My treasure today I guess reflects the era in which I grew up. The fact that my Grandfather was a Methodist minister meant that I spent a lot of time in my early years going to church. The question that always preceded the exit out the front door was "Have you got a clean hankie?" So that's my treasure today....my little collection of hankies. Handkerchiefs or 'hankies' as they were known were very important back then. You even got little boxed sets of them or gorgeous handmade hand crocheted ones for your birthday. You received them as a momento from travels afar.They were good in a crisis (tissues just don't hold up nearly as well) they saved your nose from offending odours by dabbing a little scent on to them to be sniffed if this unseemly circumstance should arise. You could wrap them around a cut finger.They could add flair to some drama by being flipped and flapped in the air to make a point. But the thing I loved the best was that some were just so pretty and real works of art.
So I guess I would have to say I was a 'hankie' girl as I am sure a lot of girls of my vintage are or were. I am constantly on the search for a vintage hankie box...you know the type made from beautiful floral cards covered in hard plastic and crocheted together to make a hexagon box with a lid with a tassel. I know it's out there some where waiting for me. I am linking up to MELODY to share my treasure today. Why don't you pop over for a visit too.
Some other very exciting news is my lovely blogging friend DONNA from Donna's Lavender Nest has released her very first quilt design and it is very cute and I have a peek. Pop over to her very sweet blog and check it out. Well done to you Donna.
Hope your day is going well.
Blessings Michelle xx