Nostalgia Day 29: Embroidered Dish Towels

October 29, 2012
Remember when white cotton dish towels were adorned with hand stitched embroidery?

I received hand embroidered dish towels from my Grandma for my first wedding way back in 1976. I think they are so fun as the towel sayings all rhyme and all are connected to marriage.

The Proposal.

The Wedding.

The New Home.

Never Blue.

Tea for Two.

Ever True!

A love story in dishtowels...(who knew then it wouldn't last)

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene,
    what darling dish towels, and how wonderful to have something made by your grandma!

    I still love to find old dish towels like that. I always look at yard sales, and thrift shops.

    Warm Fall Wishes..

  2. Those are so cute! I remember embroidering little puppies and flowers with my Gram. Wonderful memories.

  3. Well, the marriage didn't last but the tea towels did!! Adorable; love the colours!!

  4. Carlene those are some of the cutest dish towels!!! Love them! Gosh glad you still have them! Adorable!

    hugs, Linda

  5. Those are just too cute, and I love that all of them rhyme. You have a great attitude about it not lasting. laurie

  6. I love those embroidery towels, my Grandma gave me some and I used to do emboidery ages ago. Found your blog through Pinterest.

  7. Your dish towels are so charming! I got a set from Bill's grandmother when we were married, too. My daughter got a box full of embroidered towels for her wedding from her husband's grandmother. Hippos, elephants, and bears. Hmmmm. Not exactly what you think of for a kitchen!

    Those towels were made to last! :@

  8. These are so sweet, Carlene...and even more special being from your grandmother!

  9. I am a sucker when it comes to rescuing embroidered dish towels. Especially ones like you received with a theme for the set.

  10. Carlene, you, without question have the cutest collections around! I love these dish towels. When I go shopping with my Mom at our favorite antique shop, we both look at all the embroidered items. We usually come home with a pair of pillow cases, a dresser scarf, tablecloth or something else that were made by someone with talented hands. The ones made by your grandmother are precious.---- Shannon

  11. I am loving your grandmother's gift to you! They are so sweet and adorable! Each one is so special. I have loved these designs since I was a child. Such a treasure!

  12. How I love embroidered tea towels. My gramma made several for me for my hope chest as I was growing up. I actually have a few that are from the same pattern with the cats. I just love them.
    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful treasures, Carlene.


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