Vintage Tea Towels

Saturday, September 25, 2010
Last week I was in my favorite thrift store and found some lovely old vintage tea towels. I was so thrilled. I completely emptied the bin and came up with a total of 5 of them. The colors were all still vibrant and although there was a few stains from age (not use), I knew they were a great find...especially since they were only 25 cents each!

Last winter I wrote a post on caring for vintage linens. I used those same techniques for cleaning these lovely tea towels.

After removing surface dust, I put them to soak in some of my homemade laundry soap and some Borax in tepid water.

After several hours, I could not see anymore stains. I line dried them and then gave them a good pressing with a warm iron. See the little tag...MADE IN THE USA!!

For now, I have them stacked on my kitchen scale. I just loving seeing them when I walk into my kitchen. Aren't vintage kitchen linens just sweet?!

Sharing this week at:

Laurie's ~ A Few of My Favorite Things
Stephanie's ~ Sunday Showcase
Tam's ~ Three Or More Tuesday
Sue's ~ Rednesday
Suzanne's ~ Vintage Thingie Thursday