Several months ago, I visited Dollar Tree to gather supplies. I’d found some old cabinet doors at my favorite salvage place, Building Blocks, in Tupelo, MS.
The idea was to cut rooster shapes out of the towels and glue them onto the old cabinet doors after painting them.
They turned out well enough. Here are the results, Rooster Wall Decor, hanging in a booth for sale. A friend of mine makes beautiful stained glass, and she needed a place to sell a few of her pieces. I agreed to put a few things with hers to help fill up the space. It’s only a wall, so it didn’t take a lot.
Both roosters have sold, along with the crosses made from old “rotten” wood slats. I added more items later: pillows, painted crosses, and a few baby items.
Getting back to the story of these tea towels, I bought them when I collected the other tea towels for the roosters. Didn’t know until I got home which ones I’d like better for the project.
These two towels were added to my kitchen stash after not being used for my rooster project.
Over these three months, they have proven to be wonderful towels. They’ve held their shape nicely, didn’t shrink at all, and are very absorbent. I visited Dollar Tree yesterday to see if they still have them. The store here does not, and most of what they have are microfiber towels that don’t absorb ANYTHING.
Have you used microfiber towels? Do you agree?
So, I’m very disappointed that I can’t get any more of these – especially now that I’ve taken the time to doll them up a little. I’d like to do more.
I should have returned to Dollar Tree sooner. Doesn’t that always happen? The shoes you bought quickly became your favorites but were discontinued immediately. Is it Murphy’s Law?
I wonder if your Dollar Tree has these. Maybe we should talk to the manager about
burning the microfiber towels ordering some cotton towels, not microfiber. Surely, they want to please their customers.
You might recognize the little squares added along the bottom. They are from the pre-cut squares stack I bought at Pine Needles, the Gardner Village shop I talk so much about. I used some of PAM’s vintage buttons, too. I figure, if we have these little jewels, we should enjoy them.
Not only on pillows, but on tea towels. Why should pillows get all the attention?
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