Pieced together as a curtain in Kate's Amsterdam home on Apartment Therapy.
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One of the only things I took from my Great Aunt Betty's apartment after she died were some of her vintage handkerchiefs. She had stacks of them because she grew up in a time when people actually used handkerchiefs and more than anything else in her home these remind me of her. My own tastes lean modern so for now I'm just going to hold onto them (perhaps I'll try actually using them), but if you, too, have a similar collection and favor a vintage vibe in your home, here are some ideas for how to incorporate them into your decor.

Sewn into pillowcases on Design*Sponge.
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Strung together as a hanging garland in Poesy's Nursery on Apartment Therapy.
(Image credit: Katie Shelton)
Sewn into a long table runner on Little Birdie Secrets.
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Simply hung on a wall (perhaps with starch?) in Anne Millet's home on SF Girl By Bay.
(Image credit: Anne Millet)
Combined with a vintage pillowcase to make kitchen cafe curtains on Create.Love.Grow.
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Muriel, aka The Hanky Dress Lady, refashions old handkerchiefs into small dress forms and sells them on Etsy, framed or unframed.
(Image credit: Hanky Dress)
Framed under glass on Gus & Lula.
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Sewn together into a wall hanging (you could also make a quilt) by Emily Henson on Anthology.
(Image credit: Anthology Mag blog)