Saturday, June 21, 2014

Crazy Handkerchiefs I Love

 I really love handkerchiefs with strong geometric designs. Here are some from my collection with circles, squares, lines and such.
 This hanky had a paper pinned to it, showing it was likely from a handkerchief exchange.

 This one give me vertigo!

The next two handkerchiefs are by Erin O'Dell, a midcentury designer.

 Faith Austin did this unusual handkerchief, very unlike her typical designs.
 Ann McCann was another mid-century designer.


  1. Love these! What an amazing collection. It's funny, but when I look at these designs, I see quilts.

    1. Martha the ODell designs I am sure were from a series based on quilt designs. So glad you like them too!

  2. I remember going into Boston with my older sisters and spending what seemed like hours picking out a handkerchief for my Mom and Aunts for Christmas...forgot how beautiful and varied they are!

    1. Over 20 years of collecting them it is rare to find a duplicate. Collecting hankys is hard: when to stop being th hard part! Glad you enjoyed them YankeQuilter!