I think they add lots of personality to my kitchen. The colors and designs really tug at my heart.
These kind of dishtowels were a must in every kitchen of our Mothers and Grandmothers - and still are.
For those of you who are like me and still use floursack dishtowels you know what I mean...nothing dries dishes better!
My Mom embroidered these "days of the week" cupids and gave them to me last year for my birthday. Isn't she sweet? She knows that I am especially fond of days of the week things.
Mom still uses embroidered dishtowels in her kitchen, and for as long as I can remember, whenever she is in the kitchen, she keeps one over her left shoulder. I'm sure it is a habit for her every time she does the dishes, cooks or sets the table...just like tying on an apron.
I can still see her standing on the backporch in her cotton dress and apron with the dishtowel over her shoulder. She would be there calling for me when I was out in the back pasture climbimg trees and such.
She would call me in for dinner or usually want me to come in and "put on a sweater"...sometimes it's the little things that make us feel loved by our Mothers.
What are your memories of vintage dishtowels? Please share them, I would love to hear from you...