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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tea, dish,kitchen towels

Well Thursday is still with us for a little while longer. They are celebrating Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Suzanne's--ColoradoLady. I've seen bears, blenders, pants and pots! More to see but I must get my post up! When is a towel a 'tea' towel? And what is the difference between a dish towel and a kitchen towel? You're not going to find the answer here but I have some vintage towels no matter what they have dried. This is a cotton. I love red but red ivy? Two calendar towels and one with vegetable decor. These are linen. I have three newer (?) cotton towels that commemorate Wales and Scotland And here is a Rhode Island commemorative linen. There's two for Christmas in linen. Identical. Someone sewed them together for a runner. Happy VTT!

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10 Comments:

Blogger Lemondrop Marie said...

I just love that red ivy- I am not a huge red fan, but that's really unique. My husband calls them cup towels like his grandmother did. It bugs me.

August 27, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous marian said...

i collect them too lol!!..your collection is gorgeous :)

August 27, 2009 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Kathi Fly said...

Nice collection of towels. My grandmother always had calendar towels. Brings back memories! Nice post.

August 27, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Sherrie said...

Beautiful! The calender ones bring back memories but I like the Christmas ones the best!

Thank you for sharing these!

Sherrie

August 27, 2009 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous CC said...

Love these pretty towels. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

August 27, 2009 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love anything vintage. Thanks for sharing!

August 27, 2009 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Coloradolady said...

What a great set of towels, I love the calender ones, they remind me of the gifts I gave my grandma when I was little. We would buy them at the dime store.. Thanks for the great memory of days gone by. Have a great VTT

August 27, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Now you've got me wondering, too: Tea towel versus kitchen towel versus dish towel..."Tea towel" sounds fanciest of all, maybe it's the linen ones? LOL...

I love your towel collection. That red ivy is certainly unusual!

August 28, 2009 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger knutsel Rein said...

What a great collection!

August 28, 2009 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger Keetha Broyles said...

Aren't they all names for the same thing????? YIKES - - - I didn't KNOW there might be a difference.

I remember those cloth calendars that could be used as a towel after the end of the year!!! We used to have one every year.

August 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

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