Sunday, November 18, 2012

vintage hankies

I'm very fortunate to have a few vintage linens including some hankies.   It seems a shame for them to be tucked away but I couldn't come up with a good idea .... and then the light bulb went on -  why not make sachets from the hankies I experimented with one and was quite pleased with how it turned out.

 the vintage hankies
 the sachet filled with lavender

15 comments:

Gayle said...

A beautiful way to use the vintage hankies. Very pretty.

Anthea said...

Kate this is such a great idea, a very pretty use for the hankies...

Debbie M said...

What a great idea! I have several tucked away, so I an going to try this.

Karen M. Walker said...

oh my! that is just beautiful!!! Great idea and thanks for sharing it! ~karen

Carol said...

That is a great idea, Kate--I have a few from my grandmother that are very special, too!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

What a great idea. I have a load of hankies somewhere. I had always thought I would make some kind of patchwork but this is very cute.

Linda

Anne said...

How pretty, and what a great idea!! Just the other day I pulled out three hankies which were hidden away in the closet. Thanks for the idea as I may do this similarly ! My gran would be happy I am using them too!! :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic idea Kate....well done

Highland Monkey's said...

What a good idea. Hankies can be so pretty and this is a super way to use them.

Valma said...

Ho my ! what a good idea
I'm sure I have somewhere this kind of stash...or I'll ask my grandmother, sure she has =)
It's really pretty !!
well done
xxxx

Tangos Treasures said...

Too cute!!!

Sandi said...

What a lovely way to showcase vintage hankies! And leave a sweet scent in a drawer! I have over a hundred hankies and have done nothing with them. I should try this! Thanks, Kate, for the idea!

Ana Lopes said...

Such a cute idea Kate! I must try it because I have some vintage that I love.Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy week !

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Heather A said...

How sweet is THAT little sachet?! TOTALLY!! Love it. Thanks for the idea for ways to use some of the hundreds of vintage handkerchiefs my Mom and I have collected. I keep using them for quilt labels and I'm even making a couple of different quilts out of them. (you can see photos of them on the quilt page of my blog). About 23 years ago I made a quilt out of pretty vintage hankies where I cut them into hearts and appliqued them onto squares and set them on point. They were so pretty with the embroidery featured in the point of the heart. I hope to scan a photo of that quilt sometime soon and post it on my blog. It's the first quilt I ever made (though my parents were a huge help with it, too).

I'm very happy to have found your blog on this Canadian blog hop. And thanks for stopping by mine.

rosie said...

That's a great idea Kate... would make a wonderful gift..