Looking at these handkerchiefs all freshly washed and crisply ironed I am reminded of their place throughout history.
There was a time when one would never leave the house without a freshly pressed hankie in one's pocket. A hankie was more than just a tissue, it was seen as an item of fashion and, particularly after the war, an extension of the self.
It is interesting to see the progression of beautiful vintage designs. Did you know that when dresses were somewhat plain and all one colour, a decorative hankie in a bright floral was thought to bring style and elegance ?
What about that hankie that was strategically dropped, only to be retried by an attractive suitor ?
What about the hankie that was handed to a teary lady which was lovingly hand embroidered with initials ?
I have accepted the mission of single handedly bringing the vintage hankie back into the world. LOL
You may remember that I am also on a mission to single handedly bring back the tea towel
and the air pot.
Phew, this world changing stuff is hard work...... any takers for continuing the crusade of bringing back the hankie, the tea-towel and air pot ?