28 April 2014

The Hundred Hankerchiefs









That clever blog post title came from my daughter.  She doesn't really have a hundred handkerchiefs, but one of her all time favorite books was The Hundred Dresses.  In that book, the protagonist draws her hundred dresses.







My daughter has a collection of vintage handkerchiefs and Anthro aprons, and we wanted to find a fun way to display them! We didn't draw, but we made a skirt out of vintage handkerchiefs for her dress form by layering them with drapery hooks to create a skirt.








Sara's Photo
We added clothing, accessories, jewelry, and a scarf we already had, but were not wearing to make a stylish ensemble for her.















According to my daughter, she either doesn't like her dress, or she is overjoyed.
















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84 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable.

    I envy her handkerchief collection. My sister has no idea what happened to my mother's collection.

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  2. I just love this! So creative! Those handkerchiefs...you have inspired me to start collecting! Or making! ;) xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. They usually are really inexpensive: a dollar or two, sometimes less. xoxo

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  3. It's so fun to be creative... Love your creativity here.
    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore, for the sweet visit and compliment. xoxo

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  4. Such and cute and cleaver idea! I love it!! I so remember my grandmother's beautiful handkerchiefs! I do have a few tuck away someWHERE....

    Lee

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  5. It turned out lovely. I also love the camée and the watch necklace you used.

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  6. Very pretty, Su! What a lovely skirt they make, too!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy, for your visit and sweet comment. xoxo

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  7. Very, very cute! I think I got rid of all my hankies...
    Brenda

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  8. What a cute idea! That daughter of yours has some pretty cool collections!

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  9. Tell your daughter that was a great title! I can't wait to show my daughter this post because she also has a dress form that she styles. My mom died last year and she had a huge collection of handkerchiefs, from all over the world. We put them in a basket and let each person who wanted to take one home. It is a beautiful memory.

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    1. Thank you, Cottage by the Sea. That is a beautiful memory. xoxo

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  10. How cute is that?!?! What a wonderful way to display that collection. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, NanaDiana. It was fun to do. xoxo

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  11. Absolutely love those photos! The hankies are wonderful. I've always enjoyed the ones my mom had. So sweet!

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    1. Thank you, Cranberry Morning. She also has some that came from my great grandmother too, but we didn't hang them on the form.

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  12. This is so fun and artistic! You and your daughter are definitely designers :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie, for the sweet compliment. You are right; we had fun! xoxo

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  13. Very cool and artsy! Love all the handkerchiefs and this is definitely a great way to display them.

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  14. So sweet. Very fun indeed and so creative. :-)

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  15. Love the mannequin! Such a great idea to display pretty handkerchiefs! :)

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for your sweet comment. xoxo

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  16. Now that looks like a very enjoyable mother-daughter project with beautiful results ...fun post! :)

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  17. Boho-sweet! What a beautiful skirt and a great memory you created together.

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    1. Thank you, Eleni, for your visit and sweet comment. xoxo

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  18. Aww thanks so much for being my follower! You made my day! Yuppie!!! :))

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  19. Oh so pretty! I just love the vintage look. Great job!

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  20. Fun idea, and so many vintage pretties!!! Love!
    xo,
    Lin

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  21. A lovely way to display the vintage handkerchief collection. You both must have had a fun time. I have boxes of my mother's handkerchiefs that were kept without using them. I shall have to get them out and appreciate them more as they are so pretty and delicate.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Yes, it was fun :) She has some more from her great great grandmother, but she kept them in the triangle box. They are so pretty. xoxo

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  22. SU this is incredible! It has so much visual appeal, it is a true work of art. The handkerchief collection is delightful and having them on display in such a way as to enhance your decor is inspired! Amazing...

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    1. Thank you, Dana, for your compliment and encouragement. xoxo

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  23. I love this, what a fabulous idea and way to showcase these gorgeous vintage hankies. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  24. So creative. Love this.

    Hugs from here

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  25. This is so darling! I simply love it :) Have a beautiful Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie, for your sweet visit. xoxo

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  26. what a great idea! I always wonder what to do with mine. You styled a really fun dress. All of the details go so perfectly together.

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  27. That is the cutest! I'd never take it apart! Love the mask above the form- what a great idea!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. She really likes how it turned out. xoxo

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  28. Like mother like daughter....both very creative!
    Happy Wednesday, Anita xo

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  29. Of course she's overjoyed! What a lovely creation. I would totally wear that skirt!

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  30. How clever - and gorgeous!!! I absolutely love the colors! What a fabulous way to display all those hankies! Thanks so much for visiting my studio in the making!
    Donna

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    1. Thank you, Donna, for the sweet visit and complement. We had a lot of fun with the color! xoxo

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  31. I love old hankies!! so old fashioned, so feminine, so LADYLIKE. I love vintage aprons too! I have a small collection. Mine are on posts on the kitchen wall. Most of them are childrens aprons

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    1. Thank you, Beach Gypsy. Aprons would be so cute displayed in the kitchen! xoxo

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  32. Thank you, Beach Gypsy. Aprons would be so cute displayed in the kitchen! xoxo

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  33. What a pretty collection. I want a real skirt like this, it's so pretty.

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  34. I think she is overjoyed! That is a magical looking dress of handkerchiefs. I feel like there should be a children's story to go along with this creation, it is so sweet!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I think she is overjoyed too! You are welcome to write a story. You are so clever! xoxo

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  35. Back to let you know you will be featured on Friday!

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  36. That is so pretty and very clever! I wish my daughter would dress her dress form. Must show her this...

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    1. Thank you, Vee, some how I missed your sweet comment. xoxo

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  37. Adorable, simply adorable! Great idea to use my oh so many hankies! Don't take this as a bribe (but it kinda is), but if you share this at Sunday's Best (open now) I'll feature you new week too. seriously, something this creative needs to be shared! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy, that's so sweet of you and such a nice complement. xoxo

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  38. Love the handkerchief dress. How wonderfully creative!

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  39. Ok this just blew my mind - who would think of that ?
    Your daughter is just as amazing as her Mama I see !
    Too pretty for words - I may just have to be on the look out for hankerchiefs now
    ( and maybe it's because I'm tired - but where the heck does the word HANKERCHIEF come from?)
    A Chief that hankered after bits of cloth? LOL
    XOXO

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  40. Wow! So creative! I saw your hankies at a link party and thought this was a dress!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Hi, T'onna. I just saw this! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and visit.

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