As I was cleaning up the kitchen after breakfast this morning, I looked down and admired my favorite dishtowel. Yes, weird, I know.... It's just that I was reminded that sometimes it's the smallest things in life, those that perform the most mundane functions, that are often overlooked. The kitchen is the perfect example of this, but I refuse to believe that things can't be both functional and beautiful. So today I'm sharing just a few of my most favorite items in my kitchen - those that work the hardest, but are also just nice to look at.
The Tapestry Dishtowels from Anthro. How do I love thee? I've bought this exact set of three dishtowels 2 times over the last 3 years. They are just really pretty to look at hanging over my deep, stainless steel farmhouse sink.
Twist is my fave new hard working kitchen tool. All of their products are plant based, and, as they say on their website "they clean dishes, respect the planet, and look good doing it." Nice! The Sponge Blossoms are so cool. Take one, add water and it poofs up to full sponge size. Plus, they are just so modern and clean looking.
Mrs. Meyer's rocks. All of her (yes, she's a real lady) products are made environmentally friendly by using essential oils from flowers and herbs rather than chemicals. The Basil scent is subtle and clean smelling. Yum! Oh, and the way that clean lines of the well-designed turquoise and red label coordinate with the above-mentioned handtowels in my kitchen is really just adorable.
Here's a couple shots of my newly renovated kitchen, including the hardest working thing in the room - my beloved antique rug. This is where my kids hang out and play while my husband and I are making dinner and where my two dogs get their evening belly rubs after the kids are in bed. It keeps my feet warm on these early fall mornings and it just softens the whole space up in general, don't you think? It's so true that the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why this amazing textile holds such a place of honor in my home.
Have a great weekend, everyone!