Saturday, August 30, 2008
I was inspired by Dawn Edmondson over at The Feathered Nest in her recent post regarding all of the beautiful hand-stitched and embroidered linens she has accumulated. What loveliness ,there is in the details and fine workmanship. I decided to pull out some of my "pretties", the handkerchief collection that was left to me by my mother.
Mama was born in the early part of the 20th Century when Southern ladies were expected to always carry a clean handkerchief with them wherever they went. Over the years she collected quite a few...Look at the beautiful trim of hand-embroidered violets above. Isn't it lovely?
Hand-wrought lace...Just looking at this makes one feel like slowing down and having more feminine movements...and putting on perfume.
Above are some homemade hankies.
Kleenex is handy and sanitary, but it doesn't make one feel beautiful. Whenever I tuck away one of Mama's "pretties" the whole world seems a much more gracious place.