Monday, 11 April 2011

TEA TOWEL LOVE!


I am a big fan of tea towels! Over the years I have built up quite a collection. Some of them are over 70 years old and have been handed down the generations on the Belgian side of my family. I find tea towels so versatile, drying washing up of course but the "special" ones I use as a little table cloth, a little curtain, making cushions or simply to add a decorative touch to the kitchen.

You really cannot have too many tea towels!

I have acquired another three this week from All Tea Towels, they have a fantastic and varied selection and postage within UK is FREE! It was hard making a choice and I feel sure I'll be tempted back to that shop again in the not too distant future...When you visit their website, you will see what I mean.





This one will be perfect to use on a little table in the garden in Spring/Summer.




This one will look just right in my kitchen




There are quite a few Union Jack designs out there but this one stood out as being different, I really like it.


So lovely to see that Spring is really here at last, the weather this weekend was glorious!

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

32 comments:

Jelly Jam said...

Mmm, all nice but like the sugar and spice one best I think!
Ellie

LandGirl1980 said...

Those are lovely! I have never heard of this company - certainly going to check them out!

Maaike said...

Oh the flowers are so great! Lovely post, nice blog you have.
Love, Maaike

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oh they're all lovely. There's nothing quite like a teatowel to brighten up a kitchen.

Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

Your teatowels look great! I will have a look at the website. How is your shop doing? Hope the sales are well!

Lieve groet, Madelief

fabriquefantastique said...

thanks for the link...I will be using it.

Scarlett Fontaine said...

ooh they are all lovely :o)Scarlett x

My Spotty Pony said...

They are all lovely and so nice to have such bright colours hanging up in the kitchen x

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Simply beautiful. The towels and the violets.

Gentle hugs,
.♥.

Rubyred said...

GORGEOUS CHOICES ISABELLE! THEY ARE ALL LOVELY!

harmony and rosie said...

Beautiful, especially the first. Almost too wonderful to use, in fact!

Vintage Sunday said...

What gorgeous tea towels ~ and what a lovely choice! :-)
Love Brenda xo

jeanetteann said...

I loove vintage tea towels too and have a large collection. They always dry better than the modern ones and are much bigger. I love the floral ones best.x

Heidi said...

I just got 5 inches of fresh snow yuck...I love your tea towels!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful tea towels, Isabelle, love the one with the flowers !
So nice you enjoyed the sunny weather, we did too !
Lovely wishes,
Sylvia

Himmelriket said...

Nice blog of yours....
Have a nice week,
hugs Ullamaria

bellaboo said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Isabelle.I'm a bit of a tea towel collector myself,and you can find such pretty ones nowadays.I have found some lovely ones in T.K.Maxx.
I am going to look at the website you recommended right now! :0)

Val said...

Lovely! I have some of my mothers old tea towels, which I use on my bread dough when it is rising. Looking at those, though, I think it might be time to start adding a few more to the collection.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love pretty tea towels too. Yours are fun! We have little violets like that growing wild all over our back yard. I am having a good time looking through some fo your posts. Such beautiful pictures!! I'm your newest follower.

Gabi said...

...many thanks for your nice comment - one tin is for my brother´s daughter Isabell ;O)
Did you know I love tea towels?
I do!
Love
Gabi

June said...

Isabelle your tea towels are darling! You are so right about the pretty little rose one being perfect to use in the garden!

I am so happy to hear that you are starting to have a little Spring show up in at your place. I am still waiting patiently (well not very).
sending hugs to you from here!

koralee said...

These are so pretty..off to take a peek. Thank you for the link. Hope you day is going well my friend. xoxoxo

josephinetalepeddler said...

Don't you hate it when you write a lovely long comment and for some reason the comment form doesn't work? Argh! I can't repeat my eloquent wisdom and so I shall just say I love your fab and pretty tea-towels. xx

Susie's country cottage said...

Thanks for you comment about my bathroom over at my blog. I am really pleased with how it turned out! I love your flowery tablecloths and tea towels and lets hope we have more good weather this weekend.
Susie X

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Isabelle, they're so lovely!!!!
I'm so glad to hear you had a lovely spring weekend!!!!
I'm well tanks, I'm living my favourite season!!!!
Have a nice day my friend.

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Isabelle....what a sweet spot you have. Found you thru Laughing with Angels. Loved this post on tea towels...my beautiful mom used to embroider her's with such loving care. This little post brought back sweet memories.

Jo

Just-Do said...

Lovely tea towels; I like the first one the most. Indeed great for using in the garden.

The Vintage Bazaar said...

Lovely! Like you i do enjoy using vintage teatowels. Hope all is well? See you very soon. Lizzie x

Jessie said...

I've got a lot of teatowels. My mum seems to be obsessed with buying them and giving them to me plus I've inherited lots from the old days. I've no ideas how old they are but the printing must have been pretty good then to have lasted this long!xx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Isabelle,

I've just stumbled upon your blog and it's so lovely! I really like that Union Jack tea towel. I'm a total sucker for anything Union Jack. I try to limit myself to one per room!!! Yes, I have to give myself a personal limit, otherwise my house would praboly become a rather odd Union Jack shrine!!

Anyway, I wanted to let you know I'm your new follower.

Sarahx

Emily said...

Hi Isabelle - thank you for visiting me at my blog, it's lovely to meet you! Love the tea towels, especially the rose one - beautiful. Lucky, lucky you living in the west country - I know it well - staying with my mum in Dorset next week to get my 'fix' of west country life!
Emily x

Carole said...

I agree you can never have too many tea towels. I find myself drawn to them too with thoughts of doing all kinds of projects with them. But even if I don't they are lovely all the same.
x
Carole