Sunday, February 24, 2008

I Love Hankies

Hello everyone, hope you are having a nice Sunday. We are having a nice day here even though it is raining and cold. We talked to our family in Texas and did some catching up with friends too. The weather yesterday was nice, so my hubby went to his favorite little flea market and met up one of his buds. They poked around and found some neat things and he found some treasures for me too. I love, love, love hankies and he is always on the lookout for them. I should tell you even when I was little I always carried a little purse with a hankie tuck inside. This hankie was my Granma's. Her first name was Mae and that is my middle name. Well, when she passed away my Grandfather gave me all her hankies and they are some of my favorites things I have of hers. I think that is probably how my hankie collection got started. At peddlers fairs I'm always looking for a new one to add to my collection. I especially like.......
Hankies with the initial of my first name. In all the years of collecting I've only found two with my initial...actually Carl found them.

I have a collection of holiday hankies, bride hankies, embroidered ones and bright florals. Well any way when Carl came home he had a little package of sweet hankies. There were five..........................
Two pretty floral designs one yellow and the other the prettiest pink. Can you see the one with the little nosegay and the one with little Indians..too cute, and then this yellow one with the initial....."Honey is this initial hankie for me?"
"Yes, I know how much you like initial hankies." "Honey this is the initial F." "Let me see, Linda you are too so dinghy (a pet name from high school), it's suppose to be like this."......
Mmmm, I don't think so. What do you think? L, for Linda or maybe F for forever, that would work. Either way I love it....and it's the thought that counts. Hugs, Linda

40 comments:

kathyann said...

Linda,I see how much you love your hankies!would you like some from England (UK)to add to your collection! e-mail me
kathyann1@btinternet.com with your address and I will see what I can do ok! Love from Kathyann and the girls

Michelle said...

Linda,
That is so funny! I say F for funny because that's what your hubby is!

Your collection is so beautiful and your grandmother's hankies are extra special.

Michelle

Jackie said...

Oh my, those hankies are lovely. The embroidery is so very well done. A superb collection, and your Grandmothers hankies just make the memories even better.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How sweet that your husband goes to fleas without you and brings home little hankies!
Penny

bj said...

Oh, Linda...what a beautiful collection. They are so pretty and I LOVE anything with initials...doesn't matter whos! I am interested in how you display them. I would love to start a hankie collection but have always wondered how I could display them. Would hate to put such pretty things in a drawer. Thanks for sharing!!
hugs, bj

Kari & Kijsa said...

Your collection is wonderful...I collect vintage monogrammed hand towels...just wanted to stop by and say thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes...

Have a blessed and wonderful day...

smiles, kari (& kijsa)

Denise said...

My Dad sent my Mom a hankie with every letter he wrote while he was gone to war...... I have all those hankies and am making a quilt. I am slow at it as I do not have much time but I think I will try to finish it this year.... there are about 14 of them I think....... they are beautiful........ I love yours......

Monica said...

Aweee F for fantastic hubby for finding sweet treasures for you!

judypatooote said...

My grandma use to crochet around hankies....I don't think I have any left....but back when I was little, who thought about saving things that grandma made....but now if only i could find one... When I go to Amish Country, I always buy my Aunt a couple hankies, for she still uses them... And your right flea market always have some really cool ones... I love the ones your hubby found for you.....I do have one from China, silk with birds embrod. on it....so I used it in a scrapbook page I made and framed... I put a couple pictures of a little girl in China that I write to, and I hung it on my craft room wall..... nice post... judy

Kathleen Grace said...

I got my grandmothers hankies too. I remember she always wore an apron and always had a clean hankie in the pocket. When I was little those hankies dried a lot of tears and were always so soft. I keep her handkerchiefs in a drawer, wish I could think of a good way to display them.

Hummingbird Chats said...

I also collect hankies as well. My grand mother always had the most beauitful lace ones. She would give my sister and I one every Easter for our new purses that always matched our Easter hats. Katie
p.s. my favorite ones are the ones with birds or flowers on them.

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, my gosh - I LOVE hankies! I have made a couple of valances out of them. If you haven't seen that post, and you are interested, I believe it is under the posts labelled "home sweet home", one of my earlier posts. Thanks for coming to see me last night! I'll be posting tonight! Have a great week, Linda! Love, Esther

Sandra Evertson said...

Great hankie collection!
Sandra Evertson

Counting Your Blessings said...

My mom makes the most darling little hanky bonnets & dresses. I was lucky to get a few for my daughter before she decided that she hates girly things =) Blessings... POlly

Tammy said...

