Tea towels are an adorable (and useful) addition to any kitchen because they are an inexpensive way to decorate towel racks, dry delicate dishes, and bundle up hot scones or muffins. Take a look at these 10 printed tea towels featuring tasty foods and beverages we love.
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If washing the dishes is kind of a drag, then this Craft of the Day may brighten the experience a bit. (OK so, it won't do the dishes for you or anything, just to get that out of the way. We wish!) But, this confetti dish towel will look festive in your kitchen and is the perfect towel to put out when having company. And if you're feeling daring, then try this technique on a plain bath or beach towel to add some color! Ready to turn an ordinary cloth into a party-ready towel? Keep reading for the how-to.You'll Need:
Keep reading for the directions for this polka dot tea towel!
What's one surefire cheap and easy way to update your kitchen this Summer season? With a tea towel, of course. There's no need to repaint the walls or install new cabinets to freshen up your kitchen's look. Instead, just hang a bright and playful tea towel from the door of your oven or over the lip of your sink to announce the change of seasons. There are nearly too many to choose from this season, so here's my advice for finding a favorite.
First, find one that works with your kitchen's color scheme. This could mean either matching tones found in your cabinets or wall color, or finding a contrasting color that makes the paint or cabinet color pop. For instance, a light blue kitchen cabinet would look fantastic paired with the Foxy and Winston Red Bartlett Pears Tea Towel ($14). The bright red pears are screen-printed with soy inks onto an organic cotton tea towel, and are designed in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Also, make sure to choose a design that resonates with your sensibilities or affections. Bicyclists will dig the 10 Speed Bike Towel ($12 for a set of two), while aspiring arborists will smile over the Thomas Paul Tree Tea Towel ($20). To shop the rest of the look, just click on each image.
Poppytalk recently shared a tutorial on hand-printing your own fabric. And while I'm filing this away on my to-do (someday) list, the truth is I simply don't have the time to tackle another DIY project. But I still adore dressing my kitchen and dining table with unique linens. Luckily, Etsy has plenty of pretty hand-printed designs in the form of tea towels, tablecloths, napkins, and more to satisfy that desire. Take a look at some of the gorgeous finds that will have your friends inquiring on just where you found that fantastic tea towel or apron.
If you like the look, you're in luck, because I've rounded up a hearty serving of utensil motifs for you to stick a fork in, like this High Style Wall Decals Spoon, Fork, Knife design ($25). Dig into the rest of my picks in the widget below.
I'm a huge fan of tea towels. They're so versatile that I use them for everything from drying dishes to covering a batch of cookies to napkin substitutes. I like them even more when they come with a cute design, like all of these great towels I've found on Etsy.
- Cooking with Thomas Keller's new book Under Pressure. — Serious Eats
- Ten tea towels perfect for gifting. — The Kitchn
- Make the holidays over with a bright pink and green theme. — Simply Stated
- Get your serving of greens with this Winter green lasagna. — Chow
- Find out why Gwyneth Paltrow is serious about food. — The Epi-Log
I found this fantastic Daniel Craig–inspired tea towel in the Yum Market and just had to share it with you guys. TeamSugar member swwonder bookmarked this creation by Emma Bridgewater. The tea towel ($12) says, "I had a really nice dream last night about Daniel Craig," and is one of several fun designs. None are quite as hysterical as this one, but they're definitely worth checking out.
If you had told me a year ago that I'd suddenly be coveting peacock-embellished accessories for my home, I'd have thought you were crazy. But that's because I would have been imagining fussy old-lady types of peacock motifs and not these very chic versions showing up everywhere right now.
Rather than render peacock feathers in a realistic style, these pretty cool peacock accents offer modern interpretations on the magnificent plumage, with simple silhouettes and elegant yet understated color combinations. I love the edgy green-and-black design on these Peacock Feather Tea Towels ($11.95, above left), while the Shine Home Palisade Lantern ($795, above right) is romantic but unstuffy. To check out some of the products I've trend-spotted, click on the photos below.
Have you ever wished you had a kitchen conversion chart at your fingertips? How about a wine pairing guide, or a herb cheat sheet? Well stop your wishing and start ordering. The folks over at Simple Memory Art (aka Smart) have come up with a smart set of kitchen towels. There are three sets to choose from (two different towels in each set): herbs & spices, wine and cooking tips. I love the way that they look (clean and simple) and I love the fact that they're informative and practical (they're meant to get dirty, they're towels!). Available in sets of 2 for $18, or as a full set of 6 for $50. Thanks Stacey for the tip!