Friday, July 17, 2009

Ikea + victory

One of the purchases we've made for our new apartment is a set of 6 TEKLA tea towels from Ikea {not available online}. At .49 cents a pop, I was giddy about what a great deal they were, and how cute they would be as casual cloth napkins.

J was not convinced. In truth, I think he thought I was a little nuts.

But we brought them home with us, only $3 poorer. Infinitely richer in style, I might add.

And then I saw this backyard bridal shower on 100 Layer Cake {photos above}. Lo and behold, they used the TEKLA towels as napkins, too! You better believe I immediately emailed the link to J.

In subsequent Googling, I found this feature of the humble TEKLA on Apartment Therapy, as well. The Kitchn folks praise it effusively, saying:

"Like we said the other day, IKEA is best used in moderation. But there are some good buys there and we have a few favorites that have done very well for us. Here's another IKEA pick: the all-cotton TEKLA towel! Now, these don't actually come in napkin form, but we bought an extra dozen to use as folded cloth napkins for more informal dinner parties! We love their delicate yet strong cotton fabric, and the French-inspired red stripe. We find that the thin fabric doesn't wrinkle as badly as our heavier-weight fabric napkins."


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