Pardon me while I channel the English girl that is still very much a part of my being. When a tea towel succeeds in being adorable, clever or just beautiful, I can't help but obsess slightly on how much thought is put in to what is essentially a rag for the kitchen. I have a couple lovely tea towels from my darling Emma Bridgewater that I constantly say I am going to frame and will...someday...when I can find a frame that awkward of a size.
Having a kitchen in which I have star-print dishes (thanks, Mom!) and (more Emma Bridgewater) mugs that state 'I love you more than rock & roll', these tea towels really spoke to me. In a way that was a mix of both 'you need to refine your tastes a bit and grow up but also don't lose that silly part of your style'. And I will embrace both of those feelings. Maybe with this refined, yet ridiculous, kitchen rags.
(All images c/o Bold & Noble)