It's Shameless Commerce Tuesday, and with Valentine's Day only a month away, I decided to feature this pretty hearts and flowers vintage handkerchief from my vintage Etsy shop, Aunt Pheba's Vintage.
This handkerchief belonged to my Great Aunt Dot. I always loved looking at all the pretty hankies she kept in a special box.
I must have been 4 or 5 years old when I wrote my name on her handkerchief box, because once I started school, I no longer made backwards N's.
Although I've saved some of her hankies to give to family members, there are several more from her collection listed at Aunt Pheba's Vintage. Vintage hankies could be used as pretty liners for gift baskets or photo props, given as gifts, or used as a green alternative to disposable tissues.
I remember Aunt Dot as an "old maid" who lived with her bachelor brother, my Great Uncle Martin. Aunt Dot collected Royal Copenhagen plates and pretty hankies, and made cookies with date filling. (I wasn't fond of dates.) I wish I had known her in her younger days, when she was a happy and somewhat eccentric milliner.