Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vintage Dishtowel Search

I just got back from JoAnn Fabrics. I've decided to start an embroidery project to take on my next trip.  We fly for HOURS and I wanted to take a small project that I can be sure will get on the plane both going and coming home. I have two vintage dish towels with terriers on them. They are from a set of Day-Of-The-Week towels. I only have Monday and Tuesday. They are not Scottie dogs, either. They are Buddys. I've been watching for transfers on Ebay and Etsy and I haven't quite found what I'm looking for. But, I thought I'd show you what I found today. 

Did you know that JoAnn's still sells Aunt Martha's embroidery transfers? They also carry vintage looking dishtowels on which to do the embroidery. I didn't. You can also find them at Colonial Patterns.

You can find lovely vintage dishtowels on Etsy and Ebay.  These are adorable and unused! Look at all that detail!

I especially love Scottie Dog day of the week dishtowels. These are also vintage and can be purchased here. Below are the two I have and am looking to complete the set. I especially love the knitting one. If I made more of these the kitty would have to be a Calico for our Daisy that we had for 12+ years. They didn't live together as well as these two, I'm afraid.


  1. How cute! I have always loved those kind of dishtowels. Old, but good memories.

  2. I love vintage dishtowels. I'm hoping to make some of them into a quilt. Very fun!

  3. These are so neat. My Stepmom gave me some projects to try and she taught me a few stitches. We'll see how I do on mine.
    Good to know about those at JoAnn's. I'll have to check them out if I manage to master a stitch or two.

  4. Those are so cute! I didn't know that you could still get those transfers. I would love to make some of these. :)

  5. Hey Karen, thanks for stopping by...I wanted to let you know that most of my bottle collection are diffuser bottles. The scented oil thingies with the reeds/sticks. Once the fragrance is gone, it makes for great bottle collecting! I hope that makes sense! :)
    Love the vintage towels...I collect them too, I have a lot from my mom and granny, and them!

  6. I just love vintage dish towels and have not made my own yet. I have the iron on, but not the actual towels. Please let us know if you have any trouble bringing your project on the plane. I wanted to bring a cross stitch when I flew last fall and was worried about the needle. If they took it, I would not be able to stitch. :o)
    Have a nice evening.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  7. What adorable dish towels. I love the Scottoe dog days of the week ones. Several years ago I purchased a set of Martha Stewart days of the week towels, but they weren't nearly this cute. And what a perfect travel project - can't wait to see the end result!
    Have a great weekend,


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