Tuesday, July 31, 2012

See America, by Dish Towel

Mary Dearing Lazarus and I both share something in common: a passion for cleaning. So it’s not surprising that she helped start Caldrea, a company that makes Earth-conscious housekeeping products - which I love - and hired Luciana Consonni-Pellizzer, a friend, to work with her.

But cleaning isn’t the only thing the two are passionate about. They also share a love of something quirkier and less quotidian: retro souvenir dish towels. Quick fact: During the 1930s Americans collected souvenir textiles of places or landmarks that they had visited. Mary and Luciana put their heads together, deciding they're bringing back that tradition by combining updated designs with the high quality fabrics of the past.

In 2010, together they started a company called Vestiges. These fabulous dish towels are motifs, with state designs based on local flowers, landmarks, birds and food.

Mary and Lucy, partners in Vestiges towels.
And here's my lovely State of Michigan:
Twenty-eight states are now available, including Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Texas and Connecticut. Silk-screened on cotton, the towels are about $15 each. I definetly plan on buying a few of these! Click here to start shopping!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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