1920's Antique Satin Hanky (corner)

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    Be sure to see the large size, the details are stunning. Another antique store score. It's a quite large, rose colored satin hanky trimmed in ecru lace. In each corner is this ribbon/lace/flowers motif. It is in very bad shape altogether - serious stains too- but this was the best looking corner. It also has a few silk ribbon flowers (u-gather type) along the edges but most are very frayed. I'll try to get a detail of one of those later.. Anyway, somebody worked their butt off to make this and must have felt very proud to carry it.

    1. Fingers Inc 72 months ago | reply

      Oh my goodness ! I absolutely love this !
      stains and all. The ribbon itself is awesome, but then with the lace and the edging between the hanky and the lace. You are right about someone working very hard to make this spectacular. What a great score. Luck you !

    2. Genteel Poverty 72 months ago | reply

      Thank you! I'm so glad there are people who can appreciate things like this- people who don't say, "what do you want that nasty old thing for??" LOL!

    3. cassandra204 72 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous piece !

    4. crowolf 71 months ago | reply

      This is so gorgeous. The ribbon is my favorite detail. I hear "why do you want that" a lot too.

    5. skblanks 71 months ago | reply

      oh my goodness, this hanky case is just stunning!!!! I love everything about it, especially the couching of the ribbon!

    6. Heather Kowalski 71 months ago | reply

      oh my gosh.... amazing!!

    7. MOVED TO flickr.com/photos/underthepyramids/ 64 months ago | reply

      Oh ! I could never blow my nose in this !
      So delicate !
      x x x

    8. Edera Jewelry [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fairy Tale Ornament, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. cuisle west ... away awhile 43 months ago | reply

      This is extraordinarily lovely, both the piece itself, and your image of it. I borrowed it sometime back to use in one of my galleries. Don't like to be the bearer of bad news, but thought I should tell you that, after searching the internet the other night for things I'm always searching for, I just happened to run across 11 of my flickr images ... all download disabled/with a copyright disclaimer, with two of them being used on commercial sites. And tonight, thinking I might find more, I googled 'antique hankies', and lo and behold, found none of mine, but did find this image of yours being used by someone on their blog, as if it belonged to them. Don't know how finicky you are about others using your work, so just though I'd let you know. The blog site is titled 'ANTIQUE HANKIES' @ antiquehankies.info ... if perhaps you've given her permission to use it, I'll just go hide in the corner, and call myself a tattletale-busybody, then skulk around for a day or two . Cheers, m PS ... found a trick, I think, to trick the tricksters ... If you find any of your images being used sans permission, all you need to do is go to your image and mark it private for a few seconds, and that should remove it from any other sites, then you can mark it public again. Think there's a fluke in Flickr's 'favorites and group' options that allows google to pull them off once they're linked to them.

    10. Genteel Poverty 43 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the heads-up! You're not a busy-body, lol. Looks like their account has been suspended though, probably for filching people's stuff. I'm so glad you enjoyed the piece. That hankie came from an estate sale in New Orleans, and it rode out Katrina in an antique shop in Slidell, LA, that was flooded for days and highly damaged by winds. It's a wonder it survived, so i'm happy to be it's keeper, lol. I have actually found this pic in other places, but so far they all gave a link back.

      Have a great day and thanks again, everyone should be so sweet!

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