I ask the question about the lowly dishtowel. Who doesn’t like a new dishtowel? Not me that’s for sure! I love to put out a new dishtowel. I have quite a collection including seasonal dishtowels.
Dishtowels make a nice present I think too although I have come across some people who do not use them. How do they dry their hands in the kitchen never mind dry a dish, pot or pan?
About 30 years ago when my parents were visiting me, I woke up one morning to find my Dad scrubbing the bottoms of my pans. I have a pot rack and our pans hang there. Unlike some who use their pot rack as a decorative feature with decorative pots and pans, we use our pot and pans. This means the bottoms of pans do become discolored because unlike my Dad I don’t scrub the bottoms!
My Mother was drying the pans that Dad had scrubbed shiny and said, “Isn’t it time for some new dish towels?” I looked at the towels she had pulled out and she was right. They were more than a bit on the shabby side!
Once a dishtowel is looking less than pretty it becomes a rag! Shopping at yard sales and thrift stores I have found many new dishtowels. I don’t usually like any dishtowels that have words on them. Ideally I like 2 that match or coordinate because I always put out 2.
My favorite dishtowel to date is one I would usually never buy let alone love. It is pink, has pompoms and words! But the words make me smile, as do the pompoms. “She dreams in perfect French”. That just tickles me!
Are you a dishtowel aficionado? Do you enjoy a new dishtowel as a gift or buying one for yourself?