Friday, March 7, 2008

Show and Tell Friday





Today I continued the raid of my linen closet.

I inherited two sets of embroidered dish towels. One set from each of my Grandmothers. One set shows a different bird for each day of the week and the other set show a different chicken and chore for each day of the week. (Okay, I'm partial to the chickens but I love both sets.)

There are 14 in all but I only had 4 available for photographs today. (Some are packed- we move a lot, and some are in the laundry)
I use them on a daily basis. They dry dishes, keep bread warm and serve as table art.

I plan to give each of my girls a hope chest. While I'm not ready to part with these towels yet, I do plan on embroidering a set of towels for each daughter. I can only hope they'll treasure the ones I make as much as I treasure the ones my grandmothers made.

For more Show and Tell Fridays go to http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ .

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Great linens. I love them.

Constance said...

Those are great! I would hate to use them but obviously, that's what they're there for! Cute! I like the chores on them.
Connie

Lora said...

Oooo! I love vintage linens--especially teatowels. I'm so glad you're using them! I love to use mine, too, the fabric is just wonderful!

cherished*vintage said...

Nothing works better in a kitchen then these towels! I love mine too. Thanks for sharing!
-Karoline

Anonymous said...

Darling tea towels! I remember my grandmother had something similar but I have no idea what happened to them.

Blessings,

Gina
www.simplyheartandhome.com

I'm sorry I have to put my link here. It doesn't seem to "take" in the name/url box

Hootin' Anni said...

Heirlooms at their finest!!

Have a great weekend, hope you can drop by my show n tell if you haven't already.

Penless Thoughts said...

I love these type of dishtowels. Nothing better. I did some of those with the day's of the week when I first got married.
Nice Show & Tell.
Susan

Barbara H. said...

I love vintage linens, too1 Beautiful!

Jewelgirl said...

I had towels just like this
from my grandma. I used mine
a lot.

Connie Marie said...

Homemade linens are cool and even better when you got them from your grandmothers.