Etsy is choc-full of toned-down to super bright tea towels, and you can rest assure you’ll find one that suits your taste and decor. Here’s a roundup of our favourites.
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For a tea towel that’s as beautiful as it is functional, head straight to luluandluca. Their shop is brimming with gorgeous towels and this art deco-inspired one is very popular. The vintage-style floral design is original, and as if that isn’t enough, it’s also printed on 100 per cent unbleached cotton. With three colours available — blue, red and mustard yellow — a set of these towels would make an excellent gift. And if you’re a sucker for packaging, you’ll be happy to hear that the towels come beautifully wrapped in twine and tissue.
Bold and bright
If you want tea towels that will brighten up your kitchen (and the time you spend drying the dishes), these patterned ones are just right. Sold in a set of two, one of the towels features a yellow and white zig zag print, while the other mixes it up in grey and white. The designs have been screen printed on a natural cotton that resembles and feels like linen and there is also a loop attached to make for easy hanging. If you’re hunting for more bold prints and colourful tea towels, the creator, DeliciousPillows, has tons of options in his shop.
If you’re partial to kitschy and cute accessories or you just want a tea towel that will make you smile (yes, they exist!), this one has your name written all over it. With the quote “you, me and a cup of tea” scrawled across it, this towel encapsulates everything that’s great about kitchens: good company and great conversations over a cuppa. The whimsical illustration of a mug just adds to the cuteness. In keeping with the simple theme, the designer, HaveAGanderUK, has kept the colours to a minimum: just green writing on a white background.
Funny and fab
Any tea towel that gives us the giggles deserves an award. This one from FrenchSilver is as witty as they come. Featuring illustrations of utensils and the slogan “just beat it”, this towel is both simple and unique. The design has been printed onto traditional flour sack material, which is lightweight and super absorbent. The print was also heat transferred, meaning that it won’t fade or peel off no matter how much you wash the towel. If you want more funny catchphrases lighting up your home, check out the designer’s shop.