Monday, May 28, 2012

What to do with those ole Vintage Handkerchiefs...

There is something unapologetically nostalgic about floral, pastel, musty smelling 'kerchiefs from the yesteryear, non? I think so, anyways...

Recently, I acquired a little collection of them. There they were, all standing in a row. Big ones, small ones... I couldn't stash them away, I just couldn't.

So I didn't.

I made this with them instead:

Sigh. Bunting is fabulous at the best of times, but I love how unique this string is, that it is both handmade AND repurposed with a touch of vintage. Despite how much I love it hanging in Fern's room, I can't keep it. Fern already HAS a string of bunting that was handmade when she was one by her nan and I and I have no other suitable home for it in my home... 

So! My lovingly constructed string of bunting is up for sale in my store for $29.95 and I am excited to see it go to a loving home. Visit my store to view and tell me..... what other ideas how you to repurpose old handkerchiefs? Do share, because I'd love to give another project a go!

ps. For those of you who admired Fern's crochet rug that I consigned for her bedroom recently, you can buy your very own here. I was well pleased with mine and I'm sure you could ask for custom colours as the shop owner is very obliging and I'm still marvelling at what a great job she did of Fern's!

Have a great week, peeps! xx


  1. What a clever idea for handkerchiefs! I love it!

  2. So pretty! I'm 20 weeks pregant & i don't know if it's a boy or a girl. I have a strong feeling i'm having a girl,if i knew for sure i'd definitely want this for the nursery.

  3. Naaaaaw this is so pretty...makes me clucky for a girl..but I aint going there! Are you coming to the Etsy Success Sydney this weekend? x

  4. Just beautiful Nicole. How I loved my old hankies as a little girl... wish I'd kept them. I know my Mama still has pretty handkerchiefs, so I might check in with her.
    You're so clever to think of bunting too!

  5. You are so sweet! Would you like to follow each others blog on GFC? XoXo


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