Sunday, June 27, 2010

Swedish and French


On the way home from our recent trip to NY we drove through Pittsburgh and saw an IKEA store.  So we took a driving break and went inside to look around.

I found these wonderful flour sack dish towels for the low price of 49 cents each.  That's right!  Forty. Nine. Cents.
They look a little Swedish and a little French don't they?  They could be used as a kitchen valance.  As pillow covers.  As a place mat.  You could make shrugs for the backs of your kitchen chairs.  Or, use them as they were meant....drying dishes!

Changing the subject now.  A week ago I won a giveaway that Darla from Bay side to Mountains blog had.  She hand knit some cute dish clothes and gave one away.  I won it!

Besides knitting, Darla also creates these wonderful Sketchy Ladies, and she included one with a little note on the back.  Don't you just love both of these?  If you don't know Darla, stop in a visit her.  Her blog is filled with the outdoors, book reviews, art and more.
Welcome Home,
Penny

29 comments:

  1. Love the little dish towels! Isn't it funny how the simplest things can make us happy;)!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  2. Penny....That is so funny that you mentioned IKEA in Pittsburgh because we are going there this coming Thursday! My husband is taking a few days off for the holiday and our anniversary so I told him I wanted to go to IKEA since it is 2 hours from our house. LOve those dish towels! I was just looking at similiar lookiing ones, only they were actually feed sacks(in the latest Victoria mag). Hope they still have some of those when I get there!! I had my first IKEA experience in Orlando a few months ago and I need a return visit! Thanks for sharing those!~Hugs, Patti

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  3. Love your dish towels. They are wonderful and they really would be useful for so many things. Love the knit dish rag that you won too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  4. I make those knitted dishcloths and they are really nice to use in the kitchen for washing dishes/wiping up. Glad you won!! And I love your cotton dish towels. You will enjoy those for so many projects around your house. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

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  5. Love the flour sack towels. I especially love the red band. I have just plain white flour sack towels. I like yours so much better. May have to visit an IKEA soon. I love the mosaic piece they are laying on. I know it's a Penny special! You do such lovely work.

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  6. Just love those dish towels!! What a bargain! And the knitted dish cloth and little artwork tag is wonderful!

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  7. Hand knitted dish cloth!! Now that's amazing!! :) So nice.

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  8. Love your flowers! Congrats on the dishcloth!

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  9. You definitely scored on those dish towels. They are charming.

    Congratulations on your win. My aunt makes those, and she keeps me well stocked. I think they are the greatest dish clothes ever.

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  10. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy reading your posts!

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  11. I'm about 35 miles from that Ikea...love those dish towels and what a bargain on them!
    Stop by for a visit Penny!

    Have a great evening,
    Rondell

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  12. What a great buy! I've been looking for something like that to do embroidery work on. Very nice! And congrats on winning something so neat! ♥

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  13. What a sweet little find in those dish towels. Congrats on your win and that tag is really unique!

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  14. I feel a trip to Ikea coming soon. I love those towels.

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  15. I bought about 20 of those towels last year and I love them. We use them for napkins and I've seen somewhere someone has embroidered and added rick rack to them. They really are a great deal. Gotta love IKEA. Mimi

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  16. Hi Penny, great find . . IKEA is a fun store. How sweet to win something too. Hope you didn't work too hard in your garden this weekend. Sandy:O)

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  17. Look forward to seeing what you create from these cute Ikea dish towels
    Alison

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  18. Glad you liked the dishcloth and tag Penny.

    I see a visit to IKEA in my near future. Those dishtowels are a great bargain.

    Darla

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  19. You have to love Ikea!!! Always great deals there. We go to that Ikea everytime we go to the Mall at Robinson. That is a great area. There is a Super Jo Ann Fabric there also that I could spend hours in!! (and sometimes I do LOL)
    Glad you had a nice trip and found a bargin too!!!

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  20. The nearest IKEA is on the mainland, but I visit it whenever I get a chance to go over....and I have some of those tea towels!

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  21. Hi Penny! I just saw your vote on Natash'as blog and I agree...I use the large as well. Need my glasses if it is too small!

    GREAT find on the linens!!!!!!

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  22. I love these kind of towels too, they are great! :D

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  23. Those tea towels are great finds. Congratulations on your win.

    Karen

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  24. I went to Ikea recently too and found some other fabulous dishtowels..incredible!

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  25. Such a great deal on those cute dish towels!

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  26. Dishtowels can be very pricy. You got a great deal, Penny! Those look like you could use them for a lot of things...you are right!

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  27. Thanks! I love Ikea and haven't been for awhile. The dishtowels are wonderful I just might need to stop on over to ours and see if we have any.

    And congrats on winning I love knitted dish clothes!

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  28. I love those dish towels. Ikea has the best stuff!

    Congrats on the win!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  29. Unbelieveable, I've paid more than that at garage sales for linens! Next time my daughter goes I'll have to have her pick some up for me. I have never been to Darla's blog, I'll go say hello:>)

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