Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wonderful idea for using vintage hankies

I haven't been able to get near the computer for awhile. Hubby had some medical tests done at the Veteran's Administration yesterday. They found a mild heart problem so what was suppose to be a short visit ended up being hours long. I'll explain more later.

I received an e-mail from Debra (who won the Dayspring give away) telling me she'd purchased one of the Dayspring trays and that she'd put a vintage hankie under the glass. As I wrote her back, that was a brilliant idea!

So I swiped it. :)

I couldn't make up my mine which of the five vintage hankies I own would work. So I used all of them.

The picture in the last post is of the lavender silk flower arrangement I purchased at a garage sale a couple years ago. My wallpaper in my dining area was already lavender when I moved in and since I love that color, I've used it a lot since then.

Still working on the book and film list...

My this post is choppy but I'm on my way out the door so I can't edit so you will have to read sentences that go on and on and on. :)


Lyndee said...

My gramma used pretty cloth hankies and on a rainy day I would spread them out and look at the pretty patterns. Your blog reminded me of a time in my life when I didn't have to be super responsible and on top of a situation and could just enjoy a simple activity. My current situation is very demanding and assaultive even at times so reflecting on this brought a desire to find small moments to do simple diversions as well as pray.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty idea! Live the pillow the tray rests on too :) I saw somewhere where ladies used these hankies as napkins at a ladies luncheon. And one in the tray that held the scones. Jody

Vee said...

We'll forgive you a choppy post considering all that's on your plate right now. The vintage hanky idea is inspired. It takes a smart gal to recognize what another smart gal has done!

scrappy quilter said...

What a cute idea. I save hankies...want to make a quilt at some point with them.

Hope everything works our for your hubby.

Clif said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving comments. My father was diagnosed as manic depressive but I don't think during the 40's they did anything but confine. I have a niece who is bipolar. I want to mention a book to you that I think is the best on the subject of manic depression. It's AN UNQUIET MIND by Kay Redfield Jamison. Because of my father, I found this to be one of the best books I have ever read....P.S.Evidently I don't read your blog often enough. LOL What do you mean when you say you are still working on the book?

Peggy. said...

Love this idea!