with Embroidered Hearts - backstashandbygones
Kitchen Art Food: Red Apple heart 5x7 Fine Art Photography Wall Art Print Fruit Still life Fruit Wall Art Kitchen wall art fruit - MarianneLoMonaco
Vintage Peg Thomas Tammis Keefe Cherub Hankie - murdups
Vintage Ladies Valentine Hankie  Swiss White Cotton Red Hearts - VintageBonnieBerjean
Candy Cane Stripe Footless Ruffle Tights Red and white stripe - ISADORAKIDS
Valentine Valentines Hankie Handkerchief Red and White Hearts - OnTheBlvdVintage
Vintage Valentine Hankie Red Hearts Blue Polka Dots - pixiedustlinens
Vintage Red Valentine Hankie Handkerchief w Crochet edging - sherryi

Monday, January 21, 2013

Reader Submission - Valentine Hanky Display

Roberta, one of my readers, sent this photo of a Valentine hanky display she created after seeing my hanky bouquets. Roberta has a shop on Etsy called Preserving Home where she sells vintage hankies and other lovely vintage items.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/preservinghome?ref=pr_shop_more

Thanks for sharing Roberta.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vintage Dining Room Tablecloth

The Oh So Charming Cottage was featuring winter whites and I found this lovely tablecloth for my dining room.

Friday, January 11, 2013

January at the Oh So Charming Cottage

Romantic winter whites are on display at the
Oh So Charming Cottage
I love the little white bird house.
Gwen decorated it with doilies, buttons and a little blue bird...   
just so cute!
Along with some fantastic western reds. My picks are that
darling red bench with its coordinating cowboy rug.
The red wagon wheel coffee table has a
functional chalkboard top.  How cool is that?
Gwen and Melissa are obviously ready for the game on Saturday.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

'Winter White Hankies' by HankyDresses

Just a little eye candy for the winter bride.
All these hankies would be perfect choices for a winter wedding.
I have made several heirloom Hanky Dresses for ladies out of their wedding hankies.
The hanky is never cut ... and these heirloom hankies are hand stitched.
The dress can then be professionally framed.
GOLD Lace Bridal Juliet Cap, Sequine Lace and Bridal Headpiece with Wired Flower Accent, Ready to Ship - veiledbeauty winter, snow, forest, woodland, wonderland, moon, night - The Sound of Falling Snow - FollowTheRaven Felted Acorns, winter white nature woodland decor frost ecofriendly - feltjar Venise Lace Trim in White - 2 yards for Wedding Dress Supplies Costume Design Flower Applique Lace Trim - lacetime
Vintage Wedding Handkerchief Embroidered Open White Work Floral Embroidery 1920s - CinfulOldies moravian star style himmeli / hanging mobile / modern geometric sculpture - AMradio Vintage Handmade Honiton Lace Wedding Handkerchief - ShurleyShirley Vintage White Bridal Hanky - Hankie Handkerchief - HankyLady
70s Winter white Joli Pel Faux Fur long fold over Coat. Size M/L - PARASOLvintage Antique Wedding Lace Bridal french Square Hand embroidered Handkerchief White Gorgeous - Vintage Whitework Souvenir from France - UnPetitChateau Lace Necklace - Regan in White - Bridal Jewelry - branchbound Antique White Lace Wedding Hanky - Hankie Handkerchief - HankyLady
Vintage Linen Handkerchief Holder Whitework Embroidery - LinenWallflowers Smallest gift set / all natural lip balm and bath salt gift set in muslin  bag / stocking stuffer/ wedding favor / Cyber Monday Sale - LittleFlowerSoapCo Vintage Linen Handkerchief White with Tatted Border Bridal - preservinghome Ice Queen Pastel Hand Dyed Footless Sleepwalker Thigh Highs - DaughterShop

Monday, January 7, 2013

Winter White Heirloom Hanky Dress

This dress was made for my dear friend Karen. The hanky is one of several that she rescued from a home in Sterling, Colorado. Most of them had been terribly neglected and she generously gave them to me knowing that they would once again be appreciated.

Some of them had small 1 1/2" x 1/2" scraps of aged paper enscribed with the original owners' names attached with a single straight pin. A few were even labeled 1930. This particular hanky had obviously never been used as evidenced by it's label and condition. The label indicates that it is pure linen and was made in Switzerland.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Winter White Hanky Bouquet

All those spectacular lace edges are just too beautiful to be hiding in a drawer. Make yourself a winter white hanky bouquet and display those lovely white hankies. This would also be a great for decorating a bride-to-be's dressing table or her powder room.