Hi, friends! Are Christmas preparations in full swing at your houses? They are at mine. Our three Christmas trees are up (don't worry, they're all little!), as is our nativity, and we're excited to begin our Advent calendar on Thursday. I'm also turning a more serious eye to the remainder of my Christmas list. I'm about half done... how about y'all?
If your answer was "haven't started," I've got a suggestion: vintage state kitchen towels. I happened upon one the other day, and was reminded how fun they are. I think they'd make the best gift for a pal with a colorful home, a softness for vintage style, or some fierce state pride, and would look so cute framed or sewn into a pillow. A quick search yielded a few vintage and reproduction sources:
Antique Kitchen has 12 states represented, and each is $14.
Nanalulu's has several states, though their website is pretty hard to navigate. I like this Florida one ($9).
Here's a Minnesota kitchen towel for $6.30.
This pretty celebrating all of New England is $15.
I like this bold pattern for California ($7). This California one is pretty, too.
Finally, if you don't want to spend time searching, you can go straight to Cat Studio, though you'll pay more for the convenience. They stock just about every type of location, from states to cities, from regions and resorts to national parks and countries. Their kitchen towels are $20.