If you have become familiar with Noelle and me through Create & Decorate magazine, blog, and/or Facebook, then you have a good idea of how much we love to go junking. The quirky items we find inspire creativity, evoke fond memories, and decorate our homes. A recent garage sale find was the sweet little handmade handkerchief below. We are sharing a partial scan of the piece, rather than a photograph, so that you may view the embroidery at it’s best.
Although I do not know the origin of this embroidered handiwork (yet!), I did find out from the woman that sold it to me, that her grandmother’s name is one of those embroidered. Why in the world would she sell this piece? (I am such a hoarder that I have a difficult time understanding the cleaning out process.)
We thought the idea of embroidering signatures would make a lovely keepsake for a bride. Have the guests at the engagement party, or bridal shower sign their names on a new handkerchief, and embroider it in time for her to carry it down the aisle with her bouquet. Although I am pretty sure the mother of the bride will need the handkerchief more than the bride will!