More Thrift Shop art: Nice frame with old faded picture removed, vintage damask place mat for background, and vintage handkerchief folded origami style into a sweet vintage-style dress!

One of the only things I took from my Great Aunt Betty's apartment after she died were some of her vintage handkerchiefs. She had stacks of them because she grew up in a time when people actually used handkerchiefs and more than anything else in her home these remind me of her. My own tastes lean modern so for now I'm just going to hold onto them (perhaps I'll try actually using them), but if you, too, have a similar collection and favor a vintage vibe in your home, here are some ...

Achoo! Vintage Handkerchiefs As Decor

Paper doll hankies in display box.  These handkerchiefs are embroidered and form the dress.

Paper doll hankies in display box. These handkerchiefs are embroidered and form the dress.

Hanky Dresses I made with vintage hankies. Sweetheart gifts.  Folded & ironed to perfection then sewn as miniature dresses.

Hanky Dresses I made with vintage hankies. Folded & ironed to perfection then sewn as miniature dresses.

Cute to tuck inside a bridal shower invitation OR as a favor at one!

Just-a-mere: Little Hanky Dresses *instructions and pic of bodice template and how to make the hanger

Vintage handkerchiefs ~ great way to use up the good parts of torn or damaged vintage linen

for JENNI: Vintage handkerchiefs ~ great way to use up the good parts of torn or damaged vintage linen

Vintage Hankie Dresses - colorful Antique & Vintage Sewing Finds, Patterns, Fabric, Projects www.rubylane.com @rubylanecom

Vintage Hankie Dresses displayed on wee wire hangers. Have also seen one lightly adhered to a special greeting card

Framed Origami Dress Hankie Tutorial | Bumblebee Linens

Framed Origami Dress Hankie Tutorial

Fold your WEDDING HANKIE into a dress, frame it and you have a sweet memento of the day, and a nice way to save that hankie!

I collect vintage hankies, and today I found this wood folding screen at the thrift store with the photo glass inserts missing, it was only five bucks, woohoo!...so in place of the glass inserts, I put some of my hankies instead. :)

I collect vintage hankies, and today I found this wood folding screen at the thrift store with the photo glass inserts missing, it was only five bucks, woohoo!so in place of the glass inserts, I put some of my hankies instead.

Hankie Lore...I love hankie and always carry one with me.

Hankie lore - Hankies were necessary in the My mom would tie school milk money and Sunday offering money in my hankies and tuck them deep into my pockets.

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