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Sunday, August 19, 2007

What Can I Do With Vintage Handkerchiefs? Craft & Decorating Ideas

VINTAGE HANDKERCHIEFS
Vintage ladies handkerchiefs make a wonderful collectible, and they are still quite affordable. People often ask me though, What do you do with them? How can you display them?
Here are a few ideas for you.

You can display them framed in clear acrylic clip frames. They can also be stretched over a square painters canvas using double sided tape to hold them in place. You can arrange 8 of these above a bed to create a headboard.


Use them as doilies on tables & nightstands,

Show then off under glass on a coffee table

Sew into quilts, pillows, sachets, tablecloths, or potholders

Make a baby bonnet from a white hankie to be used years later as
wedding handkerchief


Make a valance by clipping them onto top of curtain with clothespins

Display them in a vase or hang them from a towel bar

Wrap small gifts with them, make hankie angels or hankie dolls,

Sew a
monogrammed hankie onto the front of a little girls bib overalls

Use them to line your Longerberger baskets (or others)


Trim the edges with beads & make a "cozy" for your teacups


Tie them onto your ponytail, belt loop, or purse,

Tie them to your suitcase handle so you can identify your suitcase at the airport!

Tuck them into birthday, get well or any holiday card

Use
monogrammed handkerchiefs for the "something old or something blue" for a bride to be,

Give as gift to bridesmaids, flower girls,
mother of bride or groom

Display them hung by little wooden clothespins on a vintage indoor clothesline, or satin ribbon


A customer gave me this idea to pass along. She is giving a monogrammed hankie to her son’s girlfriend as a small gift for her prom night. A nice tradition to start!

Another customer idea! They look lovely draped over a nitelight for soft romantic lighting.

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Use any type of vintage rack for display


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LILY OF THE VALLEY HANDKERCHIEFS HANKIES

MONOGRAMMED HANKIES HANDKERCHIEFS

WEDDING AND BRIDAL HANDKERCHIEFS HANKIES


SPECIAL OCCASION HANKIES HANDKERCHIEFS

VINTAGE & PRINT HANDKERCHIEFS HANKIES 

EMBROIDERED APPLIQUED ORGANZA HANDKERCHIEFS HANKIES

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY & SEASONAL HANKIES HANDKERCHIEFS

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1 comment:

ford said...

What a nice handkerchiefs great design so adorable I like it. Keep posting!

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