Why retro fans (and others) love “kitschy” souvenir tea towels?

Sentimental as Anything

What memories do YOU get from those old vintage touristy-looking tea towels? (or dish towels as they call them in the US).

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In this dishwasher age, I haven’t thought about tea towels for years – but they bring back so many warm and funny  and comforting memories.

I actually bought a tea towel today when I stumbled across a whole  vintage tea towel “shop” at at antique store that offered an amazing collection of unused vintage tea towels.

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Happy memories came flooding back of childhood holidays to touristy spots. Also childhood memories of  (before we had a dishwasher) doing the dishes as a family – YOU WASH, I’LL DRY!

Back before the American influence of “doing the dishes” – we called it washing up and wiping up!

Washing up time was a great time to talk about your day and there’s something about talking while you are doing a…

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