Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Homesick Hanky

After watching Julie and Julia I was in love with small space living! More in love with the idea of it really, not necessarily coveting 500 square feet of space in real life.

I loved how Julie's apartment was decorated with sweet twinkle lights, a small dining table and a nifty divider for the "bedroom." It wasn't until a fellow bloggerita pointed out that above Julie's bed were framed vintage "state" handkerchiefs. It was then that I decided I needed an early birthday present and set out to find a vintage California (my home state) handkerchief for myself.After a bit of searching at local shops and finding mostly Kansas and Arizona state hankies priced at $60, I turned to the good ol' trusty internet. I found a perfect hanky for $13! It had a beautifully printed map with painted accents of Hollywood Studios, Olivera Street and the Rose Bowl.
I found a custom size frame for it and after a little DIY, and a greater appreciation for professional framers, I now have a cheery, vintage handkerchief to remind me of home whenever I am feeling a bit nostalgic for my coastal roots.

-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM


  1. such a great idea! i inherited one of these (can't remember which state) from my hubs' grandmother and will have to do something like this.

  2. Now THAT is truly creative!
    You need some vintage California orange crates for bedside tables.

  3. Love this! Ian drew a custom map for our wedding invitations and we printed them on hankies. Maybe I'll need to utilize the custom framers too...