Saturday, September 22, 2007
Tea Towels - Part Two
The arrival of the new tea towels sent me on a quest to revisit some of the more collectible tea towels I own. Alas, I still can't find the one I bought on board the Cutty Sark in England (it's around here somewhere, I know it is), but I did find the original embroidered tea towel that made me realize these linens would be a great collectible for tea lovers. My mom found this one for me (at a flea market, yard sale or thrift store, no doubt), and I love the pink embroidery and the words "you" and "me" on the teacups. Family and friends have occasionally surprised me with tea towels from their travels, including these two favorites:
A souvenir from Australia ...
And a souvenir from the Empress Hotel in Canada.
Finally, I'm already thinking about Christmas and these tea towels reminded me I've had a "retro Christmas" theme going for the past few years. I love the sixties look of this print ...
And this one is unique because it's a square tea towel, not rectangular, and features recipes for chocolate chip cookies. So if you're looking for a unique gift or souvenir, for yourself or someone else, you may just wish to consider the simple tea towel.