Yes, it's true that, besides the chef, the kitchen towel IS the most hard working element in the kitchen; it's helpful - drying, mopping, protecting - or just sitting pretty in all its colourful glory and fun designs which brighten up a kitchen and doing the chores.
But have you ever thought about taking the kitchen towel out of the kitchen? These days, kitchen towels, whether traditional cotton, terry, waffle or linen, are decorative enough to take a more leading role in other rooms in the home. Let's say in a family bathroom, where you could have just one, embellished with embroidery, hung over your everyday towels to add a bit of whimsey or seasonal flair. Or several with bold graphics and hues to add a punch of colour, separately folded or rolled and on the countertop in the guest bathroom to be used individually. Did you read Casa Lusa's blog last week? Of COURSE Ms. M. Stewart's going to create a project using kitchen towels and make fun, useful, and inexpensive!, decorative pillows for the bedroom, family or living room. I think she's even got one for adapting kitchen towels into café style curtains. And why not? Imagine swapping out your kitchen towel curtains whenever you wanted so you could finally 'use' your grandmother's linen towels she embroidered for her dowry and now you've inherited.
At Casa Lusa we unfortunately do not have granny's heirlooms, but certainly tea towels lovely enough to serve as your own heirlooms. Like these ones above - waffle or jacquard, 50x70cm, 83% cotton + 17% linen for only €4,00 each!