Wednesday, April 3, 2013

5 Happy Inspirations: Fun Tea Towels


A few days ago I instagrammed a pic of my new Donna Wilson plates while doing the dishes (yes, roll your eyes, I haven't got a dishwasher at home). Dishwashing is one of those chores that I deeply detest. However, I've found a way to cheer up even the dullest of household chores by washing happy plates. Yet another great way to add fun and happiness to the spooky dish washing duty are fun tea towels. Off I went to find five really happy examples for you and here is my loot:

1. The tea lover will appreciate a good storm in the cup, won't you? The beautiful illustration and the fab font are such a winner combination. Seen on 'To Dry For'.

2. Graphic, colourful, happy - the tea towel named 'Royal Hawaiian Triangles' by Canadian designer Avril Loreti will make you want to dry the dishes several times a day. Found through my Canadian blogging friend Tim.

3. Ooh la la - for the little (or grand) Frenchman in you here comes the 'torchon' (tea towel to dry in style - à la française. Seen on 'To Dry For'.

4. Doing the dishes is good for mental escapes - you get time to think of nice places you'd like to visit next time. Like a little mountain hut deep in the forest. Oh, probably it was the Leah Duncan tea towel that made you dream about mountain peaks and deep forests?

5. Combine old and new! Take a linen tea towel and print some neon polka dots and lines on it - and you'll be ready for a glam dish washing action in you kitchen. This one can be found on 'La Cerise sur le gateau'.

Happy dish washing:-)


20 comments :

  1. I take the "Oh la la" and "Storm in a tea cup". Just yesterday I collected some new ones from Anthropologie. They were on sale.:) Do you use your fine tea towels every day? I don't want them to get dirty.

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    1. Cool choice, Ana! Actually, I do use all my tea towels daily. But I admit, when I buy new ones I keep them unused for a while - just to enjoy them clean and new:-)

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  2. LOVE the top middle and bottom left!! Would look perfect in my kitchen. Lots of great ideas here, Igor! xx

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    1. And your kitchen looks adorable from what I've seen, Lindsey!! See you soon in Paris:-)

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  3. unable to decide which one is my favourite - like them all so much :-)

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  4. Love Love all of them !
    Spécialement le "Oh LaLa" évidemment ;)
    Aussi celui avec les vagues qui donne envie de sauter dedans ;)

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  5. Ohhh, Igor, these are so pretty, you cannot actually use them!

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  6. Ich liebe Handtücher/Kunstwerke. Und die hier sind sehr fein.
    Danke fürs Aufspüren.

    LG I.

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  7. I love the Leah Duncan tea Tower! love, Anja

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  8. Και εγω σαν κι εσενα δεν εχω πλυντηριο πιατων... είναι μικρή η κουζίνα μου χα χα!
    Παντα παίρνω χαριτωμένες πετσέτες για να διακοσμουν τον χώρο.

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    1. Ιδιο πρόβλημα κι εδώ:-) χαίρομαι πολύ όταν βλέπω τα δικά σου μηνύματα εδώ, σ´ευχαριστώ πολύ!!!

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  9. Hey sweet friend, love these tea-towels. So fab. But my fave is still the Paris one from your gift box. Would never be used for the dishes though - trying to make a cushion of it or put it in a frame - its almost art :)) Have a lovely day,
    Axx

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    1. Oh I'm so happy you love it, Anya! It caught my eye immediately and I loved the happy Paris design:-)

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  10. supercute! thanks for inspiration!

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  11. oh ich mag deinen blog, tolle artikel:)
    folge dir gleich mal :*

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  12. Hi Igor! I love your tea towel picks! They're so pretty you wouldn't wanna use them...or the type you'd only use to impress guests! :-) I especially love Darling Clementine's Ooh lala! I've got the same art print hanging in my studio. Love the post. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you very much! Have a fab weekend, too!

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  13. I've got the top middle one. I like the colors and pattern so much I am thinking of having it framed. Is that weird?!

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