This afternoon I had to pick up one of my DSM's from it's annual check-up and since "Heirlooms For Hospice" is in the next block I cruised by [ostensibly to drop off a donation] and inspired by the beautiful "embroidered ladies" in a previous post on our Fall quilt retreat, just happened to enquire if they had any vintage hankies!
"Oh yes, a box full" they said!
Here is the "loot"- I managed to restrain myself and chose carefully. Oh, and I thoughtfully left a few for someone else, I didn't hog them all.
There are six pieces here that seem brand new, quite large and a fine linen they may have been meant for a gentleman but are certainly a nice size for table napkins and that's what I have in mind for them. They are beautifully hemstitched.
These four have crocheted edges, they may be used but are in fine shape.
Wow, this is unusual, it would make a great skirt for a flamenco dancer.
Four brand new hankies, some still had the little brand labels, a couple of them have design in all corners. The detail is lovely.
See the drawn thread work, I remember doing that myself as a child!These two look as if they are new, the one on the left is very fine silk......
and two plain linen that would embroider nicely.
So there you have it, twenty four in all, a dime a piece ladies!!! Sorry for the triple exclamations but this is amazing, and I complain that I never find deals like the rest of you vintage collectors but today was my day for a bargain.
I am an old fashioned woman, I always carry a clean hanky just like my Mumma taught me.
Oh add a couple more WHIMMs [Works Hidden In My Mind] to my list would you.