March 22, 2009

Hankie Pankie...




You guys are going to start thinking
I'm a pathological liar, the way I keep
coming up with blue pretties each
week!
Truth be told, it's really just serendipitous...
I like to buy things by the "lot" on Ebay,
(you usually get a better deal :)
vintage jewels, aprons, hankies an on
and on. But when you buy a "lot" you
get a variety, so over the years, I have
accumulated quite a collection of blue
treats (that I have stashed in the corner
in favor of, uh, some other color that
generally preoccupies me ;)




But whatever the color, pretty is
pretty and phenomenal needlework
is about as pretty as it gets!













Unforgettable "Forget-me-nots"!




And I do have a weakness for anything with
a little flower basket!






Even the ordinary, mass-produced prints
are "pretty" charming!

Be sure to stop over to visit our hostess,
SMILING SALLY
for more BLUE MONDAY beauty!

33 comments:

  1. These are just beautiful, and I love how you've bunched them for photos. The embroidery is so meticulous. I embroider, but I couldn't use such delicate fabrics; I'd end up bunching it.

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  2. ooooohhhhh! I just love hankies! And you've got some very pretty ones! tfs

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  3. Happy Blue Monday sweetie! Love these sweet, delicate beauties M. Have a great week!
    Amanda (Cottage Contessa)

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  4. OMG I love your blog. I love kitty's bed and kitty and I love your sister Bee's home. Her dining room set with the white and sweet peas painted on is to die for. I'm glad I came in to see you tonight.
    Happy Blue Monday
    Love Claudie
    xoxo

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  5. Just love your blue and white linens. They are so romantic!
    Kate

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  6. Love those hankies. I have quite a collection myself. Can't resist them. I understand you completely about ebay. I try to sell things now and then to support my habit but my buying far outstrips my selling. Happy Blue Monday!

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  7. Gotta love eBay and anything monogrammed! Such beautiful goodies you've collected. I love them all.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  8. The hankies are so pretty and the colors are so delicate on most of them. I can't imagine shoving them aside to grab another color. lol Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

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  9. pretty lot of blues!! but I especially love the forget-me-nots - take care, Judith

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  10. Gorgeous! And so are your photos. Happy Blue Monday.

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  11. What a great collection. I love the delicate blues in the needlework.

    Tabbikta's Thoughts

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  12. How lovely! Your picture skills are tops and I always enjoy how you set them up. Thank you for taking the time to make such pretties. xxoo

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  13. You've got yourself quite a collection! I love blue too. I mean what's not to love? Have a great Monday!

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  14. very pretty - I've seen lovely quilts made from these kind of hankies, and they're wonderful!

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  15. Lovely blues! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. So are you one of those that keep out bidding me on ebay?
    What great finds you have here, so blue and I just love ebay too!
    ~Ann

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  17. Pretty hankies! I always think that they need to be reinvented as something decorative.
    ♥, Susan

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  18. What beautiful hankies! Such lovely work is a lost art.

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  19. Very dainty. Just love vintage everything, especially linens! Happy Blue Monday! Mary :O)

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  20. Beautiful work! I just love vintage needlework! :)

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  21. Makes me happy, not blue, looking at these pretty blues!...Christine

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  22. Your hankies are just beautiful and so dainty. How could anyone use them on their nose? Ever!

    Kathy b

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  23. I love the linens, they are just beautiful. Love the rest of your blog as well.

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  24. I'm a crazy compulsive Ebayer myself! And the fact there are really great antique shops down the street doesn't help my wallet much, but purchasing pretty things is the best!
    I love your hankies!

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  25. Those are gorgeous! While I am happy to have Kleenex with me for colds, I always have a pretty hanky when I go to a wedding (knowing I will cry).

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  26. Yes .... yes.... those pretty blues really need to be up for sale..... and I happen to know someone that would LOVE to have them...lol
    HUgs
    Linda

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  27. Oh yes! Very pretty pretties indeed! I love hankies :0)

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  28. Such delicate handkerchiefs! Beautiful pieces!

    Happy Monday!

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  29. Love your blog girl...also love all your blues...Happy BLUE Monday...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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