Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Delicately Pretty

I found these in a charity shop yesterday -

 
Four little fabric 11 " squares - I think they are probably handkerchiefs. I have a feeling that they are vintage.  They are not cotton, but I'm not sure what sort of fabric they are - they are very thin and feel quite silky, but ... hmm!  Any suggestions? 

 
Three of them have the most beautiful patterns and colours.

 
But my favourite is this one - a souvenir from the Channel Islands with lots of little scenic pictures.

 
 
They were only 20p each, and I absolutely love them - so ladylike and delicate!

 
Love, Liz

25 comments:

Kestrel said...

So pretty! What a great find.

A Treasured Past said...

They are gorgeous Liz. Love the Channel Isles one too. I bought a french souvenir hanky on our trip to Lyme Regis, I think I paid 30 pounds, so that is a great buy.

Marjorie said...

They are probably silk or rayon. Very pretty. I love old hankies.

Kylie said...

I love the souvenir hanky too Liz. I bet the others are Italian. I bought a box full of at a fete a couple of years ago. They look very similar and are made of silk. I think they date from the 70's. Are you going to make anything with yours?

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh I love the Channel Isles one too. Yes, like Kylie, I'm wondering whether you're going to make anything with them. xx

Ashley cramp said...

Hello, They are lovely! - they cou;ld be 'tricel' a vintage synthetic ?? its labeled on lots of my silky old scarved - probably a bit like what we would call viscose?
bestest Daisy j x

Tangled Sweetpea said...

So pretty!
Victoria xx

Mrs. H said...

Oooh Liz they are gorgeous, I especially like the Channel Islands one too.

: )

Shortbread and Ginger said...

I really don't know what I am going to do with them. Part of a cushion, perhaps? What would you do with them?
Liz

Paulette said...

I love them too, especially the one from the Channel Islands.

Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

They are so sweet. There are lots of vintage hanky ideas on Pinterest and I've seen lovely bunting made from them.

Unknown said...

Those are really pretty, dee x

Anonymous said...

They are incredibly pretty, I Love old handkercheifs and much more decorative to have rather then a screwed up bit of tissue xx

Vix said...

They are so pretty, great finds! x

Anonymous said...

They are lovely, treasures of days gone by...could be silk or Rayon
Great find
Thea x

June said...

They are really pretty. I would go for cushions. That way you don't have to cut into them which would be a tragedy.
June

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I really love them, they patterns are so delicate!

Ruth Kelly said...

Very pretty. They remind me of dainty handkerchiefs.

OP SHOP MAMA said...

GReat find.. I am quite into finding old hankies right now. I thought I might literally tie them together and make some summer bunting..
Love the souveneir one.

vintage grey said...

Very pretty! Love the colors on the first two!! xo Heather

sky-blu-pink said...

Lovely lovely! I was thinking a cushion, too, or even a curtain panel if you collect some more.....

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Great finds! I especially love the Channel Isles one, too...so pretty! Thanks so much for stopping by, Liz!

Bijou Sugar-Socks said...

so delicate and pretty!

Annie Cholewa said...

Ooh, pretties. Could they be a polycotton? A lot of old printed hankies were, my Mum has a heap of them.

Kelly Jackson said...

They are so beautiful, Liz. I know exactly the fabric you mean, a thin, almost gauzy material - silk, perhaps?