Throwing In The Towel

I’m throwing in the towel on getting my monday post in on time today.   The Marimekko tea towels to be exact.  I had a huge  stretched Marimekko Canvas as the central piece of art in my room growing up.  It was bright and bold and modern and I thought it was over-the-top-cool.

And while I can’t even remember what happened to the first piece of art I added to my collection at 13, I’m still a huge fan of Marimekko Anything.  The patterns.  The bold colors.  The unexpectedness of the designs.  And the range of colors and imagery is fantastic.

I’m so happy Crate & Barrel does its darndest to keep Marimekko patterns in their ongoing collections.  I have two pillow shams on my master bed right now that are muted scandinavian nummy.   If you want to make a little less of a commitment to the boldness of Marimekko designs…I say grab yourself a tea towel…or a set of tea towels as featured on

For around $29 dollars you can pick out a set of two Marimekko tea towels.  And bop  around your kitchen with them…see how you feel about the bold colors and patterns.  And even the more subtle ones above.  I think tea towels are like  new underwear for the kitchens.  You’ll feel fresh and sassy without spending a fortune.  Only you will know you have new tea towels.  I guarantee nobody in your family will know what you’re smiling about.   It’s between you and the tea towels.  And of course, all of us here at Spark.

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