Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Plethora of Vintage Hankies (Plus Sam Bonus)

Well again this weekend my whole family helped Sewing Bee finish packing up the old house and moving into the new house.  We just needed to pack the pantry and finish in the garage.  

As we were going through a few things in the garage, we came upon a long forgotten laundry basket filled, dare I say stuffed, with vintage hankies!

Now, I wanted to show them to you in all their unwashed wrinkled glory.  I can't wait to wash them and press them and come up with ideas for what to do with them.  Did you notice I said I wanted to show them to you?  Well a certain cat would not cooperate.  Every time I tried to take a shot up on the table he would hop.  (Hey!  That sounds kind of like Dr. Seuss!)  

So.....enjoy the photos of the hankies and enjoy the photos of the cat that would not sit still to look pretty nor get off the table to let the hankies look pretty! 

Can you see the gas grill in the background?  We also got that.  We've always been a charcoal family so we're going to have two barbecues now!  We'll see which one we prefer.

I also snagged the vintage picnic table.  I love its white chippiness.
Isn't he a handsome fella?  He is a snuggler, but the view he usually gives us  is not of his cute face, if you know what I mean.  (Yes, he likes to have his back end pointed towards us as we pet him.  Not my favorite view, but he's a love and we'll keep him.)
Many more treasures to show you.....
My Sadie Mae blogpost is coming up soon too....

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  1. GREEN with ENVY! What lovelies.
    I can't wait to see what you do with them :)

  2. So glad you found these and they didn't get forgotten in the garage! What a lovely kitty helper you had! My cat tries to get in all the pictures too. Your Mom's new house looks lovely, by the way and I'm sure she will be really happy there.

  3. I love vintage hankies! Your collection is so pretty!

  4. Love the hankies and love the kitty
    lots of fun thing you can do with them

  5. Your cat...too cute! They always try to take center stage! Glad you mom is all moved in - wow, it took a long time!

    Love the vintage hankies - I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

  6. I love old hankies, yours look really pretty.

  7. Love your hankies and your kitty! We have 2 cats. One is a snuggler and the other is a little standoffish. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with these hankies.

  8. How lucky you are to find all the hankies! So envious... but I can't wait to see what you do with them.

  9. I have a bunch of my Grandma Brewsters vintage hankies and I don't know what to do with them; do you have any ideas hun? I thought of sewing them into a valance but I don't know how to sew very well and would hate to ruin them...

    Hugs, Shar

  10. Pretty kitty and pretty hankies. I imagine the hankies will make a beautiful quilt. :)

    Have a great week!

    God bless and keep you,

  11. What a little treasure...pretty hankies. LOVE your kitlet too! :)

  12. What is it with cats, that they have to be right in the middle of the action?! He's so purrty, and so are the hankies!

  13. My cat does the same thing ... she loves the camera! Adorable :)
    Love your hankies! I have a collection of them too ... some I used as a little girl.

  14. The vintage picnic table....I adore...would not be able to pass that up either.. cute kitty cat.

  15. I have several vintage hankies and have made a couple of pillows but will have to make more from them soon. Your cat is like ours, she likes to hop in to the middle of my pictures.

  16. Hey! A new look to your blog! Always surprises when I return to your blog. It is intriguing what you are going to do with the old handkerchiefs. I have stacks here (inherited) and just cannot throw them out, nor know what to do with them.
    As always I read you are busy busy like bee!
    One blogger pulled me back to one of my great passions: textiles, embroidery, etc. I have planned to make a 'biscornu' with 5 points and will use a pretty bee cross stitch pattern for the top 5 pieces. A different one than the one I sent you.
    Heavy thunderstorms here on the lakes, summer coming to an end.
    Happy weekend!

  17. Well Hi!
    Love your blog and after snooping a bit I see you may be in Selma, the Raisin Capitol of the World?! My hometown. Saw your Pinterest pic of the old Selma swimming I'm considerably older than you...I remember swim lessons there back in the 60's. Still have family there. So miss your weather! Anyway, your blog is sweet and I will be following. Thanks for sharing. Kari


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