Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vintage Handkerchief Charms

One of my very favorite vintage treasures are the dainty handkerchiefs from days gone by.  I adore everything about these little beauties.  Their soft delicate colors, the darling trim that adorns the edges, the charming embroidery--some with initials others with sweet flowers. Even though these little treasures aren't used often in todays world, I still find them to be enchanting.  I have purchased many from estate sales and flea markets and my collection still grows.  It seemed a shame to keep them hidden from view in their storage boxes.  So I came up with the idea to fashion tiny pieces of some of my favorites into soldered charms.  I wanted to share a few with you tonight that I just completed for my etsy shop.  Each featuring a vintage handkerchief on one side and a sweet sentiment on the other.  A nice keepsake from the past.....

11 comments:

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

Oh my gosh!!! You are KIDDING me! These are so cute it is ridiculous! Totally going on my wish list. What a brilliant idea!

Scrap for Joy said...

This batch of charms is so perfect for Mother's Day! Your pictures are gorgeous, too!
xoxo

heidi said...

Beutiful charms! I've been working on a batch, but just haven't had the time to solder yet! I'm donating some to an fundraiser auction for a friend with cancer, so I need to get them finished! I've put pieces of lace in some, nothing else, just lace and that's always pretty, too! I agree with Joyce, your charms of yours are PERFECT for Mother's Day gifts! Hugs, Heidi

Country Dreaming said...

As the last picture says...SWEET!
They are way too cute.

Melinda

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

These turned out just darling!!!
Thank you for your prayers regarding my mom. She had the "cement" procedure done today. It looks good so far. Time will tell.
Take care,
Mary Lou

Becca said...

I love vintage hankies. Thanks to my lady friends my collection is also growing. This is such a cute way to display them. I agree, it is a shame to keep them tucked away.

Mimi Sue said...

I surely do love each one of those charms. LOVE them! Mimi

Deb said...

These are so pretty. I'm keeping them in mind upcoming b'days. etc..

GardenofDaisies said...

these charms are lovely!!

For the Love of Laundry said...

I love your pendants and just took a class on soldering yesterday. I'm mentioning you in my blog today! :) Hop on over...I could definitely use some good tips.

Eulouise said...

These are beautiful. Are the "surrounds" made by soldering or can you buy these? Thanks or the inspiration.

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