I'm old enough to remember the beautifully embroidered and crocheted linen
days before the mass production of paper tissue (Kleenex).
I have a small collection of vintage embroidered/crocheted handkerchiefs...some from my childhood and others that belonged to my Mother-in-law.
|Vintage Embroidered Hankies|
|Isn't this beautiful!|
|Look at how tiny these stitches are!|
|Isn't the red embroidered one unique?|
|I love, love these beautiful hankies!|
|The flowered pattern one on the right with the blue edging is different...isn't it?|
As pretty as these hankies were, if you had a serious cold, they just didn't do the job.
My Mother, who was a working woman in the 1950s, wouldn't let us kids stay home from school unless we had a fever. So, I went to school with some serious head colds. I remember taking my Dad's large white men's handkerchief to grade school for one particularly bad cold. I also remember being pretty miserable that day.
I crochet (with yarn) but I don't think I could crochet with thread and hook this tiny. Just imagine the work involved in crocheting the teeny, tiny stitches in each of these hankies.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage linens!
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Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show of Your Cottage Monday