Gift Idea: 10 Favorite Tea Towels

We've been noticing a lot of fresh, pretty tea towels by independent designers. They're an inexpensive and often colorful way to spruce up your kitchen. We have started thinking of them as calling cards or entry points for good designers; if you can't afford a pair of pillows or a full-on art print, you can probably still get a tea towel! You can use them to decorate, even in a rented kitchen; or do as we do and cover your television with that great "Do the Dishes" towel from Showpony.

Here's a gallery of ten favorite tea towels for decorating, gifting, or spreading across your holiday tea tray. Here are a few favorite tea towels; click through the gallery above to see them all.

  1. Fancy a Brew - $16 at MrPS' Etsy shop.
  2. We've also featured his Big Breakfast tea towel.

  3. Shirley Flour Sack Tea Towel - $10 at Inklore's Etsy shop.
  4. Also check out Sam's gingerbread tea towel for the holidays, and her lovely no-tie linen aprons.

  5. Do the Dishes - $20 at Showpony's Etsy shop.
  6. Make sure to check out her other products, too! We love her whimsical designs. Like I said, we cover our TV with this dishtowel, and it's really the perfect use for it!

  7. Mummy Tea Towel - $9.50 from Tikoli
  8. We've blogged Tikoli before; we love their vibrant colors and modern patterns!

  9. LAVA Tea Towel in Petrol - $12 from Skinny Laminx.
  10. We like these colorful, rather mid-century mod patterns a lot! Also see her aprons and other linens.

  11. Tea Towel - Tree (Apple) - $16 at Three Potato Four.
  12. Forget the kitchen - these are pretty enough to frame and hang in the parlor! We've also shown you Three Potato Four's yellow teacups and utensils towels.

  13. Tea towels from Teresa Green in the UK - 11-14 GBP
  14. Ships all the way from the UK, but worth it. Lovely little works of art.

  15. Vintage linen tea towels from Belgium - $16 for two at P.O.S.H. Chicago
  16. See our other favorite kitchen things from this great shop.

  17. Paisley and 3 matching tea towels - Steam, Vapour and Smoke - $25 for a set of three at jezze's Etsy shop

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