So I was reading my friend Liz's blog the other night, and she was writing about going junking in Atlanta, and then I came across this line: "I bought two dishtowels for Angela from a lady who brought them back from Ireland." Well, I figured that Angela could only mean me, and when we met up a few days later, she had the tea towels waiting in her car for me. It had not occurred to me they would actually feature teawares!
I love the pretty aqua-colored towel for its design as much as its color. I don't believe I've seen this sort of labeling before: "Pure Irish Linen, A Fragonard Design, Styled & Made in Ireland."
Liz noted the peachy-pink tea towel was stained, but she got it anyway, and I'm glad she did. I'll try to get the stain out, and if that doesn't work, the tea-ish parts could probably be upcycled into something else. I looked for a little information online, but all I can find is that Fragonard tea towels seem to date to the 1950s and 1960s. If any of you tea towel experts have more info, I'd love to hear it!