Simple Beauty and Gift Ideas

Like William Morris, the revered 19th century designer of wallpapers, fabrics carpets, and tapestries, I too believe that our homes should only contain what we believe to be beautiful or functional. "Live with beauty" is a mantra of mine. The simple hand-printed April Cornell tea towel, absorbent, artistic, colorful, conceived with purpose - dish drying - and serendipitously multipurpose as gift wrapping - pie covering, decor making and just plain non-stop prettifying of kitchen and hearth - is such an item. The fact that a 19 x 27-inch honeycomb cloth is also pure cotton, printed with original patterns and poetry, is made in a woman-run factory and gives meaningful employment for designers, printers, dyers, tailors, packers, shippers and salespeople, makes that humble tea towel an item we can all be proud of.
Enjoy this video and learn the magic inherent in a basic, yet beautiful tea towel. It has some great tips for hostess gifts for the upcoming holidays too!

Feel Beautiful, Live Beautiful, Be Beautiful

“Have nothing in your house which

you do not know

to be useful,

or believe to

be beautiful.”

William Morris, 1880


animal print gal said...

Ditto on "I love living with beauty" every detail in the home has to be meaningful and beautiful. I have a number of your tea towels, and oh I so much enjoy them day in and day out!
Thank you April for being you!

Unknown said...

Giving gift to the friends on good ocation is so good habit and i say that you have to give gift on this type of ocation to make feel to friend that you are really happy and sharing feelings with them.


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