Handkerchief Use is an Art

Handkerchief use is an art, but not a lost one, thanks to Lisa Goad who takes handkerchief art to a new level. Custom orders are her specialty.

We found the Maplewoodstock Music Festival in Memorial Park happening on Saturday when we got off at the train station on our way to lunch with longtime friends.

The Hanky Shoppe booth caught my eye, and made me nostalgic for handkerchief users I’ve known and loved in my life. I’ve quite a few hankies in my possession but haven’t been carrying one around with me lately.

Now I have a new beautifully machine embroidered one created by artist and master sewer and plan to add to my collection

Thank you, Lisa.

Here’s Lisa and her husband Matt, whose traditional handkerchief use and second wedding anniversary gift (cotton) of monogrammed handkerchiefs from Lisa inspired the start of The Hanky Shoppe.

An elegant hummingbird embroidered on a brand new cotton lace edged handkerchief.

Upcycled Jean Jackets are popular -different designs Marilyn, Mermaids and Peacocks to name a few

Chippy helps out at The Hanky Shoppe 
Fancy Mermaid zippered purses in a variety of sizes 

The 16th Maplewoodstock Music Festival

Maplewood New Jersey Train Station

The Maplewood Train Station

Today’s Post is #3603 and marks

the start of year eleven of blogging

12 thoughts on “Handkerchief Use is an Art

  1. I love the vendors and especially the handkerchiefs. I bought a beautiful handkerchief in Belgium when daughter Anna was an infant. White on white embroidered with the letter “A”. Gave it to her for her wedding day 30 years later.

  2. Excellent find Ruth E! I still remember using embroidered ones when I was young. They were embroidered with an S and I thought I was high society!

  3. I remember my mom and my grandma using hankies when I was little, especially in summer to wipe sweat. All “old ladies” did that!

  4. I hope the Hanky Shoppe will come to the Shadyside Arts Festival in August!!! —‘
    Or A Fair in the Park in Sept!! Love this post!!!

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