I was reading on Jill's blog about the extensive hankie collection of her Mothers... and I had to go dig out one of my own favorite hankies. I just adore this hankie. The violets are marvelous.
It has been a good ten years ago that I came across a wonderful crafty thing to use old hankies for....
The two center hankie's were quilted into hot pot holders. I use them on my dining table to place hot bowls/pots on.
The crafty lady who did these, quilted them to the outline pattern, of the scalloped edges of the design. I would have never thought about doing this with the vintage hankies.
They really are a handy thing to have. And they make your table look so cute! I wish I was remotely crafty enough, to make them. But I do cherish the two I have.