There is something immediately appealing about these kitchen linens from Small Batch Production. They're not fancy, or have cool patterns or florals; they're understated and elegant, made to be used and washed a hundred times.
Where do you keep your dish towels? Threaded through the fridge handle? Hung over the oven door? If you're less than impressed with your current setup, don't forget the simplest of storage solutions: an over-the-cabinet towel rack. They're cheap and don't require any hardware or special installation, so they're perfect for the not-so-handy. Just basic and helpful.
I have been unpacking in my new kitchen over the past month, and as I hung up my aprons I considered what a stack of them I have, and how infrequently I actually wear them. I find that I often feel constricted with an apron around my neck, and opt to wear casual, easily washed t-shirts and jeans in the kitchen instead of fussing with an apron. What about you? Do you always wear an apron? If so, why? Or do you eschew the apron for daily cooking but throw on a frilly one when you have company?
Looking for a little fun(gi) in the kitchen? Before I get carried away with the mushroom puns, allow me to sum up the morel of the story (sorry, sorry!): these five mushroom-themed tea towels are charming, and pretty enough to frame or give as a hostess gift. Definitely wishlisted.
Mitts or grannie squares, silicon or quilted batting. There are a lot of choices when it comes to potholders, also referred to by some as hot pads. What do you prefer to use when you want to protect your delicate porcelain skin from the ravages of a hot oven?
Old handwritten family recipe cards too often spend most of their time hidden away in boxes. Why not turn your most treasured handwritten recipes into beautiful, useful tea towels that can be displayed and enjoyed every day? The Spoonflower blog has a tutorial on how to do it using their custom fabric printing service.
Q: I discovered these French kitchen towels called torchons that sell on Etsy for $20.00+ for one towel. The ones made out of "metis linen" seem to be more expensive. I found a set of six towels for $111.00. I would like to know what is so special about these towels. Why are they so pricey?
I was pretty happy to spot these bolts of 100% cotton tea towel fabric at my local fabric store. The edges are finished with selvages, so you just have to sew up either end and voilà! you have a lovely tea towel for considerably less than what it would cost to buy them pre-made. The fabric comes in classic stripes and checks as well as vintage patterns.
If you have an old picnic table that's ugly and scarred, or if you're at a public picnic site and want to cover the table tops with something cheerful and easy to clean, consider this: oilcloth! A few yards will instantly add a bright and celebratory vibe to your gathering!