Since I was born AK (after Kleenex), I don’t know a lot about handkerchiefs, or hankies, as we lovingly call them. I know they are little works of art and were once quite the necessity BK (before Kleenex)!
Occasionally I find hankies at an estate sale and I always pick out one or two special ones to put in the booth. I especially like the ones that have scalloped, rolled, crocheted or tatted edges.
Many months ago I found a pretty hankie with a tiny Burmel Original label attached to it. I decided to research Burmel before I sold it. I couldn’t find any information on Burmel, so I put it in a drawer and forgot about it. A few months later I found a linen hankie with a Carol Stanley label. I added it to the drawer along with the Burmel hankie with the intent to research both. That didn’t happen.
Not until this past weekend, when I found another labeled Burmel hankie in a rich hot pink color, did I decide to again do some research. Other than finding quite a few hankies listed on Ebay, Etsy and
Ruby Lane, I'm sorry to say that I haven’t been able to find
out anything specific about Burmel or Carol Stanley.
I do know that the hankies are colorful and pretty and deserve to be owned by someone that will use or display them rather than put them in the back of a drawer; therefore, I’ll be putting them in my booth soon.
Do you have some Pretty Hankies?