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
William Morris, 1880