Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Vintage Tea Towel Tuesday

I am lucky enough to own vintage tea towels from all over the world, 

you know that song "I've Been Everywhere Man"*, well I could sing my own tea towel version. It would go a little something like this:

"dishes I've dried my share man, I've dried everywhere..." 

(unfortunately that's all I've got for you at the moment. writers block - sorry)

and now, thanks to my dearest bloggy friend Nadine (a.k.a. Woolfy) I can add not one, but two beautiful vintage t.ts. all the way from Belgium to my collection. Feast your eyes...



In 1978: I read Dolly Magazine. Religiously. Misty was my favourite comic - oh how I loved my black cat charm bracelet! (free with issue three, I think...) I went to the flicks (more than once!) to see Grease. I had a huge crush on Leif Garrett, and The Sullivans was my favourite t.v. show.

I also had a t.shirt with the slogan Kiss Me printed on it. It was purple and I was terrified to wear it in public. I honestly thought a stranger (read pimply, Dragstar riding teen) would see those words as an invitation to plant one on me! I know, how sad is that? I remember wishing I had my sister's tee instead. Hers was green and read LOVE. I would've felt much safer wearing that one. Loser!



 1978 was a pretty good year actually, I was a bit of a dag, but I survived. Pity I haven't aged as well as these gorgeous tea towels. I've probably got more memories than them though - they look as though they dried as many dishes as I kissed boys!

And just in case, you feel the need, here's Lucky


x

19 comments:

  1. Once again you have put a smile on my face tonight Kylie...love the horse tea towel :)

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  2. You make me laugh.
    Lovely little tea towels.
    x

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  3. Haha! This post made me smile as I too went to the movies to see Grease (very exciting), had pictures of Leif Garrett on my bedroom wall and watched The Sullivans religiously!
    xClaire

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  4. My T shirt was scratch n smell that year and I remember taping everything on my little cassette player off the local radio. Gran and I watched the Sullivans and both favoured the middle son. Tom? We used to read Trax, the surfing magazine , even though we lived several hours from the sea.

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  5. 1978 was a special year for me - I got married! I feel quite old now - I was very young, of course!!!!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  6. 1978 -- one year out of high school and just starting college! My teeshirt had Rod Stewart on it.

    I found a Bavarian tee towel the other week, complete with bell wearing cows.

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  7. Well you never know.... Some drunk could have read your shirt and tried to plant one on you. *lol*
    I do always over think thing's though.... so hmmm *hahaha*

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  8. You must have the most impressive TT collection by now in the whole world! Love these with their bright colours and pretty design.

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  9. Oh 1978 and Grease! You've just sent me hurtling backwards in time. It must have been a good year for me too - I am smiling at the memories. :)

    Love the floral TT.

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  10. Aw, 1978...the year my daughter was born. Love the floral TT.

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  11. You've aged just perfectly, you're in mint condition!

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  12. aw, 1978... i hadn't actually considered it this way. let's see, where did i hang out way back... right! agonizing over unrequited love # 7, cutting my hair à la punk and pinning safety ones ALL OVER the place. yep. living so close to london, i guess that's what it all started for me. but i also swooned over grease, make no mistake. i knew the sandy song by heart! the soft one, you know... the 'hopelessly devoted to you'- one. it went well with the silly heartaches, but not with the punk heat...
    hee hee... you've made me remember it all..
    n♥

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  13. See, there you go again making me laugh :)
    And what are you talking about? You have aged gracefully in my books.
    '78 was the last year of being an only girl in the family..my twin sisters arrived the following year, it was my second year at school and I was the teacher's pet...try hard I know! My memory isn't as good as yours but I do love the trip down memory lane.
    x

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  14. Hi Kylie, I bet you kissed loads of boys! In '78 I would have been 7 no doubt wearing cords and my brown poncho..haha

    p.s. I have to say happy birthday to you and Anth, not sure what that dates are but as you are both Virgos like me it must be soon or already over.

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  15. Year six at school for me....crushes on boys began but being really shy about all that didn't see any more than crushes....oh so long ago now. xx

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  16. Very sweet new tea towels! I do not collect them, but cannot resist some of them when I come across them while thrifting! Let's see. In 1978 I was 15. Ha. Where do the years go?

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  17. I was three, don't know what else I was doing but I had a lady bird cake! Great TT old bird you ;)

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  18. They just don't make t towels like these any more, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love the horsey tt,"kiss me" seems quite tame compared to what girls wear on their shirts these days (or I must be getting old) My younger sister read Dolly before me,we were late starters aprox 1983/4/5 I think.

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