Sunday, September 19, 2010
Vintage Italian Tea Towels
For years I have been using these wonderful tea towels at my mother-in-law’s house. The illustrations I think were done by an Italian illustrator called Milvia and the towels given as a promotional gift by a company selling household goods, (sorry…, but I can’t be more specific than that). Milvia I suspect is the illustrators name and not the name of the company who produced the towels. I also have no idea how old they are, I think they’ve been drying pots for quite some time. My “Milvia” searches on the web have so far come up with nothing.
Although these towels are a bit of a mystery I really love them, the colours and illustrations are great and the handwritten typeface is superb.
Venerdì… giardinaggio, translated means “Friday… gardening”, such a wonderful dress and hat with a gorgeous balcony in flower.
Lunedì… bucato, translated means “Monday… washing”, it’s a shame that this towel is in bad condition as the face is lovely.
Domenica… trattoria, translated means “Sunday… restaurant”, I just love the headscarf and shoes!
Obviously I have now re-valued them and have stopped using them to dry the dishes. I am also on the hunt for the other four days of the week!
For more heavenly tea towels to buy, catch up with this great site, to dry for.