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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No Sew Tea Towel Kitchen Curtains





My grandmother embroidered these beautiful tea towels for me when I married my sweet husband 10 years ago. Each one has a little pot of herbs. They match my compost crock perfectly. I've kept them in a drawer in my studio hoping to put them to some great artsy use because I didn't want them to get stained in my kitchen. I thought about using them in a quilt (I'm still planning to do that with some of my other embroidered tea towels) but then I saw this really cute curtain idea in Better Homes and Gardens a few months ago and had my "a-ha!" moment. They provide some much needed privacy from the neighbors now that our leaves are down for the winter.

All I did was hang a cafe rod across the kitchen window and use curtain rings with clips to fold over and clip up my cute little towels. I love the fact that they are no-sew and I can change them for the holidays.

Now, I think about my grammy while I'm doing dishes at the sink and remember her pot roast and zucchini bread, picking vegetables in her garden, watching her sew adorable little clothes for my Barbies and baby dolls, looking through family photo albums together, and best of all her warm hugs. It's such a simple reminder and fills my heart with joy.

14 comments:

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful idea! I wish I had an ounce of that creativity *sigh*.

ParentingPink said...

Love the idea! I also love that it's something sentimental that you can glance at and remember your grandma! Very sweet!

mong shan said...

How clever! Love the embroidery

My Inspired Heart said...

Now, that is a clever idea! I love this....and I have some old vintage towels from my grandmother and really need new curtains. This idea I may have to borrow! LOVE IT!

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stACEy said...

oh and I love the story and the curtains are beautiful!

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Letti said...

I love your blog. I found you on tcb. I love your platters those are adorable.

Emily said...

Hi! I'm here from Today's Creative Blog. I love this idea! I currently have napkins folded into triangles for valances in my kitchen. Anything that I don't have to sew makes me happy! Your blog looks super fun!

Emily@remodelingthislife

Tracey said...

Great Idea!
Thanks for sharing

Hugs!
Tracey
polkadotsandpicketfences.com

Kimberly said...

That's an awesome idea and I love the sentimentality behind it. Your grandmother would be thrilled. Good job!

Bridget said...

That is so clever!

Miranda said...

Very cute! Love your blog. Found it through Today's Creative Blog. :)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

That's such a great idea!

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