Sunday, October 9, 2011

Recipe Tea Towels

As anyone who's read this blog knows, I love cooking, love recipes, and love collecting things with recipes on them such as recipe postcards, recipe rubber stamps, and now, recipe tea towels. I stumbled upon these quite accidentally with an Anthropologie purchase of a pair of towels bearing a recipe for Irish Soda Bread.  It was close to St. Patrick's Day at the time, and I thought it would be a wonderful way to wrap rustic loaves of Irish Soda Bread to give as gifts.  It was, the recipients loved it!  Foolishly, I failed to photograph the towels, the bread wrapped up in the towels, or buy an extra one to keep for myself.  Lesson learned there.  Ever since this initial purchase, I now seem to find recipe tea towels everywhere.  I also consider them to be a most practical souvenir to pick up whenever we travel.  I don't know that I'll ever make any of the recipes, but I enjoy reading and displaying them.  Try to come up with ideas for their use on your own, and please share them with me.

Here are a few of my favorites. 
A nice assortment of Manx (Gaelic) recipes on a very colorful towel.
Here's a recipe for Italian!

I love this towel with both English and Spanish versions of a recipe for Paella. I'm not going to use it as a towel though, but will fly it as a flag at our next Paella cooking bash. 
I love this cozy kitchen scene and recipe for Yorkshire Pudding.
I love everything about the newest addition to my collection from the recipe to the curtain blowing in the breeze from the open window to the table full of delicious looking scones.
This tea towel features Cornish recipes, some of them sound pretty good. I'll have to start a new series of blog posts of recipes I've tried that appear on tea towels!

This post is linked to:
Mosaic MondayLittle Red House
Metamorphosis Monday-BNOTP
Brag Monday-The Graphics Fairy
Motivate Me Monday-Keeping it Simple
Amaze Me Monday-Dittle Dattle
Thrifty Thursday-Tales from Bloggeritaville
100 Ideas Under $100-Beyond the Picket Fence
Show and Tell Saturday-Be Different Act Normal
Fall in Love - Decor to Adore
Mouthwatering Monday
Seasonal Sunday


Aledia said...

Wow, those are so beautiful!! I love all the colors in them..... Thank You for sharing them and I hope you have a wonderful week!!

eileeninmd said...

How neat, I never seen these recipes towels. They look so cute too. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

~~louise~~ said...

Those recipe tea towels are so cool, Patti. I have but one I've been saving. I don't really come across them often. I LOVE the one with the Paella recipe, if I had to choose just one:)

Thank you so much for sharing...

A Garden of Threads said...

Great idea. You have a lovely collection of tea towels.

Liberty said...

Note to self - travel more..

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those are as cute as can be! Love them!



Kim, USA said...

I read slim cake that sounds good ^_^

Fall Colors

Maggie Lamarre said...

these are just so beautiful.
I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
Have a great week,

Maggie Lamarre said...

these are very kewl
I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
Have a great week,

Karen said...

What a great collection! I never thought of collecting these. Some even look familiar.
Have a great week!
Ladybug Creek

The Tablescaper said...

What a neat collection! So sorry to be so late in getting to visit but I'm glad you chose to be a part of Seasonal Sundays this past week and hope you'll join me again this week.

- The Tablescaper