The one about tea towels

by Fair Fashionista - Sanne

Handwoven tea towels

When it comes to kitchen decor, tea towels are really underrated. The right towels can add a dash of pastel-colored shabby chic or French country kitchen and work wonders for your kitchen.

I prefer the tea towels in my kitchen to have different styles, but matching colors, but otherwise, I am fairly openminded. I have a whole stack of tea towels at home and I use them for many other things than just drying glasses. Here are some other ways to use tea towels:

  • If you fold a tea towel once, you have a nice, rustic placemat. Fold it one more time and use it as a trivet.
  • I have plenty of oven mitts and potholders, but I always end up using a tea towel, to get stuff in and out of the oven.   
  • If you put fresh-baked bread in a plastic bag, the moisture condenses and leaves the bread soggy. Wrap the bread in a tea towel instead, after it has cooled off.
  • Tea towels also looks great as breadbasket or fruit basket liners.
  • After the tea towel has served its time in the kitchen, it is great for polishing shoes and metalware.