Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thinking of Motherhood & Hankies!

My hankie garland reminds me of...
my Mother, Grandmothers, Sisters and my daughters Shelli, Heidi, Tiffani and Stephanie. I am grateful to be a Mommy and a Grandmother!
~
This post is in honor of Mother's and those women who are beautiful examples of womanhood everywhere.

I am never without a hankie or two! Just something that I have always done since my childhood. I remember fondly my Mother always knotting a nickle in a hankie and tieing it to my little belt on my dress for milk at school...
Do you have memories of sweet hankies?
Do you use them?

Have a wonderful week!

44 comments:

ShantyGirl said...

Happy Mothers day to you too! Beautiful linens and photos. I sure enjoy visiting your blog.
Sherry

C'est moi Claudette said...

What a pretty banner MJ. LOVE the sparkly clothes pins.
Happy Mother's Day to you sweet friend.
xoxoxoxo

Cozy Little House said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Mary Jane! Pretty colors there you have on display.
Brenda

The Scrappy Cottage said...

What a time we get to honor our mothers who have helped shape us into the women we are today. Like your clothes pins. Makes me think of my sweet grandmother.....

Red Couch Recipes said...

Such a lovely post. Are those handkerchiefs hanging? I so remember when everyone had beautiful handkerchiefs. It sure is something that has gone by the wayside. Happy Mother's Day. Joni

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Yes, Joni, my hankies are hanging on twine using glittered clothespins. I carry a hankie or two always. Haven't used a Kleenex/tissue for years! xo

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Maryjane~thank you so much for stopping by. It's so nice catching up with you. Looks like I've timed it perfectly for a peek at your lovely collection of vintage hankies. I too enjoy glittering clothespins amongst a plethora of items.
Now my new passion is the edible glitters.
I think your caramel popcorn recipe will be a fun treat to make for my gal pals for Mothers day. I think I'll add a tag that reads.."Popping in to wish you a Happy Mothers day."
what do you think?

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Cindy said...

What a cute banner! I love vintage hankies, and that is a nice way to display them.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love old hankies and I have some from both Grandmother's. love how you displayed yours!
Happy Mothers Day to you!

kpaints said...

Thanks and a very happy Mother's Day to you too! Love the banner and the beautiful needlework on the hankies! Cute idea on the clothespins.

A Vintage Chic said...

What a wonderful idea for all your vintage hankies, Maryjane! Love your glittery clothespins, too--a perfect touch!

Such a lovely tribute to the mothers in your life--I actually did something very similar in my post earlier today...so grateful to all the wonderful women in MY life, too!

Wishing you a lovely day, my friend...and a WONDERFUL Mother's Day!

Julie

Sarah said...

Cute idea! Happy Mother's Day to you ~ Sarah

Elsie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too Maryjane. Love your sparkly clothes pins, sooo pretty.
Your banner reminds me of my mom
and grandmother. They always had
a hankie with them. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Maryjane,
Oh this is tooo precious!!!
XO
Cindy


Happy Mother's Day!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I love vintage hankies. I carry them but never use them. How silly of me. I think I need a banner!! Thx for sharing.

HPS & Happy Mother's Day

LL

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Hankies are a dying trend....I have a few pretty vintage ones I treasure....love the sparkly pegs
HPS
Michelle

LV said...

I have several of my mother's hankies, but never thought of displaying in this way.

Mimi Sue said...

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Maryjane! Love your little hankie collection. So cute as a banner. Mimi

dana said...

What a sweet memory of your mom putting a nickel in your hankie!!! :) Love your glittery clothes pins!

Happy PS and Happy Mother's Day!!! dana

Sarah said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing your talent and your memory with us!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, how I love hankies! And yours are gorgeous. And the sweet memorie of your Mom tying a know with money in the hankie for milk reminds me of my childhood. My Mom did that for me also. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. Happy Pink Saturday. Karie

Lynne M said...

Happy Pink Saturday and also Mother's Day.
In Scotland we celebrated in March. Wonder why it is a different day?
Love all the pretty things in your home.
Wishes
Lynne

lisa said...

