All Tea Towels

Thursday, October 20, 2011





First off, thanks for entering the Kalee Giveaway...and mucho luck to you. If you haven't yet, you still have until Sunday night. If you're lucky maybe I'll even throw in some Swiss chocolat??

And next...I want to talk tea towels!
So, this is my first ever review of something that someone has sent me (tea towels). I was all nervous at first because seriously, what if they were awful? but they weren't. Because honestly, how can a "T" towel be awful? It's kind of the opposite of awful (and we can fight about it if you want)! Actually, what is awful is my camera skills for this post, I haven't learned about timers apparently. And I know the pictures are blurry but I think they look cool like that? ....And you all just questioned my coolness. Right.

ANYWAY,

Al, from All Tea Towels (based in Ireland), emailed asking if I'd like to check out his website and offered to send me 2 towels to review. I've never accepted anything like that before, but I couldn't resist because like I said, they are tea towels. Even Mark was excited and surfing through all of the options (we didn't agree on which towels to get but I won, obviously!)

I chose the T Towel and the Union Jack (a nod to one of my fave cities) - I let him know and he sent them right away. He always wrote back to me asap which is important to be me because I hate waiting! Plus 1.

They are pretty cute right? What else do I say? I'm not sure. I liked them a lot. The prices on the website really good (starting at 3.95 (pounds)). The only not ok thing is washing them. I threw them in the washer and dryer and the red didn't totally hold it's color - and I'd hand dry them also because they can shrink. This of course is written on the tags but I am clearly not a girl who reads clothing tags when some of my laundry is still blue from that shirt. (....)

Anyway, I love them both. My favorite one is the "t" tea towel because it's organic and made from un-bleached cotton. IT IS SO SOFT. and it's funny :)

And btw, Al is kind of fun on FB...you can like it here!



and...here are some of my other faves...


Ok bye!

54 comments:

Hollie said...

ummm.. I need a Union Jack tea towel in my life. I think I need to start on my xmas wishlist immediately.

ellie said...

Cool. I hadn't thought they'd be that big.

ivy's closet said...

So interesting. Its just something I never think about having. We have them...but they hide in the drawer most of the time.

Julie said...

Really nice, I like how big they are...that's always a plus for hanging them in the kitchen. xo

molly said...

I love the Union Jack Tea towel. Great review.

lucy and sarah said...

Oh so unique. Really spice up the kitchen without having to mess it up.

Dancing Branflake said...

No joke, while in London one of my dancing friends was OBSESSED with getting tea towel everywhere she went. She swore they were the best souvenir because they packed lightly and were fairly inexpensive. Love them now!

Sara said...

LOVE the t towel! The other ones look fun too, I like decorating details like that.

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

LyddieGal said...

those are really cute, and i agree that the washing thing is a downer.
it's hard enough trying to keep my silk shirts clean without destroying them - when it comes to washing towels i want to throw them in the washer and dryer without worry.

Josie said...

What fun little tea towels! I love the "t" one!
xo Josie
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Jamie said...

Some great patterns - love the "t"

Blace said...

Ahh! So cute. I've never really thought about tea towels...don't know if I would have much use for them.

Nikki said...

Cute! I should buy some for my Brit neighbor. I don't read labels either and if I can't run it through the washing machine I never feel like things are clean.

Some of those would make a good base for a throw pillow too!

Sara Szatmary said...

I love using tea towels to cheaply change up the look of my kitchen

Ashley said...

Cute designs on those towels :) I'm intrigued...

Annie said...

i LOVE. especially the NY one:)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love love the N.Y.C. one.......they are like little works of art!

Gloria said...

I love tea towels! The "t" (for terrific?) one is super cute

Lisa Griffin said...

Tea towels are totally fun, but i can never use them! bc then when they get dirty i don't want to hang them out like beautiful kitchen candy anymore :)
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pop pop portraits said...

these tea towels are très spunky, I love them!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I can never resist a good t towel--i collect them and then always feel sad when they get worn out, lol. These are lovely!
xo Mary Jo

Christianna said...

Wow, these are so cool! I'm a big fan! How much fun!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I love the 'T' towel, it made me laugh so much!!! Your review was great :)

Olga said...

The design of these towels is wonderful. Of course, there is cause to be concerned that they will fade.

Carly said...

They are SO cute..love it.

I know how you felt..I just partnered up with a lingerie brand and they sent me product to review and i was like, OH NO, what if the bra is horrible..what do you do? Pretend it never arrived in the mail..thats what you do...
thankfully I didn't have to do that- the bra was gorgeous and your towels were adorable ...all is right with the world.
C

Sunny & Star said...

How doesn't love tea towels. The towels you picked out are very pretty.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oh so fun and quirky! These come in such great styles too!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Marisa A. said...

those are so cute! I totally want the union jack one too.

Nnenna said...

These tea towels are so pretty and how awesome is a tea towel with the letter 't' on it- so cute! :D

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Diana Mieczan said...

I also love tea towels and the T one is really sweet. Hope you are having a great week so far, darling. Kisses

Collette Osuna said...

I think the towels are super cute:)


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Vicky said...

These are cool. I want one!


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bron @ baby space said...

cute! love anything with typography (more or less)so the t is a winner with me too :)

Anna of IHOD said...

Those are fantastic! I love the giant "t" one. I think tea towels are such a fun addition to the kitchen!

Karina Cifuentes said...

These are SO rad.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

These are fun! I love collecting antique tea towels and such.

modanista junkie said...

These are amazing!!! So need one for me!!


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Diana said...

I love the letter t one. I think when people see it and say "haha, cute TEA towel", you can be like "yeah T stands for my old turtle I had" and then they'll be like "It also stands for TEA, as in TEA towel" and then you can just look blankly at them and say "I don't get it."

Anyways, that's how I picture this whole thing playing out.

Jess said...

Oh my gosh, I love them...especially the T towel!

Gracie said...

I'm quite partial to tea towels myself. So thanks for the review. These are lovely and I will have to check them out. x

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love all of these designs! That T towel is super cute and clever :)

Monique said...

wow these towels are cool i love the happy thought one.

chaoskontrolowany said...

So awesome, love it!:)

Tine said...

Wohooo... love the Union Jack!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

Krystal, one thing i'd never do is question your coolness girl - i'd even say it's part of your embedded gene phenom so therefore an inherent property of the fine ass real estate here on Village. LOVE those tea towels and your review of them.

the patterns they use are fab, i could totally see making them into pillow cases too. a possible diy after all the color has bled a bit more from ye ol' Union Jack perhaps ; )

terrific review! xo ♥

Catita said...

I think one of our pets would be awesome, one of Bama the superstar for you guys and one of Mimi the princess for us!!!
xoxo
Catita

STYLE'N said...

Yes pretty cute for sure. I like the ones you picked out too. Hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Oooh fun!

Lisa Michelle Cifuentes said...

I love these designs! so pretty.

little t said...

I have a secret love for tea towels... I love the first one- the 't' towel. Cute.

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Cleaver T-towl. The 'Pound' one looks pretty cool. You can never have enough.

Jennifer Young said...

a t towel!? genius...haha i love it.
j.

ashley // chasing heartbeats said...

For tea towels, these are awesome! a random fact? for some reason about 50% of the gifts I receive are tea towels... mostly from andreas's family and my mom's friends, but it is kinda weird... Maybe they are hinting that I need to be a better house wife.... ? :)

 

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