Sunday, April 13, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday

Today's Show and Tell Sunday is being hosted by Analise over at Sugar*Sugar. The theme this week is handkerchiefs. I was a little late with my post this morning due to computer problems, but finally managed to get it uploaded.

I really like the idea of show and tell as it is inspiring me to find all my treasures and store them so I can use and display these little items.

All of the handkerchief in my collection, belonged to my MIL , Mother, a couple that were given to my brother(which I will give him for his memory box) or myself. The tatted or crochet lace on the handkerchiefs was done by my Mother, aunt or Grandmother.








There is a basket with still more of my MIL's handkerchief that I didn't get finished ironing, I will get them done this week and do a catch up at a later date
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I also have all my grandmothers crochet books and here are a few of the covers from some of them. The pictures are out on flickr, feel free to download for projects if you like. The books would be from the 20's and 30's so I think they are fine.


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Edgings2


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I'm now off to visit and enjoy all the other participants

KarenOX

41 comments:

Attic Charm said...

Gorgeous! All these hanky posts are giving me hanky envy...haha... I WANT that little one with all the purple violets:) Thanks for sharing!

Sweet Treasures of Home said...

Thank you so much for you comment. I love all of your hankies. You have quite a collection. Have you ever been to Niagra Falls? I have not. I just found it in my travels.Happy Suday to you!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Karen, what pretty handkerchiefs. The detail is amazing. What great crochet books that belonged to your grandmother
Alison

Clever Karen said...

OOOOOOH all those pretty lace edgings! So sweet!

Margo said...

What a lovely collection! It's so neat that they've been passed down to you :-)
Margo

leesiebella said...

Hi Karen~

Thanks so much for sharing with us today!!
You have a beautiful collection! I love that your mother and grandmother made all the edges! That is so special!

xo
Analise

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow, so many lovely hankies!!!
oxoxoox,
jessi

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow, so many lovely hankies!!!
oxoxoox,
jessi

She'sSewPretty said...

You are so lucky to have hankies that have been handed down to you. You have some beautiful treasures.

Little Pink Studio said...

I love all of your hankies, especially the ones with the crochet edges!
Thank you for playing along with us!
~Cerri xo

Amy said...

Those are very pretty, I like the one that looks like it has blue snowflakes on it? :-)

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your collection, and adding these books are a lovely touch to a very elegant post. So very pretty. Karen

Lori said...

What a great day to come for a visit! What a wonderful hankie post! I really hope to acquire more this summer while out about the area! You've some beauties. I've never counted mine but love to tuck them in all sorts of places. See you soon, Lori

Tara said...

Wow

I have never seen anything like this, what a great collection!

ThePeachTree said...

Wow, what an absolutely incredible collection. These are definitely one item I wish still existed in everyday living :)

FeeBee Louweez said...

I love the lace edgings, wish I had the talent to do this. thanx for sharing your obsession with everyone!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Wow! Your sure do have a remarkable collection of hankies! Did you just iron all those??? They are so pretty and have so much sentiment, how lovely! A very enjoyable post! Thanks for reading my blog, too!
*Heidi*
Everyday Cookies blog

Rosanne said...

Very pretty, some resemble mine!

Katie said...

Hi Karen...Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I've enjoyed looking at your hanky collection...I've never seen one with camels on it before!...Katie

Karen said...

Beautiful hankies and Petrina is quite the sweetie ! I have a cute grey cat too (18 yrs old now).

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ Karen at Ciderantiques

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

These are lovely. It was truly a more graceful era don't ya think?
Blessings~
Cathy

Melissa said...

What a beautiful collection of hankies. :)

pinkroses said...

I love all your hankies, especially the ones with the crochet trim...so lovely!! xo suzanne

Sarah said...

Your hankie collection is so sweet. Love the blue one with lace and the dutch girl one.
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

M.KATE said...

its really beautiful, do you use them? if i have them, i dont think i'll use them, tks for sharing :)

Donna O'Brien said...

I have stumbled upon a few blogs with these beautiful handkerchiefs-So vintage and pretty, they bring back memories for me. Lovely.
D.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

You have a very nice collection. So nice you have a connection to family through them. I think florals are my favorite.

Kitty

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That is one gorgeous collection! Karen, I love the lacey edges and the beautiful florals. It is all so feminine. Susan

The Apron Queen said...

What a gorgeous hanky collection!
Love the kitty's face too!

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Carla said...

What a nice collection and how wonderful that they have a family connection. The novelty prints are fun.

Laurie said...

You have so many beauties! And some really unique ones too! Oh, and I love your kitty in last post! :)

Laurie said...

You have so many beauties! And some really unique ones too! Oh, and I love your kitty in last post! :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What an amazing & sentimental collection you have!!! I was just going through my handkerchief collection on Sunday...they have all come from ebay though, and cannot compare to you beauties! You have displayed them beautifully too!

M

Natasha Burns said...

gosh you have so many fabulous hankies Karen!

Mary Isabella said...

This is a magnificent collection of vintage goodness in the form of such elegant handkerchiefs....Smiles to you from me

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Karen,
Love all your pretty hankies and the old crochet books, I have a couple of these too and love them, I didn't get my hankies ironed either, It is relaxing to sit and enjoy ironing them on a quite day...Pinkie Denise

Felicia said...

Such beautiful hankies :)

Fete et Fleur said...

What wonderful hankies! Just recently I visited a store where they sewed together hankies to create a window valance. It was lovely!
If you're up for a project, these would be amazing as a valance.

xx Nancy

Maija said...

That is an amazing collection of ahnkies!

Miss Sandy said...

What a vast, beautiful, and special collection you have. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea - Under a Blue Moon said...

What a gorgeous collection of hankies. That was a lot of ironing!

I want to learn how to crochet for the sole purpose of doing pretty edges on handkerchiefs. I think it is a lost art.

Thank you for sharing.