After my last cold, I got tired of using my husband’s ugly blue and red handkerchiefs. I mean, yeah, they got the job done, and were better than a wad of tissues.

But I still wanted something prettier. I bought these pretty vintage embroidered hankies on Etsy from this wonderful seller.


Aren’t they sweet? Unfortunately, they are a little too sweet. I am afraid to blow my nose on them! How silly.

They are a bit on the delicate side, so I was thinking about saving these to tuck into my pocket for occasions like weddings and Joan of Arcadia reruns, and getting myself some sturdier vintage hankies that I’m not afraid to actually use.

Maybe something more like this, from the same Etsy seller.