I collect kitchen towels. I don’t remember when it started really, only that I began picking them up here and there—and now I can’t stop.
I think it started because I realized I had way too much stuff sitting on tables and shelves, so when I went somewhere I didn’t want to bring home something else “pretty” that would just take up space. I wanted something practical.
They’re nothing if not practical, and they’re handy. They don’t last forever so it’s an item with a built-in life cycle. Plus every time I use a towel I remember that specific trip, who I was with, what we did, etc… They’re nice memory keepers.
Here’s one from a trip to Paris a couple of years ago…
Here’s another from a Saturday morning when Kels and I took a cooking class centered around food from the novel (and movie) The Help…
Here are a few others I grabbed a while back at Belle Meade Plantation here in Nashville (setting of my Belle Meade Plantation novels)…
Last Friday Kelsey (my daughter) and I made a quick trip to Bella Vintage Marketplace in Franklin to check out all the booths. It was such fun (always is, hanging with Kels), and I loved this one particular booth that had—you guessed it—beautiful Southern inspired kitchen towels.
I wanted five of them but decided on one. I need to keep this fetish under control, after all. And this is the one I chose…
Isn’t he cute!
The booth was Southern Fried Design Barn (waving to you, Amy), and oh…what fabulous stuff she has! Everything from kitchen towels to gift cards to notepads to prints to napkins. All so pretty…and practical. Great for gift giving too.Check out Southern Fried Design Barn website
What’s something you collect? It can be practical…or not! : )
Can’t wait to hear from you!
In case you want to order something from Southern Fried Design Barn,
here’s a code for 10% off. And be sure and tell Amy that Tamera sent you!