Friday, July 1, 2011

Harden up

Popped into High Tea with Mrs Woo in Paddington a couple of weeks ago and left with this handprinted linen tea towel, $26, by Laughing Bird, a little studio based in the Blue Mountains area of NSW. Native flowers with splashes of teal blue against lineny white was just too much for me to resist. So home it came.

It's now hanging in my hallway on a pretty ordinary coathanger until I source something better, but it does the job for now.

As the linen is quite stiff, the tea towel is hanging nicely but some wouldn't. If you'd like to do something similar, try the old stylist's trick of using masking tape to line the edges at the back as this gives a bit of structure or body.

If you've ever bought Oxford pillowcases (the ones with a border all round) and wondered why it didn't sit perkily on your bed like it did in the glossy brochure/editorial/ad, now you know.


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment. I have to apologise because that was all a long time ago and I really thought I'd popped here to say hello sooner. This tea towel is lovely, really great colours and you have some interesting posts for me to look back through so I must get the kettle on.

    Have a fun weekend,

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for the heads up about the masking tape. Now i can sleep at night knowing that I am not a complete failure when it comes to perky pillows! Stephie x