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What do you do with your hankies? Mom & I used to make hankie bonnets for babies but I kinda like the grown up look too.

Over the years, we've made hankie blankies and hankie pillows. The old roses are always so pretty, it's a shame to hide them away in a drawer!

Somebody repurposed these hankies to make this darling apron, which has since been repurposed as a curtain in my mudroom.

This one hangs in the store. Donated by a gal who's grandma lived in the days when a man and wife had separate bedrooms. Grams left a hankie on grandpa's pillow if she was accepting company that night.

I hardly ever use hankies for their intended purpose but God has a place for those tears anyhow.

You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book? When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.

Check out all the hanky panky participants HERE. Thank you to Little Pink Studio and Sugar Sugar for hosting!!

Sunday Note: Because the Bible says that honoring the Sabbath is sign of the covenant between God and us - forever, I take Sundays as a day of rest. To honor Him, my Sunday posts are prepared the day before and any questions or orders that come through on Sundays will be responded to on Monday. Thank you so much for visiting.


  1. Good morning;
    Having a pillow made of hankies is one way to make sure that you don't get ♪"Tears on My Pillow"♫

    Very lovely indeed.

  2. Polly, I love the story about your Gram leaving her hankie on Grandpa's pillow! That is so sweet. I was looking at my apron last night and thought it would be a pretty curtain and I see you've already done that with yours. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What an amazing collection of hankies. Of course, the apron is my favorite. I'm impressed! My vintage hanky apron show & tell is up. Do stop by. I'll even fix you a plate of my Just Peachy Cobbler. :D

    For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

    PS- Love the story behind Grams!

  4. I adore the Hankie Apron used as a curtain. It is sheer and delicate looking. A feminine touch for a mud room, indeed. :-) Rosie

  5. THe hankies are wonderful. I have always loved them. As a Christmas gift, I received a box of vintage hankies. I think I will have my hand at making a pillow with some of them. They are great! Love your blog and how giving you are with the free blog banners. It's refreshing to find people like you.

  6. Such a pretty post, love the pillow idea! Beautiful blog - thanks for sharing!

  7. That hanky pillow is gorgeous! I agree, it's a shame to put them away. I got to be better at getting mine out!

  8. Oh! I love the hankie-apron curtain!!

  9. What pretty hankies and so many great ways to repurpose them.

  10. I love your pillow, too. So sweet!

  11. My Dad send my mom a hankie in every letter he sent while in the war... I think there are about 24 of them..... I am putting them together in a quilt....... I have started but going slow to make sure it is beautiful when finished.. I will take a picture one day of all the pieces...... sorry about the Holindaise hangover...... Yeap that calls for a day on the sofa.......


  12. Hi Polly~

    I am in love with your beautiful hanky pillow! After seeing such great ideas today, I am so inspired to make one of my own!

    Thanks for sharing,

  13. Hi Polly...Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love that hanky pillow, and the apron used as a curtain! Have a good day...My best, Katie

  14. great hankies today!! just lovley!!!

  15. Wow - what wonderful ideas! That pillow is adorable!

  16. i LOVE that hanky pillow! any chance it's for sale??? =) debbie

  17. These are beautiful! Love your blog and Thank you for the free banner! I used the cameo is a little off kilter when I uploaded it to my blog but thats o.k.! I'm SURE I didn't do it right! I'll be back again!

  18. Beautiful ideas! I always wonder what to do with hankies, these are wonderful ideas, thank you!

  19. I adore that hankie pillow! I also love that your Grandma would put a hankie on your Grandpa's pillow if she was accepting company!! That is the sweetest thing!
    ~Cerri xoxo

  20. Well, I can't think of anything that I don't LOVE about your blog. I'm so happy to find you.
    Pam <><

  21. I forgot to say that I'm listing you in my favorites right now.
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

  22. Hi Polly - thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sharing your kerchiefs! Lovely to meet you :) I really adore the cushion made from the hankys - very pretty indeed. Have beautiful day. Nikki

  23. I love the pillow. I had a quilt made of hankies (commercially made) but I loved it so much! It was just my favorite thing for years! All the best,


  24. Love, love love the hankies apron curtain. Think i'll make that. Thanx for the ideas...

  25. The pillow and curtain are just lovely. Thanks for mentioning the blue and white issue of Victoria. I'll watch for it. I swoon over that one. I'm glad it's back in publication.

  26. Oh Polly, I love that pillow! This last Christmas I tucked a hankie in with each gift for my girlfriends. I had so much fun picking just the perfect ones for each girl. There's something very girly romantic about them :)


  27. Hi, pop over to my blog and see how I used your free blog banner, I love it! Thank you so much! It is so wonderful of you to share with me, I really don't know much about blogs. Trying to figure it all out, still don't know how to do the background like everyone has! Sigh...
    Love the vintage apron curtain, very sweet! Have a great day today,
    Donna Lynn

  28. Love the creative use of hankies ! Karen at Ciderantiques

  29. Oh how I love the hankie pillow! The apron curtain is very clever as well!! xo suzanne duda

  30. Oh my stars, I cannot believe I found you!! The Ele of abitofpinkheaven had you on her blog and I clicked of course. I, too, struggle with blogging on sundays. I commend you for your decision.

    Do you exchange blogs with other people who you don't know. If so, I'd love putting you on mine and doing a post about sunday blogging......uhhhh, not on sunday though!

  31. Your hankies are lovely. Thanks for sharing. I'm having fun with the Show and Tell Sunday!


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