Tissue... I Don't Even Know You Pretty Hankie
I received this clever and CUTE hankie/hanky/handkerchief what do you call it? in the mail a few days ago. It's from a seller on etsy, Miss Crafty2 who has some of these in a few different hanky designs. When I saw it I had to buy it if just to keep as a pretty Christmas decoration. Can you read the poem on the tag she wrote? (Click the image to enlarge it.)
Recently I've been looking online for hankies and have found so many gorgeous new and vintage ones for sale. It's also sentimental to find the vintage children's hankies with older designs before electronics and Big Brother began taking control.
The artwork on some of the art deco boxes just wants to leap into my shopping cart, but I have to be strong and resist. Some of the box covers would look great framed, and the hankie, too.
Such a little thing, the hanky, a servant and a thing of beauty at the same time. It's also handy when needed.
If it wasn't an ick factor, would you prefer a hanky or a paper tissue for everyday use? Do you have any heirloom hankies such as from a wedding or shower?