The Radical Tea Towel Company is new to me, but I love them! I mean part of me wishes these guys had been around when I was married. I’d have slipped a few of these into the ex FIL’s kitchen, just for the heck of it.
Oh, I wouldn’t have known where to start, although I love the Maya Angelou one up at the top there. And anything remotely left leaning would have definitely been more me than him. Perhaps a bit of Karl Marx?
They might have started out just with tea towels, but they now have mugs, oven gloves, even fridge magnets so all sorts of options for all kinds of food lovers or just anyone you need an interesting gift for. I think I might need some new mugs, a bit of quiet subversion over the tea run perhaps.
From To Dry For, one of my favourite websites. They make tea towels into a thing of joy, for one of the dullest jobs in the kitchen.
Always worth checking in on what’s new with them, they just keep finding new designs and designers to create a moment in the dull routine to just brighten the day up. Now if that isn’t worth a few moments of time I’m not sure what is.
So, I can’t say these will make the task any easier, but will make it slightly more entertaining. My best advice is put the Christmas tunes on loud, and have a glass of something delicious to hand. Every three dishes dried means you get at least a sip!
But I’m not massive on commemorative stuff, but I do like a good tea towel. When George was born, I had one from To Dry For, but they haven’t done one (yet) so of all the ones I’ve seen then I like this one from Milly Green best.
Of course, I don’t expect Princess Charlotte to get acquainted with drying up any time soon, but for the rest of us, a tea towel is a practical thing but it needn’t be dull or boring. And, unlike some awful china, it won’t take up much space!
Although if you do buy mugs and things, at least if you hang onto them for long enough they become sort of ironic chic. Wish I had hung onto my Silver Jubilee mugs!
You could go ahead and just donate, but if you’re in need of a new tea towel or two then head over to To Dry For, and check out the five tea towels that they are supporting this charity with. Considering that they are all under £10, then I think it’s very generous that £2.50 from each sale goes to the charity.
I really like Tea Time, but to be fair all five are great. Go on, be generous and dry in style as well!
So, I will be looking at the Rob Ryan Dear Santa tea towel which, post festive drying up and presumably a spin through the washing machine, can be made into a Christmas stocking for next year. To be honest, if you’re concerned about quantity of gifts, then you may want to buy two and just stitch them together, forget the cutting out!
Didn’t plan to write about tea towels so soon, but didn’t figure on getting a newsletter from To Dry For. I do love their range, and I love two of their new tea towels in particular.
I do love the Bee Friendly tea towel. I think this will be going to BFF’s home when it’s her fella’s birthday. The designer Stuart Gardiner has collaborated with Friends of the Earth on this, and 75 pence from sale of each towel goes to the charity.
And for the tea lover, then I think then the Personaliteas towel is perfect. Who doesn’t want Brian Breakfast or Gracie Green hanging around? Love it!
Take a look, this is a business I like to support, and a gift that I think is always a great one for a foodie. Lets face it, we’re always likely to have the most washing up!
When I wrote my first post about some of the good stuff I’d spotted for the Jubilee, I did write that I was surprised that at that time To Dry For had no teatowels for the occasion, having stocked such a great one for the Royal Wedding last year. Well, as you can see, they have well and truly come up trumps!
Designed by Maria Holmer-Dahlgreen, who also has a great Olympics design on offer as well. Hoping he doesn’t read this, I shall be taking this to the US for a dear friend who loves all things British, and is very jealous of our Jubilee. This does celebrating but in a modern way, and also weighs very little.
It does say it’s limited edition, although there are no details on what that means, so I wouldn’t put it away thinking it will make you thousands on Antiques Roadshow in your dotage. I would either use it as intended, or frame it!
I’ve written before that I really rather like tea towels, and that I think they’re a great gift for foodies. I’m also very fond of the site To Dry For as a great source for very funky tea towels. And I am loving the Royal Wedding tea towel they have.
Of course I know there are no official tea towels, so this one will be my choice of the best of the non official ones! I love the design, love the corgi. Who won’t smile if they get one of these? Lets face it, even the happy couple themselves might be very happy to get one of these.
If only some of the “official” merchandise was as good as this! Go on, celebrate this special day with a good bit of British ironic humour, with something as practical as it is decorative.