It’s a bit hard for me to wrap my head around, but my Kickstarter Project, Reclaiming Vintage Hankies is just $350.00 away from being funded. I can’t believe it, it’s happening all so quickly. And not only is it nearly funded, but I’m receiving some wonderful hankie stories and offers of hankies too.
Yesterday I got a message from Ann on Kickstarter. Ann also collects hankies, and has a wonderful blog about them called Handkerchief Heros. A museum worthy collection, with no museum ( not yet anyway) to show them, she finds the most remarkable hankies and is keeping them safe for the future.
There are some hankies that just need to be hankies. I happen to think the Bullfighter Hankie above is one of them. It came to me in a box with over a hundred other hankies, from a woman who had collected them her whole life. She received and gave hankies as gifts for all occasions. She bought them as souvenirs when she traveled. She used some and kept others neatly folded, safely stored away.
I’ve seen hankies for sale on Ebay and ETSY, so know there are collectors out there who would love some of the hankies I have. But it wouldn’t be right for me to sell hankies that were given to me, so now I have a safe and loving place to send the hankies that I feel should just be hankies. I’ll run them by Ann and see what she thinks (being she’s a hankie expert) if she wants them I’ll be happy knowing they’ll be in a safe place where they can be enjoyed and seen by other hankie lovers.