When I began collecting vintage linens,
I merely focused on linens that were embellished
with beautiful embroidery and crocheted edging.
The needlework called to me.
I really didn't intend to become a collector.
I just picked up pieces here and there
as I would come across them
at thrift stores, estate sales, etc.
Each found treasure would introduce me
to a new pattern or embroidery stitch,
and I would become intrigued.
It didn't take me long to realize
I was amassing several pieces --
Alas! I was collecting.
As I began to read about vintage fabrics and needlecraft,
I was also discovering the beautifully bold
printed tablecloths from the 40's -- 60's.
I'd also see cute little aprons and crocheted potholders.
When I came across them for next to nothing,
I just had to bring them home!
That's how all these beautiful hankies came home with me.
How could I pass these up when a local antique store
was selling them cheap?
They're in excellent condition.
I used the Christmas hankies in my Christmas decor.
The West Virginia State hankie is the only
handkerchief I have searched for online.
I wasn't willing to pay the $30.00-$40.00 price tag.
Guess which one I found in the little basket from the store!
How many hankies do you have to own to be a collector?
Oh, dear . . . . .
I'd love to hear which hankie is your favorite!