Thursday, January 12, 2012

Something Old

Back in October when my parents came out to visit my mom brought me something she was hoping I could you for the wedding. After reading this post, where I lamented that I probably would be able to use forget-me-not as a bouquet flower, my mom went out and found a vintage hankie on etsy with forget-me-nots so that I could still have them on my wedding day.
The shop she purchased it from is Cush, and while it isn't the exact same hankie (which makes sense since it is vintage), this listing is the most similar to what my mom purchased.
Except the flowers were purple, and forget-me-nots are blue. (Although it isn't really an issue since I'm planning on doing blue and purple anyways so it works completely.) I had assumed that my mom had somehow mixed up the description, because they couldn't actually be forget-me-nots on the handkerchief. It's only now, that I've gone to the etsy shop itself to see that the handkerchief is described as followed.
"This very pretty hankie features purple and lavender Forget-Me-Nots at each corner. A flower associated with love and friendship, it's perfect for a bride, maid of honor, or best friend. This hankie is made of gossimer white cotton with a pale pink woven border edged in delicate pink needle lace. Approx. 13 x 13."
So it is actually a forget-me-not, just one that's been colored purple.
It was only as I started writing this that I made the connection that one of the last things my mom gave me was a forget-me-not. It's a little poignant, isn't it?
While I know I want to use the handkerchief and have it with me on the day I get married, I'm not completely sure the best way to do so. I think the obvious answer would be to use to to wrap my bouquet. But at this point I'm still undecided. If anyone has a brilliant idea as the best way to use this handkerchief I'd love to hear it.


  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! I really love the idea of using it to wrap your bouquet with. I think that would be a really wonderful way to use it but I don't know much about this kind of thing ;)

  2. I think that's a great way to use it. You could also either hold it or pin it to your dress?

  3. How pretty!

    I really like the idea of using it with your bouquet, and don't see any other way to use it either, but I will keep this in mind and if I think of something I will for sure let you know !

    Can't wait to see what you decide!