Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vintage Bridal Wedding Handkerchiefs

Exquisite handwork on vintage wedding handkerchief

Carrying a beautiful handkerchief has been a century’s long tradition among brides. That tradition is still strong today. Whether the modern bride chooses her hanky as a symbol of good luck or to dab her tears, the choice is as very important part of planning the wedding. 

Monogrammed handkerchiefs are always in vogue. But brides don't have to carry their own monogrammed initial. How about carrying the first initial of the groom or the initial of the bride's new last name?

Fine Linen with Monogram "S"

Whitework Monogram "C"
Whitework & Darnwork Monogram "D"

Simple yet elegant linen and lace designs are sure to please almost any bride.
Darnwork and pull work give this hanky a lacy edge
Choose an embroidered design to match the bridal bouquet.
Embroidered Calla Lilies Hankie
Or a fun twist on the all white tradition...a handkerchief elaborately embroidered to match the bridesmaids dresses or in the brides favorite color.
Pink Embroidered and Appliqued Monogram Hanky
Since wedding season is upon us, The Pink Rose Cottage is pleased to announce our newest category
You can find this as a subcategory of our Vintage and Antique Linens category.

There are a lot of vintage handkerchiefs, in a lot of different styles for brides and fine linen lovers alike! 

I'd love to hear about your wedding hanky and the tradition behind it. I'll post about mine soon!


  1. wow.....they are all so pretty.....

  2. They are just gorgeous Holly! A good friend gave me a couple of her Mom's, I'll be requesting your expertise on them.

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