I love old tea towels. I'm very fond of the retro and vintage look and there are some fabulous tea towels out there to collect. I love new tea towels as well, and any tea towel with an owl on it... but I thought I'd feature these three favourites of mine today for Magpie Monday (hosted by MissieLizzie).
First up, the tea towel that started it all. This one was given to me by my Dad. It belonged to his mother (my Grandma) who I never meet, she died a long time before I was born. I fell for it straight away. Striking pattern, and I love the fact it's an old (very well looked after) linen tea towel. I believe it dates from the 50s.
Next up we have a tea towel bought on eBay. This one is an Ulster Weavers tea towel dating from the 60s I believe. It depicts the Owl and the Pussy Cat.. of course I was bound to love it due to there being an owl on it. I think it's a fantastic image and always makes me smile when I use it to dry up.
Third and finally, it's another eBay find. I would guess this one dates from the 70s, possibly 60s. I love it, it's so of it's time. Bright clashing colours, a wacky image, great fun to have in the kitchen. Ethan calls it "Cat Face tea towel". It always brightens up the kitchen I feel.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed having a nosey at my tea towels. Don't forget to check out what everyone else has linked up for Magpie Monday!