Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tammis Keefe

              I bought this charing vintage handkerchief at  an estate sale that designed and signed by Tammis Keefe.
The pattern is black and white asterisks, stars against a blue sky with a rope border. Gorgeous colors, the blue is a rich almost teal blue. 
             When I researched this hanky, I found my new favorite designer...
Tammis Keefe is one of the great names of hankie and textile collecting. She was born in 1913, and in the 1940s worked as a textile print designer, designing prints for home furnishing textiles. She began designing handkerchiefs for Kimbal scarves in the late 1940s or early 1950s. 

Michael Miller designs is promoting a line of new Tammis Keefe designs. And all the royalties will help fund Cancer research.

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