................... consists of 26 Brand New tea-towels - and 7 or 8 in use for wiping-up plus two or three older ones which I use in the salad drawer and the milk bottle bit of the fridge.
I have NEVER bought a new tea-towel from a shop, yet there they are..................
Irish coffee, gardening and Welsh love spoon tea-towels
Christmas tea towels, one from Lake Como? and cats
Derbyshire and the Tucktonia model village in Dorset and an Australian tea towel....who went there?
I think some came from Mum's house because it was a tradition in our family years ago for people to bring back a tea-towel from holidays. A few are more recent gifts and because we never had a dishwasher and 5 people in the family tea towels got a lot of use and 3 or 4 would be turned into cleaning rags each year so I used to pick up any new ones that I saw at boot-sales if they were going for 50p.
Now it's just me and although I still don't have a dishwasher I only wash the dishes once or twice a day and often leave them to dry so maybe 26 new tea-towels is a few too many?
Think I'll pass them on to the children - although they all have dishwashers and probably don't use many - maybe I'll just put them back in the cupboard and leave them for someone else to clear out!