Saturday, June 09, 2007
showin' & tellin'
I realize folks that it really is Saturday, but I did want to play along with show and tell again this week. My show and tell is my collection of old handkerchiefs. I have always loved old linens, before I even knew I loved them! I have memories of my little white haired grandma always having a hankie tucked up under the sleeve of her blouse. When she passed away, due to a very selfish Aunt, I received hardly anything of hers---some of her piano music, her hairbrush, an opal ring missing one opal and a few friendship tea-cups, most missing their matching saucer. I did however end up with a baggie of some of her hankies and thus my quest for more to add to the collection began. Here are a few of the ones I inherited: (click on the images to enlarge if you want to see more detail!)And here are some of the ones I have purchased over the years...
My very favorite ones are the ones I find that have tatted or crocheted edges like these. (My grandma tatted beautifully but was never able to teach me, due to a stroke she suffered when I was in Junior High)
The most recent purchase was made last September right after my daughter got married. We took a day to relax and regroup which consisted of a ferry ride to a little town called Bremerton. While in a little antique store I found this adorable little one with hearts on it!Just a side note here: When I got married I carried a little white, lace trimmed, handkerchief as I walked down the aisle. When my daughter got married, I handed mine down to her, and had embroidered my initials in one corner and hers in another corner. :)
For more fun looking at people's treasures visit Kelli's spot!