These wonderful 1940s colors of light lime green with lilac, a maroon-ish brown and Kelly green are printed on a remarkably soft white cotton. The subject matter is dogwood branches and flowers

This measures 12.5” x 12.75”

The hem is machine stitched.

This has been freshly laundered and is in excellent condition, ready to carry, or to gift.

Over the years, we’ve compiled this list of ideas for vintage hankies; you could display them:

*framed in clear acrylic clip frames.

*stretched over a square painters canvas (can use double sided tape to hold them in place).

*arrange down the center of a buffet or dining table for a shower or tea or luncheon

*arrange a group of them above a bed to create a headboard.

*as bunting on a string or satin ribbon to decorate for baby (pastel) or bridal (white) showers. If you do this
with little wooden clothes pins rather than sewing them, they can be taken apart and used individually
again, it’s nice to gift them to the new mother or bride-to-be.

*sewn onto pillows, t-shirts, the front of a little girl’s overalls

They could be sewn into quilts, sachets, tablecloths, or potholders, but we prefer that be done with damaged or flawed hankies rather than perfect ones.

Wrap small gifts with them.

They make terrific stocking stuffers.

Tie them onto your ponytail, belt loop, or purse

Tie them to your suitcase handle so you can identify your suitcase at the airport.

Tuck them into any birthday, get well or holiday card.

We've included a couple images of these ideas done by others. This is for a single hanky only.

We do discount for multiple item purchase orders, and combine to reduce shipping.

Brown, Green, Maroon, Purple, White

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1940s Vintage Novelty Print Dogwood Handkerchief Hanky


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