Last week I was cleaning out a chest of drawers in my parents’ basement. It was literally a treasure chest of vintage glory. I found coins from the year I was born (really cool), old pictures, old blankets and the coolest thing of all was a handkerchief. It was the most random thing I’ve ever seen in my parents’ house.
It has a map of New Zealand and things that are important to the Maori tribe (I think) of New Zealand. I asked my mom where it was from and she said she had a pen pal from New Zealand when she was in 5th grade. Apparently they traded letters a handkerchief, my mom’s was from exciting Centralia, Missouri. I guess it could have been exciting to her pen pal. Maybe the daughter of her pen pal just found the Centralia handkerchief and is writing about it at this very moment in New Zealand… Probably not, but it would be neat.
Anyway here is a picture of this bad boy:
I literally haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. If you are a bride or groom deciding on wedding colors, look through your parents’ old stuff. It can be highly inspirational and very entertaining.
Here’s the color swatch I designed with this handkerchief on Nearlyweds wedding color chooser: