Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Drying


Dishtowel used to be accessories for the kitchen. A beautiful way to get through a chore. Now I am not even sure if they are meant to be seen? These are the kind of linens I search out and hunger for. The depth of their color and their design are so dramatic. 


A recent Etsy find. The towels...not the birds.


From the print to the border...I see potential!


And to think there is double print. One on each end of the towel.  


Two pillows.


Two aprons.


Two bags.


Even I would have volunteered to dry the dishes with these beauties.

22 comments:

Amy Burzese said...

Those would make doing the dishes less or a chore. Beautiful colors!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the yellow and gray one!! Can't wait to see the aprons and bags you make.

chris

Kim K. said...

Have fun creating. They are gorgeous prints with amazing potential.

vintage grey said...

Oh, you know I am in love with these!! Beautiful, and I am a little jealous!! I know you will create something amazing with these treasures!! xo Heather

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Gorgeous and in super condition. I KNOW you will work some magic with them!

busymartha said...

These are lovely Renee! I love those little bird clothespins!

Sandie said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to make with these! They are beautiful!

GardenofDaisies said...

That dogwood one at the end is especially appealing. I bet you will make some really fun things with these.

(The bridge is at Baker, in Baldwin City.)

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see what you do with these. How lucky are we that there were women who treasures and saved these beautiful things and eBay and Etsy where we can find them and give them a new life!

Nan said...

I'm never seen those little gadgets, very colorful and handy.

Jacqui Wise said...

They're all lovely but particularly the yellow and grey one. I love the simple graphic design and the shadow detail.

Creative Breathing said...

Happy Spring Renee! I have so enjoyed visiting every past post and all the wonderful vintage you share. I have missed you so! Elizabeth

Corey Moortgat said...

Love the towels- can't wait to see what you do with them! But I also love the bird clips! Where did you find those?

craftyles said...

I have always loved dishtowels and you have found some treasures. ALso love the little clips. Can't wait to see your creations with these beauties!

Cindy said...

Living in the RV I am using more dish towels than when I was in the house. I love them. I try to find the vintage ones..even in rough shape...they are great for drying!!

I also love to look out my little window and see them drying on a rack I have outside...I get a mmmm in my soul.

Looking forward to seeing what you make.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Kerri said...

those are some beautiful linens!! the clips are just the sweetest too!!

delia hornbook said...

Those are so pretty, dee x

Julie said...

I love old dishtowels. I have a bunch of my mom's from the 50's, and search them out at thrift & antique stores. I use them all the time; they're better than the ones I've bought new.

Looking forward to seeing the treasures you make from them.

Mimos da ClaralĂș! said...

What a sweet little thing, very colorful and delicate! Beautiful.
hugs
Luciana

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Dear sweet Renee,
Oh, I can hardly wait to see what magic you create with these wonderful tea towels!
What great finds!
I hope you are having a good week. I am sewing up doll clothes and will post soon at Chenille Cottage.
Hugs and warm friendship!
Carolynn. xoxo

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Dear sweet Renee,
What treasures you have found! Oh, there are so many clever things you can make with them! I can hardly wait to see what delights you create!
I have been happily sewing away making dolly clothes. I will share some of them soon on my blog.
I hope you ate having a great week, my darling friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn. xoxo

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

The towels are sweet but I *am* intrigued with the clips. I haven't seen any like that before!