Handmade

HANDMADE :: Kitchen Linens with Charles Dickens Quotes

I was raised in a home where Charles Dickens was quoted often — not the beautiful literary passages, but the little phrases uttered by quirky characters. These lines have been woven into our family throughout the years and pop up at the most hilarious times. So when I wanted to embroider some tea towels for my mom recently, I knew I had to start with a quote from Mr. Smallweed in Bleak House.

Smallweed Quote from Bleak House -Shake me up, Judy- Embroidered onto Striped Linen Kitchen Towels via Oaxacaborn
Charles Dickens Quotes Embroidered onto Striped Linen Kitchen Towels via Oaxacaborn
Joe Gargery Quote from Great Expectations -What Larks- Embroidered onto Striped Linen Kitchen Towels via Oaxacaborn
Quotes from Books Embroidered onto Striped Linen Kitchen Towels via Oaxacaborn

I’d love to make more of these. There’s no end to phrases from great books I could envision stitched out like this. And couldn’t we all use a little beauty infused into everyday chores?

What sort of words would you like to see on a linen towel?

Monday's Pretty Things

MONDAY’S PRETTY THINGS :: Toile Dishes

How are you this November Monday? I’m enjoying these pretty toile patterns right now — although I do find it odd that both Anthropologie and Target have such a similar interpretation of dip-dyed toile. I saw the former in Anthro this weekend, and they are really lovely in person (I’m partial to the blue-on-blue ones). Target’s version is melamine, but they don’t seem to be currently available online or in stores right now. I wonder if they are just temporarily sold out?

Molly Hatch Toile Plate PaintingsToile Plate Paintings via Molly Hatch

TOO by BLU DOT Dinnerware Collection via Target // Dip-dyed Toile Plates
TOO by BLU DOT Dinnerware Collection via Target

Dipped Toile Dinner Plates via AnthropologieDipped Toile Dinner Plates via Anthropologie

P.S. Even more pretty things.