Vintage Rhyming & Illustrated Hygiene Advice
Used Hankies In Your Hair
Kitschy Kitschy Coo presents... The Hanky Bonnet: The ultimate in icky fashion recycling.
I don't care how much it's laundered, turning your bridal hankie into a christening bonnet for your baby is just asking for a bad case of cradle
Inside McCall's Needlework & Crafts
, Spring 1978 issue.
Labels: 1970s, children, creepy, fashion, handkerchiefs, Save The Baby, snot funny, vintage advertising, weird ads
The Game Of Stickerchief
Found in The Book of Knowledge
, Vol XL, The Game Of Stickerchief:
A splendid game that can be played by any number of children is "Stickerchief." It is quite as exciting as hockey or lawn-tennis, and it has the advantage of not requiring expensive balls, racquets, or sticks.
Stickerchief is played with a handkerchief and some short pieces of bamboo, of the sort used by gardeners to hold up tall flowers. A dozen of these bamboos can be bought at any florist's for one shilling.
One shilling? What am I, made of money?
Who compares hockey to lawn-tennis? Well, I might; I find neither "exciting."
Labels: books, children, games, handkerchiefs, snot funny, Victorian
Hankie History To Sneeze At?
In Modern Woman Magazine
(Vol 14, No 5, 1945), a little snippet on hankies:
Historians credit Marie Antoinette with the invention of the pocket handkerchief. She was so broken up at leaving her home in Austria that she cried all the way to France and wiped her eyes with bits of lace torn from her dress and lingerie. Anticipating future tears, she made it a point always to have a piece of lace tucked in a pocket of her dress. This, say the historians, was how handkerchiefs were born.
I don't know if this is true, even if it is said
that Marie-Antoinette made an observation that a square handkerchief is most convenient and pleasing, and so King Louis XVI published a decree ordering the new lengths.
In any case, because of this, I do not think it's right that we sneeze, tear, snot or otherwise 'goo' onto hankies with French motifs, including but not limited to, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
, the Statue of Liberty
, or French language
Labels: fashion, handkerchiefs, history, snot funny, vintage magazines
You Know What They Say About Artists With Big Noses
Milk-Mucus Connection Found
How About A Punch -- & Judy -- In The Nose
Scrap Rug Fun - Doggy Tissue Cover
Dimple Dot Kleenex Box Cover Kit
I never knew they had an official name.
Seeing this ad reminds me of when I was young, someone gave this to my folks as a gift -- :eek: -- and our dog used to bark at like she was rabid (the dog, not the Dimple Doll). My folks would put it away, and then every now and then bring it out to see if the dog still hated it; she did. Eventually, the dog got a hold of it and destroyed it.
Whenever I see them at sales, I want to buy them and set them all in a row on a shelf -- maybe even fill and entire book shelf with them, in all the colors and variations
I did get one once, but sent it to my sister; one part memory, one part freak factor (she hates dolls so opening a box with a doll head, well, that would be super freaky). But no affordable ones since.
Feel free to send me some, if you don't want them.
Labels: cool, Craft-Scan Fridays, crafting, creepy, dolls, kitsch, snot funny, vintage ads, vintage advertising
Amanda Always Hated It When They Returned Her Hanky
Feeling Sneezy? Put A Feather By Your Nose
The Microbe: A Contagious Rag
Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building: Architecture To Sneeze At
Snotty French Tricks
The French are always up to something... Like this vintage hanky
which has "Pour Le Rouge De Vos Levres" printed on it.
Pour Le Rouge De Vos Levres means, "For The Red Of Your Lips."
Yeah, put your lips to what I blew out of my nose here. No, no, it's fine
. Would this sweet little kitten fool you?
Labels: handkerchiefs, kitties, retro, snot funny
When Clowns Scare The Snot Out Of People
Is it just me, or is the idea of blowing your nose on a snail yucky?
Naturally I have no problem blowing my nose on children. How many times have children -- not even just my own children -- covered me in their snot?
Meh. It's the circle of life.
(If those are, in fact, children -- they look like lawn gnomes come to life; hence their fear of garden snails, their sworn enemy.)
Vintage hanky via eBay
Labels: gnomes, handkerchiefs, snails, snot funny, vintage