Friday, February 26, 2010

New Tea Towels and Cute Portland Store!

Two exciting things happened today. 1) I got the new tea towels I bought on eBay for $4! and 2) I cut my hair short for the first time in 10 years! The last time I did anything other than long, parted on the side, blonde and wavy was when I had a frizzy version of "The Rachel" in college. Few people can pull off the same look for a decade. Claudia Schiffer is the only one I can think of. I on the other hand, needed a change. I was afraid I was going to back out and suddenly found myself wishing I had made the appointment at one of those fancy salons that serves wine and cocktails for a little liquid courage in the chair. But, I managed without.

I only have one cute tea towel that I got at an adorable store in Portland, OR last summer and every time I read a recipe that suggests I squeeze excess water from vegetables, etc. in a tea towel, I can't bring myself to do it. So I thought I would buy cheap tea towels that I didn't care about and then I wouldn't mind if they were gross and zucchini stained.
New eBay towels
Every time I read about a cute restaurant, or store, or cool travel destination, I save the article and keep it in a folder and wait for the day that I can go there. Yes, friends make fun of me when I pull out my reference book of things I love, but it has served me well over the years. An article about Tilde was in my book and I was so excited to be able to check one thing off in the list! I got this cute tea towel made by the stylish Euro company Ferm Living. Check out their website, they have the cutest pillows and wall stickers! I am still trying to convince my boyfriend we need a wall sticker to complete our place. He will come around I'm sure.
My Ferm Living towel.
Garden State, the famous Portland food cart that has been featured in Sunset magazine, on Food Network, etc., is just down the block. Sellwood is the cutest neighborhood!
Garden State


  1. I'm not big on tea towels, but those look like some rockin' ones. Are they absorbent?

  2. Thanks Moveitfred. They can be used to prevent heat loss from a basket of warm muffins, to provide a lint free surface to cover bread as it rises and they are thin so if veggies are placed inside, they can be twisted tight on either end to remove water.

  3. I see that the food cart you have pictured has a big sign "eat" on the side. You may know that this same sign has been available through the sundance catalog from time to time, I love it!!!! Not even knowing some famous food cart featured in my favorite magazine would have the same. Love the towels and congrats on the new cut.