Saturday, October 15, 2016


I collect, buy and sell handkerchiefs and aprons.  Most of mine are purchased at church rummage sales, peoples garage sales, estates, barns sales, etc.

Sometimes I get some beautiful hankies that have holes, edges are giving, large age spots, etc.  They are beautiful hankies, but I can't put them on to sell.  Most have flowers, but some have initials, hearts, and I don't know what all. Does anyone do craft work that could use these?  I hate to just throw them out.

Also, I have lots of hankies like the above picture,  that have beautiful handmade crochet or other craft edges.  They are in excellent condition, but they don't sell.  I have put many of them on to sell and people just don't buy them for some reason.

I also have some of the hankies like that picture of above with age spots, holes, etc.  Could someone use them?

I prefer to send them in the U.S. only because of the cost of postage.  I just want to give them away.  If you want to pay postage - fine.  If you can't that's okay, too.  Just want them to get good homes where they will used and enjoyed.

Also, if you have any vintage handkerchiefs or aprons that you would like to sell, I would be interested.  Contact me at

Hope we can find homes for some of these.  I still have to go through and get all the damages ones out.



Tom said...

Perhaps they could be used in quilts.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

That's a good idea.


Bonnie said...

I left you an email with 3 photo ideas of crafts using the hankies. Bonnie

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Bonnie,
I saw them. Thank you so much.


Merilyn said...

It's a shame people don't use hankies anymore, they are such nice personal items, I guess the box of tissues is just too easy and disposable these days........when I was younger I used to love to crochet lace around the edges of linen hankies, I also used to decorate my bedroom dresser with folded hankies, they reminded me of my grandmother.....I don't use them because I don't want to get them dirty.....silly isn't it.....I hope you find some ways of using these little delights in your craft!!!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Merilyn,
Yes, it is a shame people don't use hankies like we use to. I have some hankies that I don't use. I keep them because they are pretty. There are lots of people that collect hankies now.

I knew a lady once that use to use hankies to make clothes for dolls with.