I got all of these hankies in one lot for less than a fiver, which I was pretty pleased with. Some have a couple of tiny marks but mostly they are in great condition. I particularly love the ones with little bits of hand embroidery.
Now what to do with them? I really like this simple but striking method of displaying them, originally featured in House and Homes June 2010 issue. The frames used in this picture are apparently album artwork frames from Urban Outfitters. They look like the perfect shape, but at £12 each I'd bankrupt myself pretty fast! Currently buy one get one half price, so not too bad I guess, but still will probably have to be more of a long term project. Something like this £4.29 frame in Ikea might be a good compromise.
Image via Poppytalk.
I also really like this tutorial from the Martha Stewart website which shows you how to make sweet decorative cushions out of pretty hankies.
And how cute is this handmade vintage handkerchief bedspread? You can find it one Etsy here. I'm tempted to have a go at making my own. Would need another 20 or so hankies though!
There are quite a lot of handkerchief bunting examples about, but the dreamiest picture I came across was the one below, found here. Is it wrong that my main motivation for getting married would be the decorative opportunities..?