You know may - or may not - know that we are developing a liking for "retro" things in our house. Following the inheritance of a table and chairs and the purchase of some other items of furniture to go with them we have gradually over the last two years been styling our Living/Dining Room to have a retro feel. Just little touches here and there.
Of course doing this makes you start to notice things that you didn't take a second glance at before. Last week I took some things to the charity shop and had a quick look around as I was there. On the hunt for retro things. I didn't find anything, there was a vase, but when I looked close up I didn't think it was old and it was rather ugly. There were also some great soup bowls, but they were only great to look at as I don't think they would have held more than a couple of spoonful's of soup. So I left them all behind.
This meant though that retro things were on my mind, and when I returned home I had a little job to do and for some reason I was thinking retro at the same time as doing that little job.
So, what was this task, I had to choose two tea towels. I had been contacted by Al of All Tea Towels who offered me the chance to review two tea towels from his website called, funnily enough, All Tea Towels. You can find it here www.all-tea-towels.co.uk. There are so many different designs to choose from it was a hard job. I was though attracted to a number of tea towels that had retro designs and when I discovered that they were designed in Scandinavia I just had to select one of those.
Here it is! What do you think? I really like it and am very happy with it. The tea towel is a lovely crisp linen and the designs remind me very much of a cookery book that my mother had many years ago. I just had to pick this one.
I was lucky enough to be able to choose another tea towel so I thought I would go for something completely different for the second choice. So chose this one.
I loved the saying. I know several real dogs and bloggy dogs who are so kind and caring and loving and this reminded me of them!
So, the review bit. Well, the choice of tea towels is great, although narrowing the choices down is hard. There are florals, funny ones, retro ones, all kinds to choose from. The service was great, they arrived well packaged and really quickly too. The designs were actually better than I was hoping for and the size of the tea towels is really good too - some of the ones that I have bought from supermarkets are so tiny, they barely dry up a teacup! I haven't laundered them - I will explain why - but I can tell that the fabrics are good quality so don't expect any problems there. If you are in the market for a new tea towel, or a gift, these are well worth looking at.
I had every intention of using these tea towels. I also planned to use and launder them before doing my review. I haven't been able to bring myself to though.
That doggie is so cute and I know just the person who would love this tea towel, so I am going to give it away and I cannot give away a used tea towel can I. The retro one is as good as I hoped it would be, and in fact, far better. so I have a little plan - that I haven't explained to hubby yet. I thought that it would look good framed up and hung in our kitchen.
I need to work on hubby though as it will mean that we need to jig things around a bit in the kitchen so it might be a little while, I will let you know how it goes. If my plans to turn this tea towel into art don't work, I will perhaps make a cushion, or even, just use it as intended. As a tea towel. I might even use this one and then just order another one to make a cushion!
So you can see why having retro on my mind influenced my choice of tea towels and this review! I am glad that it did though as I will hopefully have a great new piece of art of the kitchen.
Just so you know this is the first review that I have ever done. If I was ever asked to do another review, and I thought that the products were as lovely as these are, and were something that you would be interested in, I would repeat the experience. However, I wanted you to know that I don't plan on doing lots of sponsored posts or having advertising here. It will remain as my little blog, and I will always disclose the truth to you, because as you know honesty is very important to me. I hope that you don't mind this review and will stick with me!
Disclosure - I received two tea towels from www.all-tea-towels.co.uk to facilitate my review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. No other compensation was provided.