Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Drying Dishes

Drying dishes is always a chore.

Using a dish towel to dry those dishes is a necessity.

Back in the day, many a housewife took time to make her dish towels prettier.

Why settle for a plain piece of cloth when one can pass the chore away with such beauties....






















Awww...much better!

I think there is a sink full of dishes calling my name!!

I'm linking this post up to Sue's Blog, It's A Very Cherry World, for her very popular meme...Rednesday!! Come on over and join in the fun. :o)

I'll see you there, that is after I finish the dishes.

Fondly,
Ann

20 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh these are so cute...I have always been attracted to them. You have a nice collection, how do you display them?

Julie Harward said...

I think I would make some dishes dirty just to get to use these darlings. We sure have the same taste..I love these! ;D

Stella said...

What a lovely collection you have. My mother used to sit and embroidery dish towels. I made a set for my daughter one Christmas and she said I don't have room to display these I told her they are to use not look at.

Angela said...

I adore these dish towels...Since closing the daycare down we haven't been using the dishwasher but washing by hand..Randy has been washing, and I've been drying ...I try to get dishtowels that are 'pretty''AND of course red..LOL

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How adorable! I love these and am just a wee bit jealous! :) So cute and cheery and boy do I LOVE cheery!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Don't you just hate it when you forget to mention something? I love the new blog design! Gorgeous pictures in your header. Sweet!

Sarah said...

Your sweet dish towels are great fun. I've got some from my mother and mother-in-law and lots of newer ones too. They do make me smile! ~ sarah

Cherry Chick said...

Look at you with the new blog "do". Very nice.
Thanks so much for sharing those cute dish towels with us for Rednesday. I have a few that I think came from my grandmother but nothing as cute as the one with cherries. ;-)
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~~Carol~~ said...

I don't know if I could bear to use these because they're just too cute! I especially like the one with the pears!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Yes, I think I would have to display these and use my old ratty towels for the dishes! Actually, I hardly ever dry mine with a towel! they are allowed to "air dry" :)

The strawberry towel is my favorite. I have several strawberry items in my kitchen. ♥

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Anne, what a wonderful collection of these beauties that you have! I love them all. Now you have just planted another collection idea into my head. Thanks for stopping by to say hi. Happy Rednesday!

Kathy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I remember my mother embroidering her dishtowels. Me, I LOVE my dishwasher!!

Sunny simple life said...

I love your new header. The green basket with the fabric. Just love it.

Rebecca said...

I wash dishes everyday(we don't have a dishwasher!) such wonderful works of art!

marie said...

Drying dishes can be fun! You've definitely proved that. Love the towels!

Self Sagacity said...

Very pretty and sweet. Very nice red finds today.

Boo-Bah said...

They are so pretty. I think I would want to hang them somwhere for everyone to see. I would use them too though. I don't have a dishwasher because I like doing the dishes and those dishtowels would definitely make the job more cheerier.

SueLovesCherries said...

What a nice collection! Mister hand-washes much more than I do and he prefers terrycloth. But that doesn't stop me from getting vintage towels here and there!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Ann,

I adore all of your dish clothes. I've been collecting vintage embroidery transfers for a decade or so..they are so charming.

Thanks so much for visiting with me...you come back anytime.

Oh, and I'm the daughter of a retired military father. He was in the Air Force throughout my childhood. He retired with 24 years active duty when I was 12 years old...but I continued to travel the rest of my life for one reason or another. I've finally stopped almost two years ago.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your dish cloth collection ! They are all very pretty.
Blessings,
~Myrna