Monday, April 18, 2011

~ Hanky Panky: Sabi & Friends ~

This Saturday I was put in charge of setting up a hanky/napkin display at Sabi & Friends. I'm perfectly content just wandering around the shop, ringing customers up and doting on little Stewey, but working on the look of the shop was too much fun. And handling and hanging all the darling little bits of fabric was heaven, I tell you.

What would you do if you got your hands on a collection of embroidered, floral loveliness like the examples below? It's strange to think that hankies used to be commonplace in one's purse or pocket, given {and waved about} as tokens/expressions of affection, and handed down through the years... I can't help but envision them sewn together into a crazy mumu, or hung as little flag bunting (ala Emily PFDM).

Purchase of the day? A beautiful little piece of fabric for crewel/embroidery inspiration:

Have you visited Sabi & Friends on facebook yet? Stop by the real shop anytime, or this Saturday to visit with me!