Moving to another state has encouraged me to take stock of my belongings, and I have decided that my college dorm dish towels aren't STL-worthy.
As you see above, I have found some really fun flour sack cloth towels, some in pretty designs and others are calendar towels with dates ranging from the early 60's to the late 70's...Above is a towel that I picked up from a vendor at my local flea market.... the colors are too bright for me to believe that this is "true" vintage, but the flour sack cloth is clearly vintage itself.
The screen print, however, was just quirky enough for me to fall in love...an elderly woman with balloons? why? its just enough irony to make me chuckle :-)
This last towel is one of my favorite calendar towels....and my oldest, dated 1966. I have read that these calendar towels were first made in the middle 50's, so I am always on the hunt for an earlier date! I have also read that they can be worth up to $30/towel....(definitely NOT what I paid for mine!)
I love the history that is told by a simple flour sack cloth dish towel, imprinted with a calendar of that given year and a picture/phrase to capture the state of America....peace and plenty....if only things were as simple today :-)