Souvenir Tea Towels Deliver a Distinctly British Flavour

Souvenir tea towels have always been a classic gift; celebrating the big events, occasions such as the upcoming Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games. On occasion however these tea towels aren’t the most glamorous way to accessorise your kitchen. I was therefore delighted to see this year’s summer events inspiring some super stylish, modern tea towel designs. From three fabulous companies these designs celebrate not just the events themselves but a whole heap of British themes.

First images are ‘2012’ and ‘Jubilee’ tea towels by Swedish Graphic Designer, Maria Holmer Dahlgren, for Formation. Bold designs in bright colours, they will make a splendid addition to any kitchen. Made in the UK, the tea towels are 100% linen union and 100% cotton respectively. Available to see and purchase on the Caroline McGrath website these special edition tea towels are £12 each.

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Sophie Allport has created this adorable commemorative tea towel. The screen printed design features Sophie’s delicate illustrations of crowns, flags, bunting, and the central theme of the Queen’s carriage, flanked by horses and soldiers. Retailing at £5.00 the Jubilee tea towel is available to purchase from the Sophie Allport website.

The last British-inspired products are from designer tea towel specialists To Dry For. ‘Time to Brew Up’, celebrates the brilliant institution of the British tea time; while ‘Made in England’ (shown in teal, but also available in pink) is a bright design with stamp-inspired perforation and a heap of regal crowns. Cool and contemporary, these are tea towels with an artistic touch. Priced £10.50 and £9.95 respectively both are available to see and purchase from the To Dry For website.


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