Sunday, March 29, 2009

{ideas} vintage hankies

i have been collecting vintage handkerchiefs for the past year to hand out as favors for the ladies..i plan to have them gathered in an old wine crate with a sign that reads something like "ladies, please take one for your tears of joy.."

today i washed, ironed and tied them with a bit of baker's twine:

i also have picked out a few to belong to myself, my girls, and the moms:

i have about 60 right now and am thinking i need at least 20 more..

i don't really have favors for the gents..is that bad? i'm thinking they don't really think of things like that and i doubt they want man-kerchiefs...what do you think?


8 comments:

...love Maegan said...

omg That's a really cute idea! I love that you've been collecting them and they're vintage! ...and I don't think you need to give anything to the guys ..maybe a beer? ..a cigar? lol.

Erica said...

That is one of the best ideas I've seen! Really! I agree that I don't think the guys will need a favor, or feel left out if they don't have one. Everyone is going to love that!

Abbie said...

I've been collecting some, too! My friend did mini bouts of a single flower for all of the guys. If you use something cheap, it shouldn't add up to much.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

God I love this idea. They came out great!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Did you ever post a picture of your finished cake topper??? I'll have to go check...

alissa said...

this is a great idea! i dont think the guys will mind (if you asked them they probably wouldnt even realize that there are ever favors at weddings)
love it!

sharon norbash said...

They will not even realize. Promise.
They look fantastic!

gangsta bride said...

That is such a cute idea! Where have you been finding these?