(if by chance, the love of your life decided a tea towel would be the perfect way to say "I love you" all I can say is I'm sorry. Unless of course you love them as much as me and it was a really, really, gorgeous vintage one. Then I'd say lucky you!
I suppose receiving a tea towel on V Day, would be a bit like finding a vacuum cleaner underneath the tree on Christmas morning really, wouldn't it...)
but, Valentines Day or not...it's Tuesday. And not just any old Tuesday either. From now on, here on Lucy Violet it's Tea Towel Tuesday! (I'm a sucker for a
I'm not sure how old this one is, it has been handprinted and the colous are fresh and vibrant (just as you see them on your screen) so it's tricky to be sure. 80's, I think. What intrigued me about it is the illustration of the Honey House Motel in the background...want to see what it really looks like? (yep there really is one! I couldn't quite believe there would be, here in Australia, or anywhere else in the world, for that matter)
Just like the tea towel!
The Honey House was established in Kuranda, North Queensland in 1959, the adjoining motel was built in 1968. I love that naive looking bee on the sign, it's still there too btw. More info and recent pics here.
We are going to a wedding in North Queensland at the end of the year so a visit to the Honey House could be on the cards. I would love to know if you've ever had the pleasure. Please drop me a line if you have.
Here's an old brochure to help you plan your trip
Every unit has a fan!
See oddities of nature galore!
Actually, when you stop to think about it, tea towels can be quite romantic, in their own way really, can't they...
p.s. if you're desperate for love, here's a link to last year's Valentines Day post. I had only just started blogging, so it's a lonely little post, not a single comment!