Vintage Towels

In my effort to be more organized, I have been trying to figure out what some of our big problem areas are. One small problem area is bath towels. After bath time, there is always at least one bath towel laying on the floor. None of the kids want to claim it as their own, and we often can’t be sure which child left it there. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a massive problem, but it is something that we can fix very easily. I kept my eyes out at the thrift store for some pretty vintage towels for the girls. Now, every child has their own colour of towel, which means that we know exactly whose towel is on the floor. We could have just bought different coloured towels at the store, but why do that when there are some fantastic vintage ones out there, and at a fraction of the price. I just love these and the girls really like the floral patterns. Besides, they are very good quality towels, they have to be, to be in such good shape after years of use. So we’ll see how this organizes bath time a bit better. I guess if all else fails, we have prettier towels.

family, green, home, thrift store finds • Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 • 15 Comments »
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15 Responses to “Vintage Towels”

  1. I love second hand towels… they’re always so jazzy!

    I can never find bath size ones, I’ve got several hand size ones which are great for swimming etc, but you’ve obviously got a good source!

  2. Adina says:

    Unfortunately they don’t make towels that last any more. Those towels remind me of some my siblings and I got from our great grandma. My mom still has several of the towels she received as wedding gifts, and they are in about the same condition or better than the towels she bought about 10 years ago.

    I’ve often thought of decorating regular towels by applying a strip of fabric along one edge. So in a situation like yours you could add a strip to each that has each child’s name on it.

  3. Petit Filoux says:

    Very clever idea! Honestly, you come up with such great things, your family must thing you’re absolutely brilliant! x

  4. Rosaleen says:

    My oldest girl would adore the top towel, she loves pink! I find it really hard to find nice quality bath ‘sheets’ (That’s the name we give in the UK to supersize towels that if you wrap it round you it would reach from your neck down to your ankles!)

  5. lucy says:

    Oh my goodness, I remember using one as a child almost identical to that one on top x

  6. Jenny says:

    Be sure your bath time sins will find you out! What a brilliant plan, now if only I could work out who uses the last of the loo roll without replacing it I would have it all sussed. xx

  7. amber says:

    what a great idea! i may have to steal it some day.
    finds at the thrift store are always much more exciting.
    well done, friend.

  8. AG Ambroult says:

    see? there you go with the thrift store again đŸ˜‰
    having a different color towel for each child is a great way to organize it. Don’ t you just love those pat-yourself-on-the-back mothering moments?

  9. Selena says:

    I play around with the idea of new towels, pop into Macy’s and when I see the high prices I head back to the thrift stores. I love the method of using certain colors for each child. That is brilliant. We too have the same towel issue that you talk about.

  10. French Knots says:

    I made a bath mat out of a recycled towel and pillowcase, nice to reuse them. I like the pattern of that pink towel.
    My children have different colours but usually both towels end up on the floor!!

  11. Petit Filoux says:

    By the way, I’ve just given you an award! Come and pick it up when you have a minute! x

  12. Deb says:

    Oh it sounds like our house. Glad my children aren’t the only ones that seem unable to pick up wet towels!

    I thought ages ago how I’d buy all of us a bale each of different sized towels. Very expensive way to do it but I think it would take forever to source seven second hand ones.

    Plus, hmmm, I just think I prefer new towels (and I’m lazy!). xx

  13. Anna, Sydney says:

    That’s sneaky! I like it. ;o)

  14. Great idea. Love those towels. Reminds me of the ones my grandmother used to have.

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