August 8, 2009

Pretty, Vintage Hankies All In A Row...

I had been reading a post over at Marydon's blog, Feedsack Fantasy and Blushing Rose Boutique, when she told her readers about a product called Vintage Textile Soak. Well, I'm a sucker for a great endorsement, and Marydon sold me on the stuff, so I went right to the source and ordered some. (You can link to Marydon's blog here to read her recommendation for Vintage Textile Soak.)

It arrived and of course, I had to try it right away! (Even the packaging was beautiful!) I used the Soak to launder my vintage hankies (and a few other things) - Marydon was right, girlfriends! You should see how it works on your fine unmentionables! (Are you seeing that I'm excited about this stuff from the exclamation points?)

So now that they're all cleaned and pressed, I'd like to share my vintage hankies with you. These hankies belonged to my Handsome's mom, grandmother and aunt. These women all did the needlework that appears on them. I'm proud to have been related to a long line of needleworkers. I used a few to embellish Shaker sewing boxes for my daughters-in-law. I carry these hankies to weddings and special occasions, because (of course) you'd never use them for anything but wiping away a happy tear or drying a child's eyes.

You can see that these beauties were embellished in shadow stitching, crewelwork, whitework and the teeniest, tiniest, most perfect stitches. I know I'll add to this collection some day, but these will always be my favorites.
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Nancy Maxwell James said...

your vintage hankies are all so beautiful! It is hard to pick a favorite. The blue embroidery really catches my eye! Thanks for following me at my new blog home! :) Happy Sunday to you!

DeeDee said...

wow..I need to check this out..I have several hankies from my great grandmother I would love to clean up..wonder if it works on doilies too..off I go thanks for the info...

jessica@kellerfineart.com said...

My favorite is the big pink flower - rose or peony... I know, how girly!
Love Jessica

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow how cool is that stuff. I ended up retiring some vintage thingies to actually use them in my kitchen. They sit on the counter for my husband to grab because he always makes a mess and grabs my good towels. He still thinks he's grabbing the good ones. They just happen to already have spots on them!
Yours are once again pretty. You should share them on 2nd Time Around on Tuesday. I know everyone would love to see them.
Have a Blessed Sunday,
Sherry

Beth Gales said...

I appreciate the tip! Love to use old linens!

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

Oh I love that one in the top right corner!!!! I need to keep working on my patience so I can produce such artistic, beautiful keepsakes someday too!

blushing rose said...

TYSM Donna for posting this. You are a sweetie ...

Ladies ~ This product works on old & new ... it is truly remarkable the results. A must to try.

TTFN ~ Marydon

downsize said...

I too have a couple to clean up. Thanks.

KnitWithTammy said...

Donna,
You need to bring these with on our next BAM Tuesday, after you return! They are so pretty!

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