First, look at this sweet box. It belonged to my great~grandmother's. My grandmother gave it to me when I was a little girl, after her mother had passed away. I think I once saw a similar one in an antique shop, but never again. I really don't know very much about handkerchief boxes, but I think this one is adorable.
These first three handkerchiefs came along with the box. They were all my great~grandmother's. The one with the blue embroidery was my *something blue* that I carried in my wedding.
These are some monogrammed with *L* that have been given to me by family and friends.
This is one given to me by a friend. I believe she got it in Africa. It has a beautiful hand-dyed design on it.
These two are very special to me. They are from a family friend named *Mallie*. She gave me these two handkerchiefs on two separate occasions. One was the Sunday that my dad announced his resignation as pastor of our church in Ohio to move into full-time missions work. The second was on our last Sunday there. There were lots of tears shed on both occasions because we all loved each other so much and knew that we would not be seeing one another often since my family was moving a long distance.
These are some vintage handkerchiefs monogrammed with my married name's initial, *F*.
I think this vintage Christmas handkerchief is so cute!
These are some lovely vintage embroidered ones that I've found in antique shops or yard sales for just pennies. So pretty!
These two are from weddings. The one on the left is from the wedding of one of my college roommates. She gave each of her bridesmaids one of her grandmother's handkerchiefs as a gift and to carry in the wedding. So sweet! The one on the right with the bells was a gift to me from a dear friend on the occasion of my own wedding.
And that is how I came to have a special collection of handkerchiefs. I love collections like that!
This post is linked to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.