(it's amazing what a bit of home sewn ric-rac does to up the swoon factor)
I've been a bit slack on this blog as far as vintage tea towels are concerned...I find them, buy them, bring them home, wash and iron them, delight in their loveliness and stick them in a plastic storage crate in the shed. Not even a photo taken.
I know, what kind of self-proclaimed vintage tea towel lover am I?!
(Honestly, I really do love them. I'm not a vintage tea towel loving phony. I'm a vintage t.t. lover short on space! Promise.)
(gotta love a vintage comedy tea towel, right?)
I have been wracking my brain, thinking of something beautiful and useful to do with them which doesn't involve going near them with a pair of scissors! I cannot bring myself to cut into them. Humble as I know they are, I just can't do it!
(although I love my tea towel cushions from Zara and Leah).
So far, all I've come up with, is to use them for the purpose they were designed for...drying the dishes.
Nothing wrong with that, but if you've got a more creative idea, please send it my way. I'm looking forward to your suggestions.
(btw, what do you think of a vintage t.t. book? would you stick one on your coffee table?)
Anyway, here are my most recent acquisitions. Some found by me, and others gifted by lovely people who read this blog.
from Alison of Just Underneath
from Sue (given to me because of the violets, of course!)
from sweet Taz of Butter and Buntings
(crochet edging, it moves me in a similar way to ric-rac)
I'm particularly fond of this one. I know it's a bit drab compared to some, but I like its sentiment, and I've learnt something new from its discovery too...I wasn't aware of The Home League - a weekly women's group run by The Salvation Army, until I found it, were you?
I like the reference to the "old warrior" via
A trio of cuties to end:
another gorgeous t.t. from Taz
and two from Curtise and her littlest darling*
* who also sent me this amazing drawing
which I LOVE!
p.s. I hope there aren't too many pics for you, but I knew it was now, or never!