Saturday, May 15, 2010

Yard Sale Finds

Look what I got!
I went to an estate sale yesterday just because they mentioned vintage handkerchiefs.  I'm a real sucker for linens...hankies, table linens, doilies, name it, I love textiles!   The lady said they were from 50-cents to $1.00 each, but as she was counting, I'm guessing she just got tired of counting, so she said "oh, just give me $5.00".   Yes ma'am!!!   I'm wishing now I'd just grabbed up the whole table full of hankies! (giggle)
So, after washing 'em all I put 'em in a basket.  Cool, eh?    I'm saving up a bunch to make a hankie quilt.   I used to dress up paper dolls with them.  If I can find a picture of one I used to do, I'll share.   

I keep telling myself that's what I'll do, but I haven't been able to bring myself to actually commit to using the hankies that way!  LOL

Anyway, just wanted to share my joy with you! 


  1. I love vintage hankies too! My grandma passed several on to me and I carried one at my wedding - it was so special. They look so pretty in the basket! Great find!

  2. I love vintage hankies also. They are really pretty. Great find.

  3. Those are beautiful! I came home with a faux fireplace last week that I am so smitten over.

  4. Those hankies are so cute! Please post what you are going to do with them- I have some passed down from my grandma too that I really don't know what do do with:)

  5. Great find! I'm jealous LOL.


  6. AWESOME! sure was your day :)

  7. Oh gosh, Jeanette! I love vintage hankies too, and was collecting them at one time to make a hankie quilt. I had tons of hankies, but never made the quilt. I sold a lot of them at one of my garage sales...wish I had known you then, I would have given them to you! I did keep some - especially the ones with tatted edges - so perhaps I'll have to include one with your "special package" once I actually get it done! :o|



  8. I ♥ your handkerchiefs! I received a blog award today and now I'm passing it along to you for your adorable, charming blog! Come check out the details here:

    Thanks, Jeanette, for the inspiration! ♥ Laurie at Scene of the Grime

  9. Score! I think a quilt out them would be beautiful.

  10. Very cool - we need to get together for shopping...

  11. I love vintage hankies. My dear Aunt Ida always carried a hankie. I am fortunate to have several of her hankies.

  12. Oh wow you lucky girl!!! I would have had to do that "calm thing" where you act like, Oh okay.. then screamed that happy joyful scream once out of earshot. What a fantastic find. I love vintage hankies and doilies and have never gotten a deal like this one. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Oh my goodness - those are GORGEOUS!!! What a wonderful find!!!

    :-D robelyn

  14. They're lovely, what a find! Popping over from Blogfrog to say Hi!

  15. Oh what pretty hankies, I would love to see a hankie quilt!!! I wanted to thank you for visiting our blog, and entering our giveaway. I love your site, and tried to join as a follower but it didn't work, I'll try again later. Blessings~~~Daphne

  16. They look cute just like that in the basket.


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