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Tuesday, December 08, 2009


I had fun making these tonight, I thought I would share! You use the white fudge covered Oreo cookies, chocolate chips, gumdrops, red licorice, red sprinkles. I couldn't find the Oreo cookies in the grocery stores. I found them at K-Mart, someone else told me they had them at Wal-Mart as well. I used the Wilton cookie icing that comes in a bottle that looks like a glue bottle.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009



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.

My daughter was fortunate enough to have the same initial as her great grandmother, so she was able to use her vintage handkerchief for her wedding. We incorporated the hankie right into the bouquet.

wedding photos courtesy of Genevieve Fridley Photography

If you are not fortunate enough to have your grandmothers original handkerchief, be sure to click here to see our


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,

Darling Christmas Stocking Ornaments

Use as a cuff on a solid colored stocking

Make a baby’s first blankie

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

CUPCAKE Birthday Cards With Hankie Handkerchiefs

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!

Use as a curtain topper

A customer Sherrie made this fabulous valance all with
Isn’t that clever!

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

Use any type of vintage rack for display

I recently saw these on a blog and just had to add them here, the idea is just adorable. SAVE THE DATE Hankies......How unique!

You can also use them for wedding invitations as shown on this website:

Well I will tell you I never would have thought of this, but it is fun to watch!

How to make a ’camisole’(in fact an early bra) out of a pair of handkerchiefs. It may be similar to the one made by the New York socialite, Mary Phelps-Jacob, - later patented by her, with a more complex form - in 1914. Almost certainly the model wears it over her shift for reasons of cinematic propriety. British Pathe archivist dates it to around 1921.

See the You-Tube video here (authentic vintage!)

Click to view:
Ladies New & Vintage HANDKERCHIEFS Hankie Hankies
Here are some books you might be interested in about handkerchief collecting and displaying:

Hanky Panky: An Intimate History of the Handkerchief

Collecting Handkerchiefs

Hooked on Hankies

Handkerchiefs: A Collector’s Guide

Hanky-Panky Crazy Quilts

Printed & Lace Handkerchiefs: Interpreting a Popular 20th Century Collectible

Children’s Handkerchiefs: A Two Hundred Year History

© 2006-2009 Nanalulu

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nanalulus CUPCAKES Gift Basket

My daughter needed a gift basket donation for my granddaughter's school PTA fundraiser so I made up this cute CUPCAKE Basket. I wish I would have taken pictures before the cellophane was put on. It looked really sweet!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Blog Giveaway Winner!!!!!!!!

The winner of the blog giveaway is according to
True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 79


Allidink said...
Hi! I'd be so excited to win this giveaway. I really liked the lace tea pot cozy in your shop because it's super cute and I haven't ever seen one I really liked until now!

All the best,


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I am so excited to be doing my first Blog Giveaway
Here is all you have to do............... visit our website by clicking on the photo above or link below. Come back to the blog & leave a comment mentioning one or more of your favorite items at

Nanalulus Linens & Handkerchiefs

It's so easy & we will choose a winner on May 30th. Lucky winner will receive a darling princess crown cookie cutter, 2 sweet teapot demitasse spoons, a package of PINK polka dot cupcake liners, and a beautiful vintage ladies handkerchief. All shown above. Good Luck!

I am happy to be participating in the 3rd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway. Click on the logo for more info and lots more fun giveaways!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Swaps Lots Of Wonderful Goodies

I had so much fun participating in my first 2 blog swaps. Valentine's Day is my very favorite day and I was spoiled in both swaps! I wasn't smart enought to take pictures, but my secret admirer posted my gifts on her blog. You can check her blog out here:
I "borrowed" the pictures of what she sent me.

Can you believe all that great stuff, you cannot really tell how nice it all is in the pictures. I was very pleased with all of it!
My gifts from the Vintage Heart Swap arrived first. They have been dispersed through the house already, some very pretty & fun goodies.
Thanks to both Nerissa & Renee for all the special treasures.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Who's Your Secret Admirer Swap ~ Valentines Swap

Who's Your Secret Admirer Swap ~ Valentines Swap
Check out the details here from Follow Your Bliss Designs:

Sounds like a lot of fun

Vintage Heart Swap From My CHERRY Heart

Want to join a fun Valentine Vintage Heart Swap? Check out From My CHERRY Heart's Blog