As the seasons change I find myself digging around the house for my fall and winter pillows for the couch and my fuzzy, fluffy blankets. I always come across things I tucked away and completely forgot about. Just like these hand embroidered tea towels.
As a child my Grandmothers both had them all over the kitchen and used them every day. I remember drying dishes and curiously looking at the pictures that were on them, never thinking about the time and skill that went into making them. As I grew older I found it odd that my mom would put out her "Friday" towel on the oven door handle when guests were about to arrive for supper, but we were not allowed to touch it. She knew the value of the time and skill required to create a piece of art on an old flour sack and we it was out to decorate the kitchen, not to dry the lasagna pan and risk getting an orange stain.
I love how blogger Kelsey Siemens uses these towels to display her baking.
Check out her blog "The Farmers Daughter" for some inspiration and just a bit of nostalgia.