Just precious! Love the glitter clothespins. Lisa http://theenchantedoven.blogspot.com/

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!! I love your hankies. I am loving clothes pins right now for some reason! I surely don't use them to hang clothes, ha!

HPS,
Jacalyn

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Good Morning,

Oh My Gosh, I just love your banner!!!

Happy Pink Saturday and Have a Blessed Mothers Day!!!

Enjoy a Beautiful Sunday filled with Special Memories of years gone by.

Warm Regards, CindyLew

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

FELIZ DIA DAS MÃES
dejé un Mimo para ti en mi blog
saludos desde Chile
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Lorraine said...

I love vintage hankies too. Yours are beautifully displayed! Happy Mother's Day!

sheila said...

Love your pretty hankies, what a cute way to display them. Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day.
Blessings, Sheila

Terri Morse said...

That is a wonderful way to display your vintage hankies! They are so pretty, and the clothespins add a little zing. I loved your memory of your Mom and the milk money. Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Terri

Olivia said...

Oh I love this idea! I am going to have to try it!
Hugs,
Olivia

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Maryjane,
I loved seeing your hankie garland! What a fabulous idea and so girly looking for Mother's Day! I, too, remember growing up with a grandmother who crocheted the edges of hankies and then gave them to my sister and I to knot and carry a little change for the collection plate at church. Made my heart smile to hear you mention knotting the hankie with change in it. What a beautiful posting to honor mothers everywhere on Mother's Day! xoxo Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Maryjane,
I loved seeing your hankie garland! What a fabulous idea and so girly looking for Mother's Day! I, too, remember growing up with a grandmother who crocheted the edges of hankies and then gave them to my sister and I to knot and carry a little change for the collection plate at church. Made my heart smile to hear you mention knotting the hankie with change in it. What a beautiful posting to honor mothers everywhere on Mother's Day! xoxo Kim

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Kathy said...

Nice to meet you MaryJane!
Love the sparkle on the clothes pins!
I just bought a package of 50...now I'll be sparkeling my day away!
Sweet blog!
xoxo~Kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely post. I love romantic roses.

rosaspicks said...

I just discovered your wonderful blog! I'm going to subscribe, and I love your little trailer!!

Bren said...

i am brand new here and found you while blog hopping. I am so very glad i did as you have a lovely blog here. The hankie garland is precious. It makes me wish I had a fireplace with a mantle to have one here in my home...lol.

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful post! My Grandmother used to crochet fancy edgings on hankies and send or give them to us on our birthdays. I still have a couple she made. I was always fond of varigated threads....they are so pretty. Grandma crocheted roses, and butterflies on her corner hankies too. You've brought back nice memories!

Elyse said...

hi my maryjane,

what a dear memory to have of a nickle tied in a hankie. you are adorable.

i hope you had a sweet mother's day. jeff and the boys made a very nice day for me, which made me very happy.

love,
elyse
xo

Kathy B. said...

Enjoyed your post very much! Love the way you displayed your hankies. My mom used to tie our nickels for Sunday School in our hankies for us too! I never heard of anyone else doing that, so it made me smile! I was always afraid I wouldn't be able to get the knot out to get my money in the envelope--can you tell I was a worrier as a child??? Thanks for the beautiful tribute to Moms, and the walk down memory lane!!!

Linda said...

Hankies, I was on a blog one day and this gal had a cute idea she uses for hankies. She had a woodin spoon rack and displayed her hankies on that instead of spoons.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Wonderful post. I too carry a hankie in my purse. It's so old fashioned and I love the sweet romance of it. Remember how the young men carried their Beloveds hankie as a remembrance?

Jacqueline said...

The only women I knew that held her hankie dear was my very hard working grandmother Anne who had one in her apron pocket. The other pocket held english mints. Precious memory that you have brought back. Enjoyed my visit.
Smiles-Jacqueline
Once Upon a Fairyland

Marydon said...

Mary Jane, you are such a delight ... just checking in on you. Love the way you presented hankies ... I used to do that in our shop, so pretty.


Have a beautiful eve.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon