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