When I bought this dressing table...
that I turned into this ladies writing desk....
...the drawers were filled to the brim, stuffed so tight I could barely get the drawers open, with vintage handkerchiefs. A lot of them were still in their boxes, brand new. I thought for a while about what I could do with them as it seemed too sad to throw away. Some old lady had obviously treasured them!
Then I remembered Ness from Marley & Lockyer. Actually her blog was one of the first I followed and I was able to meet Ness at the Boutique Markets a few months ago.
Among other gorgeous stuff, Ness uses vintage linens to make lovely cushion covers.
Via Marley&LockyerI thought that for sure she could turn this pile of hankies into something special. They have been soaked in Napisan and boiling water, then through a hot wash, line dried and then ironed and are now ready to be posted to Ness in Tasmania.
There are some unique pieces - such as this hand sewn lace from Brugge, Belgium. My mum went gaga over this beautiful Belgian lace one.
I think this one below is my favourite.
Anyway Ness, I can't wait to see what you do with them!
What's the weirdest thing you've ever found in something you've bought second-hand?