They're extremely feminine, extremely southern and remind me of my mom who always used to carry one that smelled faintly of her perfume... She kept them tucked away in her purse, never actually using them. I think they just kind of made her feel pretty.
I guess it's a bit like lace undergarments, even if no one else knows, you know, and that alone is enough to make you feel more attractive.
So when I spot vintage handkerchiefs while out thrifting, especially marked 75% off of the already cheap price, I grab them. Like my mom, I never actually use them... I just keep them nearby which is enough to make me feel ultra girly. The best part, my daughters share the same love for these dainty, embroidered pieces of linen as I do... It's become a sort of tradition.
To my thrifting friends: what items do you always seek out because they remind you of someone special or your youth?
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