FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | July 24, 2007

Housewarming and Hostess gift ideas: Tea towels on etsy

Linen tea towels by Yuko Uemua for PataPri

Beautiful tea towels are a little indulgence. If you let them hang around your kitchen, even your everyday dish cloths must look good.

Make sure to keep a few special ones in your entertaining supply kit. Typically, friends end up washing the dishes. The stylish hostess proudly reveals her exceptional tea towels when she has company over.

So why not get a set of tea towels as a housewarming or a hostess gift? To make it simple for you, I compiled by top 3 dish cloth sellers on etsy.

PataPri from Chicago: Designed and Hand printed by Yuko Uemua

Make your kitchen happy by adding colorful and pretty kitchen tea towels is the mantra of PataPri. I bought several tea toweIs from PataPri last June. I adore them. The color palettes, the hand printed patterns and the strong sewed hanging hook. Their tea towels are made of 100% white linen.

The look is modern, the color combination looks fresh and the pattern themes are diversified. This is my favorite kitchen teat towels seller. Every towel arrived nicely folded and tied with a string in a clear protective envelop.

This is one thing that is so amazing when you buy on etsy. The packaging is much an excitement to see than the products you buy. This fact simplifies your gift wrapping.

PataPri tea towels cost $14 each; money well spent if you ask me. There is a set of three for $40 USD.

cotton dish cloths for Skinny laMinx

Skinny laMinx from Cape Town

I really like the chic innocence vibe that you get from the Eep Tea towel available in olive, tomato and slate. It is called Eep because that’s the noise these kinds of birds make.

This cotton hopsack tea towel has been screen printed with her bird of a feather drawing.

These towels are the cheapest at $10 USD each. By looking at the pictures, they appear to be of similar quality than the PataPri. Except that PataPri kitchen towels are made of linen and they have a better made hanging hook.

Run by a talented woman that is an illustrator, writer and designer, Skinny laMinx has a broad production. Take a look at her cushions and her magnets for the fridge.

cotton kitchen towels by artgoodies

Tea towels for the cottage with Artgoodies

In summer time, we are often invited to the lake cabin of a friend. For nature lovers and summer houses with a rustic charm design, I found the perfect tea towels from artgoodies.

There is a lot of drawings to choose from. You can opt for a squirrel, an owl, a quail, a deer, a rooster, a bunny, birds, butterflies and even a sailboat.

What is great is that you can save by buying a six pack or a set of 2 themed towels. Take a look at the barnyard buddies towel set or the woodland friends towel set.

These 100% cotton kitchen towels have been hand printed with linocut block prints. Each towel measures 20×28 inches and comes wrapped in a green satin ribbon.

July 25th, 2007 update:
PataPri and SkinnylaMink have each their own blog. See below for the links.

Sourcing:
Buy online: PataPri etsy seller
Learn more: Blog of PataPri
Buy online: SkinnylaMinx etsy seller
Learn more: Blog of Skinny laMinx
Buy online: Artgoodies etsy seller

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4 Responses to “Housewarming and Hostess gift ideas: Tea towels on etsy”

  1. Looks beautiful..i should get it to match my porcelain tea set from http://www.teacuppa.com

  2. 2 kaydee said:

    Love the tea towels. You should check the Royal Patrician Bone China at http://www.tealaden.com/royal_patrician/royal_patrician.cfm
    They have several patterns that would look great with these towels.

  3. 3 kaydee said:

    BTW they also sell great loose tea at tealaden.com

  4. 4 Elisa DiVirgilio said:

    I was born in Italy and I love giving useful gifts like dish or tea towels as a hostess gift. I package them in a natural fiber basket, like sinamay, and woila’.
    http://www.elisascustomcreations.com