Hip Holiday

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Children, Holidays and Celebrations

Hip Holiday

Hip Holiday For most of us the holidays inspire images of sugarplums and gingerbread, homemade ornaments, sleigh rides, caroling, a crackling fire, and sipping cocoa while watching  the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. We’re all aware the holidays can run the gamut from dreadful to divine, dashed hopes to dreams fulfilled and everything in between.   From before the turn of the century, right up through the 1950’s one thing you could almost surely count on finding, beautifully boxed under the tree or tucked in the toe of your stocking, was a lovely handkerchief. Designs ran the gamut from...

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Child’s Christmas Hankie – Goldmine or Giggles?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Children, Holidays and Celebrations

Child’s Christmas Hankie – Goldmine or Giggles?

There are literally thousands of Christmas handkerchiefs still in existence. Even when people defected to Kleenex, ladies often carried a lovely Christmas hankie in their purse. In addition, holiday hankies made the perfect gift for a teacher, aunt, neighbor, pastor’s wife, and all those to whom you wanted to say “Thank You” or “You’re Special.”  Thus, most women often had a Christmas handkerchief or two, and since they were used only one or two weeks a year, they’ve lasted through the decades in great shape, including Christmas handkerchiefs for children. Today I chose to focus on an...

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Children’s Silk Handkerchiefs

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Children

Children’s Silk Handkerchiefs

Children + silk = a recipe for disaster, or at the very least, an opportunity for Oxyclean. These tissue-thin gossamer gems, depicting fanciful characters and nursery rhymes, reflect a different time in history, and a different way of life – a Downton Abbey life.   A life with an upstairs maid, downstairs maid, ladies maid, butler, footman, driver, cook, scullery maid, laundress, gardener, nanny, governess, and more. TV critics who have tried to analyze why the series took off like a rocket with U.S. audiences say it’s because we all fantasize about living the type of life which is...

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