Pucker Up

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Fashion

Pucker Up

Hunters have known for decades that a red handkerchief can literally save your life. Conversely, a white handkerchief could spell your doom. When spotted from a distance, a fluttering white hankie can be mistaken for a deer’s tail, and a hunter dressed in camouflage, stifling a sniffle,  may find himself the target of an eager bullet. The wise hunter always carries red. A hunter of “big game” of another sort – her trophies included Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Clark Gable, and Pepsi CEO Alfred Steele – was Oscar winner Joan Crawford.   Legend has it that Ms. Crawford is responsible for...

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Lady Luck & Superstition

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in All Blog Posts

Lady Luck & Superstition

“Luck is a strong horse; it can carry a man to very distant places!” Mehmet Murat Ildan Is luck in the cards for you this year? In handkerchief’s heyday, a favorite Christmas stocking stuffer was a calendar hankie proffering best wishes and good luck. The Swiss German handkerchief above abounds with four leaf clovers and ladybugs. The comely miss needn’t fear having a black cat draped across her shoulders as the cards  she’s holding are all Aces! Note how the months cleverly mimic playing cards. Note fashion hankies were still popular in 1968. Fanciful hankies were a go-to wingman for...

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Beam Me Up Scottie …..

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Animals

Beam Me Up Scottie …..

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here, My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go. Robert Burns Pets of all varieties have adorned handkerchiefs throughout the years. The poodle is probably the most popular image, but the adorable Scottish Terrier appears frequently, scampering across everything from sporty handkerchiefs for men to hip and fashionable lipstick handkerchiefs for women to embroidered pups scampering around the border of a lady’s pocket handkerchief....

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Stolen Kisses

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 in All Blog Posts

Stolen Kisses

From Shakespeare to Tennyson,  Byron to Keats, Sheridan to Swindberg…all authors of passion have something to say about love. When it comes to matters of the heart and romance, we learned in Pucker Up  and Under the Mistletoe , that a lady + a handkerchief create a formidable duo.  Every girl needs at least one red hankie.  A foolproof flirting foil, the crimson hankie doubles as a nimble wing man, attracting admirers from across the room.  Our first handkerchief displays a plethora of romantic aphorisms framing the temptress in the center.  It’s the perfect contrivance to initiate a...

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Under the Mistletoe

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in All Blog Posts, Calendar, Holidays and Celebrations

Under the Mistletoe

It’s mistletoe season once again, and we find this bashful beau blushing – either from shyness or smug satisfaction at his overwhelming success in the smooching department.  My, he has been busy.   I’ve been told this is an example of a ‘magic’ disappearing handkerchief.  Once laundered, the image purportedly washes away, making the hankie utilitarian for everyday use, but why would you want to wash out all the fun?   Now that we’ve entered the season of red & green as well as mistletoe, it appears essential for a girl to always have a lipstick at the ready, as well as a lipstick...

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