March 12, 2009

Handkerchief Dreams


I don't feel so great today. Something about the change in seasons has left me stuffy and sniffly and still in flannel pjs late in the day. Yet this feverish state of mind somehow yields productivity... 

We have lots of vintage hankies stuffed in baskets around the craft room and in my closet. Most of them were inherited and one especially has captured my inspiration for years. It's clear lemon yellow with luscious pink and cream peonies that inspired the color palette for my old room (which has carried over into this one, with a more "grown-up" neutral base). Unlike a lot of its relatives, it doesn't have any stains or tiny holes.


It was just too pretty to be left in a basket, so I pulled and pressed it, along with eight others from a reproduction set Mama and Daddy gave to me several years ago. (Fun fact: one of the reproduction hankies is the exact same pattern as one of Grandma's!) Using regular Scotch tape, rolled to be 'double-sided' and stuck on each of the corners, I arranged them on the blank wall beside my bed. I hope it sticks!

So far I'm really liking the cheery, easy color and pattern that they've added to my room. (The old resident martins seem to like the company as well.) I'd love to see what a whole wall looks like!

4 comments:

Simply Vintagegirl said...

Hello Sara! :) The addition to your wall adds an extra pleasantness - just loveliness itself! It's a bit like a hankie quilt, only they're not sewn together.

I took the shot of the roof from my bedroom window. It faces the backyard, but there is a bit of roof just beneath and beside it. While it was raining (actually last June, so it's not nearly that green right now) I photographed the rain dripping down the shingles. It took many, many tries, as I usually shot just before or just after the drop was dripping. :D

Joyfully in Christ,
Miss Emily Rose

Phoenix said...

You talked about change of seasons.. I am missing the arrival of spring in New York sorely this year, after returning to India. Your handkerchieves are very pretty!

Reborn said...

Aw, that's beautiful! I think it's hilarous (and awesome) that you did it with rolled scotch tape... it reminds me of something I would do.

I always say that I don't mind if things don't last, because by the time one of my creations falls apart, I'm probably tired of it and ready for something new anyway!

Reborn said...

You know, I think that canary yellow in the middle hankie would be just perfect on your bedroom walls.

 

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