Friday, January 27, 2012

Vintage Hankie Line


My kitchen is far from the dream I have envisioned for it, so I have been inventing little ways to pep it up with cheer until I can paint it Aqua Glow this summer.


 This project has been brewing in my head for years, but finally came to fruition a couple Saturday evenings ago while hubby was away at his Fantasy Football team's award ceremony. This year, his fantasy team sadly came in last place which means he gets to keep the toilet award in our home for the whole of the coming year! *shudder*

Anyway... back to happier things.
I chose a cheery assortment from my collection of vintage hankies and then laid them out in a pleasing pattern of colors. To make it span the full length of the back door, I cut each hankie in half with pinking shears before pinning them up in repeating pattern along the line of vintage bias tape I had tacked up previously with clear thumbtacks. Every other hankie was either pinned with one of the all ready hammered thumbtacks or clipped up with a clothespin from the new Shabby Chic line for the Michael's dollar bins. 


It is always such a highly satisfying feeling to finally make a project that has been swirling around in one's brain for ever so long an actual reality. *happy sigh*

Now for some tea and cookies!

9 comments:

  1. OMG what a wonderful, happy and colourful blog!!! :))

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  2. I have nominated you for a 'Blog Award' you can read more about it here: http://inthesky1.blogspot.com/2012/01/birthday-bloggie-and-blog-awards-yeah.html
    I hope you have fun with it! :)

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  3. OH HOW CUTE AURORA......I LOVE VINTAGE HANKIES....
    I STILL HAVE SOME WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL.....I THINK THEY LOOK LOVELY......YOUR COLOR FOR YOUR KITCHEN SOUNDS PRETTY.......RIZZI

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  4. I'm most impressed with the fact that you had a collection of vintage hankies!

    The toilet award - I can only guess at how beautiful that must look.. Anyway, I think you should crochet a cover for it...

    cheers
    Fi

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  5. What a lovely idea ,simple and very afective ,i love it xx

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  6. Oh hon it is soooooo pretty! What a fabulous idea. Enjoy!

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  7. This came out so pretty! Those hankies are gorgeous!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  8. What a lovely idea for the kitchen! You have such a pretty selection of vintage hankies. I just love the old floral vintage hankies, I have put a few in some embroidery hoops and hung them in front of one of my windows..they look quite nice with the sun shining through. If I find some more, I may give this idea a go as well :)

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