my dear grandma recently gifted me a huge amount of tea towels that have never been used (see a few of my favourites above). she has a cupboard at her home literally brimming with beautiful unused tea towels that people gifted her over the years. she gave some me as i've managed to trash a few tea towels in the past year and was running low. however when i saw them some of them were far too beautiful to be used to dry dishes. so i've searched the net for ideas...
|i could turn them into stool covers (though first i would need to buy a stool:))|
|i could make a tea towel apron (source)|
|i could use them as gift wrapping.(source)|
|they could make pretty cushion covers.(source)|
|or be turned into a drawstring bag (source)|
well at least there is definitely one that i've got a plan for. the picture of two dogs going to church was hand sewn on this tea towel and given to my grandmother for her glory box. it's at least 60 years old and super cute so i have every intention of simply putting a pretty frame round it and hanging it in my kitchen.
what would you do with a collection of beautiful vintage never been used tea towels?