Thursday, August 31, 2023

Pretty Things Around The House

 Adding "Pretty" In Unexpected Places

Hello everyone! Can you believe that today is the last day of August and that September starts tomorrow?! Time just seems to be flying by and I know that many of you are already starting to think about your Fall touches you will add to your homes. I'm not that far along yet, though. Today, I'm sharing some ways that I have added what I think are pretty touches around our house. And I think they could be called "unexpected" touches of pretty because these items are often overlooked as just basic workhorses of the home. 

If you haven't already guessed, I'm talking about tea towels in the kitchen. Several years ago, one of my sisters gifted us with the tea towel you see above as one of our Christmas gifts. I have loved using this tea towel so much! First of all, it is pretty with the red truck and apples under a tree. The red edging is pretty as well. But, it is also thicker than most tea towels I have owned and really absorbent. It lasts longer between washings and, if stained, I can spray the stains and they come right off. I liked this tea towel so much I looked at the tag on it and found it is from Kay Dee Designs. So I checked on Amazon and lo and behold there are many Kay Dee Designs kitchen towels available. 

Some of the towels can be purchased two to a set and others as individual purchases. Over the last couple of years I have added to my kitchen towels a few at a time until I now own six of the Kay Dee Designs towels. 

I appreciate the high quality of these towels, the graphics choices and the cute sayings on the towels. 

These towels are a little pricier, IMO, than towels I could get elsewhere but sometimes paying for higher quality is worth it. Kitchen chores can be so mundane and it's nice to have a cheerful towel to look at and use!

And with messages like this, who knew that doing kitchen chores could be inspirational? I get nothing from sharing about these kitchen towels. I just like them and use them. If you are interested check out the link above. There are so many choices that one can choose from!

I also added some more pretty in "my room" with this faux antique telephone that I found at our local Human Shelter thrift store. I just love the white with pink roses that are on the phone. My Mom had a similar phone in her bedroom and I think of her each time I see this phone.

And the phone is the perfect touch for sitting on the telephone table that I have from my late sister's home. I moved this phone table under a window in "my room" and I can see it as I walk down our hall. So pretty! I like "old fashioned" and my room has several old fashioned touches now. 

You know, pretty touches around the home can be as simple as tea towels and telephones when they bring you joy and put a smile on your face. And these items that I have shared with you today do just that when I see and use them! Think about little touches that you can use (or are already using) in your own homes! And be sure to share with me in the comments about your ideas for bringing pretty to your home, okay? I can't wait to hear from you!

Until Next Time,


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I also love to use tea towels to decorate and always have a towel on the handles of my oven.

Sharon said...

I really enjoyed your post and the idea of using simple items that are also pretty. I like your choice of tea towels and that telephone is so lovely! I agree that it is just the perfect touch. I'm glad that these items bring you joy. I recently bought an inexpensive glass pumpkin to display during the upcoming fall season. I knew as I kept going back to it in the store that it would be one of those simple things that would bring me joy.

Iris said...

Oh I love the touches featured in today's blog. Love the little table, I'd have to find a place for it - and of course the telephone. I did have one similiar many years ago, but too many moves and it went bye-bye. Now the towels are a sweet story, I'm going to check them out.

One of my DIL's is nuts over tee towels so I've got to look these up that you posted. She's given my many over the years tht I still have in circulation. I guess it's time to dig out the fall decor. I just can't seem to resolve the idea that FALL is almost here. Where did summer go. I blinked. It's September. I think I need to get with the time and catch up.
Blessings, Iris

Joy said...

Those tea towels are lovely and I think I am going to invest in a few because I agree with you that really good tea towels are like an investment. They pay back time and time again over years.

I'm delighted to see that I can now 'follow' your blog. Brilliant, now I won't miss a single one.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments! I am enjoying the tea towels very much!