Thursday, June 14, 2012

Layering: Farmhouse Style



Morning shadows enticed me to take this "shadow shot" for you...


My family knows not to use the dishtowels hanging from the oven door. They're just for looks.  I love this "sweet corn" towel, one in a package of older Martha Stewart Living dishtowel from Kmart eons ago...


I really miss going in there just to look at the good Martha stuff they had for the kitchen and other textiles for the home.  In fact, I loved her dishtowels so much I used them all over the house for anything but dishtowels and I still have many of them, some of the favorites of mine are these:




Gingham with contrasting rick-rack on each edge from Martha Stewart's line at Kmart.  I use these for dresser scarves in my guest bedroom...
  


The dishtowel on my oven door handle underneath, came from an antique or thrift store somewhere, in the exact bright and cheery colors I like in my kitchen.

Do you have your favorite "don't touch" dishtowels?  



I need a new source for cute textiles for the kitchen, as Martha isn't putting out the kind of stuff that's for me anymore.  


EDITED TO ADD:


A reader suggested this company:  Mary Lake Thompson; made right here in the USA.  Thanks, Becka!  


My sister, Mary, recommends this company for vintage-style textiles for the kitchen:  see MODA HOME.





10 comments:

Becka said...

Yes I do! They're from Mary Lake Thompson. Not only is she amazingly talented, she is a local girl too. Even better my daughters have worked for the company for over 10 years. Her kitchen towels are only one of the hundreds of beautiful items that are made right here in Oroville CA. Check out her store link
http://store.marylakethompson.com/
let me know if there is something you like.
Hugs- Becka

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh why do all things we love go away. I too miss MS at KMart. My kids use whatever towel is out so I don't spend much on them.

Echoes From the Hill said...

Some local high end kitchen stores are a decent place for kitchen towels. They usually have a good selection and you don't have to pay for shipping. I loved the fifties-like towels at Moda Home, but the shipping is nearly fifteen dollars.
I love your gingham check kitchen towels!
nancyr

blushing rose said...

Impossible to do with my hubby ...
Have a wonderful day, my friend
Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Absolutely NOT! Everything in my house is touch, use and I hope it breaks while in use and not while being dusted. Life is too short for saving something for later. I'm living NOW -smile-.

Tanya said...

Joni,
I LOVE dishtowels on the oven handle! I forbid them to touch them! They DO NOT listen! How do you train them to mind????????
Those towels are so me! I can't wait to check out those sites!
Tanya

Grandma Becky said...

I have one dishtowel on the oven handle that is crocheted at the top with a button on it. I have a few of them and my husband doesn't use it for some reason. I do. I love pretty dishtowels as well. I use them and then buy more. When I see one I like I buy it if it's within reason. Usually don't send away for any.

Carol said...

I love the gingham ones with the rickrack! They shouldn't be hard to make......

Stephanie said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with "untouchable" towels on the oven. If I ever see my husband reaching for it I smack his hand away and redirect him to the one hanging on the cabinet door. : )

I LOVE the color combos of your towels and the gingham...oh so cute! Red, green, and yellow is my favorite too.

Julie Hinds said...

Men are not easily trained! My kids usually don't use the stove "handle" one but he does! Just yesterday I caught him drying out the bowl he used to hold the gallon zip lock bags he filled up with fresh caught walleye! I know there was fish juice in there, at the very least it needed a soapy bath! I too love the rick-rack towels! I always check yard sales for old packages of rick-rack, you can never have enough and it makes anything cute! I got some cute feedsack printed towels at the dollar store in Clio last week, they were nice quality too!