Here is a new blog series for you, showing you tried and true vintage items that are still great to use today. Now that I'm no longer selling antiques, it makes me miss picking up all these great finds! But in this series we'll show you great vintage and antique items to collect and most of which I use in my own home! And we'll show you why vintage did it just right.
Vintage Tea Towels. Why are these great? If you're like me, you've tried all kinds of dish drying towels over the years. They might be great on the first day but eventually they seem to stop soaking up water. Solution? Try vintage tea towels. Available in every antiques market, thrift store, and usually under $6. Often made of pure linen or cotton, our grandmothers didn't have fabric softeners like we do today. Fabric softeners coat the fibres and eventually your towels will stop drying effectively. Available in countless patterns and styles, and my favourite - yearly calendars. When looking for vintage, try to find unused if possible. When laundering, best to wash in HOT water, no fabric softener, and let air dry - preferably outdoors! What to do if your tea towels already have too much resistance built up? Try laundering them in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. Again, let air dry. Happy resurrecting!