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Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Collections~Week 4

Fun Ways to Display VINTAGE Hankies
Well, I must explain away my absense! I have been somewhat busy and we got to take a fun family trip to Kalamazoo over the weekend for a day of FUN in the sun. Then coming back, for me, those type of activities wear me I must recoup for a few days. Then molds are really high in our area and they make me feel just a bit under the I just take it easy for the most part. That's where I have been..but I have been able to visit a few of you blogging friends out there and I hope to visit some more.

OH MY...I am SO excited to share with my dear blogging friends my Vintage Hankie Collection. I have to thank Grandma Lane again for getting me started on this collection. She sent me a beautiful hankie filled with lavendar all tied up pretty...well this girl took that pretty hankie apart to display (Now I can't believe I did that)!!!

Being a frugle kinda gal, over time I have come up with some very different and hopefully fun ways to display my growing collection. These delicate beauties NEED to be out where their artistic beauty can be enjoyed. Now most all of my hankies reside in my ever so dreamy blue Master Bedroom. I have decorated this room in blues, whites and pastel colors.

This picture above, is over our master bed. I have this HUGE vaulted wall that makes this room hard to seem cozy. So I decided to FRAME 3 of my favorite hankies. Each frame needed to be painted in a creamy white. I also placed some handpainted plates above them in an arch.

This center one above is my absolute favorite. I just LOVE the delicate crocheting all around the edging. It truly is a piece of ART!

The next few pictures are of vintage SPOON Holders. My dear friend Rhea of Sweet*N*Shabby Roses, let me borrow this darling way to use these vintage holders. This one below is painted in soft white with a pale pink inside. I then added my roses all around for a Shabby 2 Chic affect. I will be listing the delicate holder on my etsy, later today, if anyone is interested. This one can hold up to 9 hankies.

This gorgeous pink holder is ALL mine!!! It was actually my sweet momma's. I painted one for her and she gave me this one, so of course I had to keep it for me. This is quite a bit larger and could probably hold more than 20 hankies at a time..but I don't display that many cause I like to see my roses peek through and NOT crowd the hankies I have displayed.

Oh you are gonna love this. This is a TRASH to treasure piece. A friend just gave me this and said *you are so creative, I am sure you be able to us this!*. You bet I you know what it is? Its one of the wood pallets that holds goods one. I got out my spray can and turned this into a GREAT way to really see my hankies. The very TOP one is my grammies!

These next four pictures show some very sweet little vintage vases and 1 creamer that I have folded hankies into, and then spread them throughout my room.

I just LOVE that picture of my baby. She is going to be a Senior this year and turn 18 too. Oh my, where has the time gone?

Well, there you have it. I hope that these ideas will help you find creative and imaginative ways to display those treasured HANKIES you may own!
Thanks for allowing me to share these with you.
Blessings Lorena
PS. Be sure to stop by my friends Vicki's blog at Bunny Cottage to see her sweet Victorian Pictures of Children


Vicki said...

Hello, Lorena,
I am glad you and your family were able to get away for a few days. It helps to get away and relax to replenish your spirit. Your hankies are so pretty. I had never thought of framing them. I have some hankies in a drawer but was never sure how to display them. Thank you for the multitude ideas to show them off. It is very special that you have some of your grandmothers. I am doing a collection today of some of my favorite Victorian children paintings. Come by for a visit if you have a chance. Sending happy thoughts your way. Vicki

Rebecca said...

Beeeeeeautiful Lorena! Lovely works of vintage art/linens.

Why don't we use hankies anymore? So much more feminine. Now we just grab yucky tissue...


Connie said...

Ooooh Lorena, I love how you hang them and decorate with them, honey. Just gorgeous as is everything you do. I DO use hankies at church and when I go to temple.


How fun to get away for awhile..and it's always nice to get back home. Thanks for sharing your hankie ideas. I should frame some of mine :)
Deb :)

Holly said...

What a great hanky collection you have Lorena! I love the pallet display best but I have thought of framing some of mine, too. For some reason, I appreciate them best when they are folded in a triangle. I like to make buntings with mine, too. If you scroll to the very bottom of my blog, you can see my favorite bunting. ♥

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lorena! What pretty hankies you have! Love them all, especially the beautiful display above your bed & the hp spoon/hanky holders. That kitty with its rump in the air is adorable & what a sweet way to display yet another hanky!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shirl said...

Hello Lorena, what a pretty collection of hankies you have! You have then all displayed so pretty. Great ideas!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls ROse Cottage

Diane said...

I love Vintage Hankies and have a pretty nice collection myself I have hung them from a curtain rod using little cafe clips, right now they are down to me washed and then ironed. You have a darling collection.
Thanks for visiting my Blog I love company!
Hugs, Diane