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Vintage Teatowel Line

November 30, 2009

Renting a period property with a “no/few holes” in the wall policy has made me start thinking outside the box on how to introduce some artwork and fill up a hallway worth of white wall in a creative fashion. I haven’t come across my chosen solution yet (if you have one, I’m all ears!) but I was thinking that perhaps a giant bunting style line, with vintage teatowels could be an interesting frameless display method. I figured that I could possibly get away with two small holes in the wood of the doorframe & could run a line along the wall and attach towels with bulldog clips, clotheslines pins etc…

I was hauling out Christmas decorations this weekend and found a pile of fabulous teatowels that my mom had collected for me for my birthday a few years ago. Some of them are kitsch, others just nice patterns, but my favorite is this pink, yellow and brown bird number. I love the illustrations, colours and style. It doesn’t go with the decor at the moment, but I’m sure I can shoehorn it onto display at some point…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2009 2:11 pm

    I have a bit of a thing for lovely tea towels at the moment – your vintage one is so pretty xx

  2. mutte permalink
    December 18, 2009 7:14 pm

    I love this towel, too and am so thrilled you do too! What you refer to as “yellow” I thought I remebered it as “chartruse”. It was so unexpected with the pink (but not really if one is thinking of ’50s colors). I’m also wondering if the brown was originally black and has just faded to brown. Sometimes I like things even more after they fade.
    I’m really into chartruse with aqua and brown lately too. thinking of painting a wall chartruse but husband would probably freak! Maybe not- our kitchen is “Orange Alert” and he likes that.

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