Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pink Saturday

                                                            my pretty hankies that were my grandma's

Happy Pink Saturday Ladies.
This morning I have my femininity on my mind.
See I rarely feel pretty or feminine. I usually feel like a bull in a china shop!
I never have felt soft and demure. Do you know what I mean?
I have been trying for years to feel feminine. I used to be able to get regular manicures and pedicures, and to get my hair done...those were the days...those days when I left the nail/hair shop I felt soft and girly...oh well, now I have to do my own at home. So not the same though.
But when I use (and YES I do use them) these hankies that belonged to my grandma;  I do for a little bit feel dainty (which I am so not). My hands feel softer holding one.

The one above is my favorite, I don't use this one as much, but I love the softness of it .
I have no idea how long Grandma had them or where they came from, but they remind me of her and of a more feminine time. My grandma was all lady and even though I never saw her wear any make up other than lipstick (always some shade of Pink) her nails were long and Never painted not even clear coat; and my sisters and I used to "file" them for her. We probably tore them up but she always let us. She got a perm every couple of months and when it started to fall out she would roll her hair in ringlets and bobby pin them before bed. She only wore dresses/skirts on special occasions the rest of the time pants or shorts.
But to me she was always "soft and feminine.

This one is the one I use the most it. is tear stained and has makeup on it and needs to be laundered!
I cry almost every time I go to church (I'm a sap and the Spirit moves me) so this one is always handy in my purse.
I am glad I have these pretty girly hankies.
They make me feel pretty.



  1. Happy Pink Saturday Jenny, The hankies are very lovely. I'm sure they are special to you. Have a wonderful week. Linda

  2. What beautiful hankies!! Grandmas always know how to make the cool stuff huh? :) thanks for following! I am following you back. :)

  3. I'm so glad that you received one of my postcards!! It goes with your vintage hankies.