A beautiful collection you have there!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Dona said...

Love your hanky collection. I think it is an L and not an F, but either way, it's cute.

Dona

SweetAnnee said...

Wow you have lots of pretties
they are just awesome!!
deena

SweetAnnee said...

ps.
I didn't make the yo yo
it's old and made of silks..
it's lovely

deena

Donna said...

Linda,
Your collection of hankies are beautiful and it's so special to have some from your grandmother. I collect hankies too and love them! I always carry one in my purse.
Donna

Brenda said...

I love hankies and I never have found any here in our flea markets or rummage sales. You would have thought these Southern ladies would have used them.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your hankies...they are so pretty!
Hugs,
Robin

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
I had a collection of hankies as a child. Yours are so pretty.
I'm sure mine got lost somewhere along the way.
Thanks for sharing them with us,
Rosemary

Mommy said...

I like hankies too. My Grandma who died when I was 15 had so many pretty ones. I loved to play with them, and she would let me!

I carried one of them on my Wedding Day. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it. :)

kathyann said...

Linda,your e-mail hasn't come through!Try it with no capitals and 1 after kathyann,sometimes this get missed off and it won't get to me,ok!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Okay hankies are my all time favorite!!!! Your collection is SO~~~~~~~~~ beautiful how nice to have your grandma's hankie collection. I am going to the Pasadena flea market in March I am hoping to find some of these precious hankies. I think I would pass out if my husband brought me home a hankie. I went on ebay yesterday looking at some but I am going to wait until I go to Pasadena flea market.
Thank-you so much for sharing
ginger

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Linda, you have an amazing collection there and I think it is really special that you have your grandmother's hankies. How sweet!

xo
Becky

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Linda,
I am here for coffee. I am feeling some better this morning and did a new post and am out trying to catch up with everyone again. It is a cloudy and cold and very windy day here. A good day to stay inside for sure. Oh my, I so love all of your little Hankies. They are just beautiful. Your hubby did you good by buying them for you. Don't you just love it when your hubby surprises you with something you really love? I know I do. Take care my friend and have a great day. "THANK YOU" for the coffee. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

mrsjojo said...

What a fun collection and memories. Your hubby is so thoughtful in adding to your collection. I have an aunt who collects old hankies. I would love to see hers someday.

Sharon said...

What a lovely collection you have! They are so pretty! I have just a few special ones.

~ Sharon

Dona said...

Hi Linda,

Hope you are having a wonderful day. Stop by and visit. I have something for you.

Dona

Anonymous said...

I, too, had a Grandmom who was a hankie user. I have a few, but none to compare to yours. I loved looking at them. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda said...

What a sweetie to bring home hankies for you. Those fancy initials can be just about anything you want them to be, but I like F for Forever. You'll have to show us how you display them some day.

Tracie said...

Hi Linda,
I'm here from Dona's wonderful blog. Those hankies are so neat of your Grandmothers, that's so nice. Love that your husband likes to flea market too and brings back just what you like.

I think the hankie should depend on what mood you're in ~ Fabulous, Funky, Frilly or Flea Market Linda!
Happy to have found you.
~Tracie

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Wow, you have just a fabulous hankie collection! I love the fact you have ones with your initials on them, but you also have some lovely printed ones.

Recently I've found a couple of vintage "hankie bags." Have you ever seen these? They're typically satin and were made in the 40s and 50s, to hold ladies' hankie accumulations. I think it's fascinating the little bit of history these sorts of things represent.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice hankie collection! I love vintage hankies! I'm trying to see if you have any with yellow roses, I collect yellow rose hankies!

Congratulations on the Sparkle Award too!

Katherine

violetlady said...

I love this post because I also love hankies. I have a very small collection. I am not sure how to display them. Any ideas?
Also - check out my blog. I am in the process of tagging you for a meme. Lucky you!

Kelly said...

Hey Linda!

I linked over from Sharon's blog - it's my first time visiting you here! What a beautiful blog with such a lovely name! As soon as I saw my favorite herb in it, I had to flutter on over. ;o) Your hanky post is darling...I just can't choose a favorite!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelly
(The Barefoot Mama)

fireflynights said...

Makes me wonder where all of mine are. When I was a child one of my jobs was to have to iron things like this. I guess I didn't appreciate them much then but they're pretty now.

Mermaid Queen said...

Very pretty hankies. What a great collection. ~Martha

Love Bears All Things said...

I buy vintage hankies too. I had one with my initial, carried it to my Mama's funeral and lost it. Haven't seen one with an S since.
Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear