Sunday, June 27, 2010

Swedish and French


On the way home from our recent trip to NY we drove through Pittsburgh and saw an IKEA store.  So we took a driving break and went inside to look around.

I found these wonderful flour sack dish towels for the low price of 49 cents each.  That's right!  Forty. Nine. Cents.
They look a little Swedish and a little French don't they?  They could be used as a kitchen valance.  As pillow covers.  As a place mat.  You could make shrugs for the backs of your kitchen chairs.  Or, use them as they were meant....drying dishes!

Changing the subject now.  A week ago I won a giveaway that Darla from Bay side to Mountains blog had.  She hand knit some cute dish clothes and gave one away.  I won it!

Besides knitting, Darla also creates these wonderful Sketchy Ladies, and she included one with a little note on the back.  Don't you just love both of these?  If you don't know Darla, stop in a visit her.  Her blog is filled with the outdoors, book reviews, art and more.
Welcome Home,
Penny

29 comments:

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love the little dish towels! Isn't it funny how the simplest things can make us happy;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Penny....That is so funny that you mentioned IKEA in Pittsburgh because we are going there this coming Thursday! My husband is taking a few days off for the holiday and our anniversary so I told him I wanted to go to IKEA since it is 2 hours from our house. LOve those dish towels! I was just looking at similiar lookiing ones, only they were actually feed sacks(in the latest Victoria mag). Hope they still have some of those when I get there!! I had my first IKEA experience in Orlando a few months ago and I need a return visit! Thanks for sharing those!~Hugs, Patti

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your dish towels. They are wonderful and they really would be useful for so many things. Love the knit dish rag that you won too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I make those knitted dishcloths and they are really nice to use in the kitchen for washing dishes/wiping up. Glad you won!! And I love your cotton dish towels. You will enjoy those for so many projects around your house. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

~Country Lady~ said...

Love the flour sack towels. I especially love the red band. I have just plain white flour sack towels. I like yours so much better. May have to visit an IKEA soon. I love the mosaic piece they are laying on. I know it's a Penny special! You do such lovely work.

Kerrie said...

Just love those dish towels!! What a bargain! And the knitted dish cloth and little artwork tag is wonderful!

bj said...

Hand knitted dish cloth!! Now that's amazing!! :) So nice.

arkie said...

Love your flowers! Congrats on the dishcloth!

Beverly said...

You definitely scored on those dish towels. They are charming.

Congratulations on your win. My aunt makes those, and she keeps me well stocked. I think they are the greatest dish clothes ever.

Judy King said...

Thanks for sharing. Enjoy reading your posts!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm about 35 miles from that Ikea...love those dish towels and what a bargain on them!
Stop by for a visit Penny!

Have a great evening,
Rondell

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great buy! I've been looking for something like that to do embroidery work on. Very nice! And congrats on winning something so neat! ♥

Vee said...

What a sweet little find in those dish towels. Congrats on your win and that tag is really unique!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I feel a trip to Ikea coming soon. I love those towels.

Mimi Sue said...

I bought about 20 of those towels last year and I love them. We use them for napkins and I've seen somewhere someone has embroidered and added rick rack to them. They really are a great deal. Gotta love IKEA. Mimi

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Penny, great find . . IKEA is a fun store. How sweet to win something too. Hope you didn't work too hard in your garden this weekend. Sandy:O)

Alison said...

Look forward to seeing what you create from these cute Ikea dish towels
Alison

see you there! said...

Glad you liked the dishcloth and tag Penny.

I see a visit to IKEA in my near future. Those dishtowels are a great bargain.

Darla

Lynn said...

You have to love Ikea!!! Always great deals there. We go to that Ikea everytime we go to the Mall at Robinson. That is a great area. There is a Super Jo Ann Fabric there also that I could spend hours in!! (and sometimes I do LOL)
Glad you had a nice trip and found a bargin too!!!

Pondside said...

The nearest IKEA is on the mainland, but I visit it whenever I get a chance to go over....and I have some of those tea towels!

Jillian said...

Hi Penny! I just saw your vote on Natash'as blog and I agree...I use the large as well. Need my glasses if it is too small!

GREAT find on the linens!!!!!!

Julie Harward said...

I love these kind of towels too, they are great! :D

KarenHarveyCox said...

Those tea towels are great finds. Congratulations on your win.

Karen

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I went to Ikea recently too and found some other fabulous dishtowels..incredible!

Angie said...

Such a great deal on those cute dish towels!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dishtowels can be very pricy. You got a great deal, Penny! Those look like you could use them for a lot of things...you are right!

Julie said...

Thanks! I love Ikea and haven't been for awhile. The dishtowels are wonderful I just might need to stop on over to ours and see if we have any.

And congrats on winning I love knitted dish clothes!

Donna said...

I love those dish towels. Ikea has the best stuff!

Congrats on the win!

Hugs,
Donna

Kathleen Grace said...

Unbelieveable, I've paid more than that at garage sales for linens! Next time my daughter goes I'll have to have her pick some up for me. I have never been to Darla's blog, I'll go say hello:>)