My mom didn't have a set of these tea towels that I remember, but she did follow the 'tea towel chore schedule'. I vividly remember walking home from school on Mondays during the colder months of the year & seeing the windows all steamed up, which meant we were having beans for dinner that evening because she had been doing laundry all day. We probably didn't have beans every Monday, but it seemed like it to me. As a child I didn't care for beans too much, as an adult I love them.
Until my mom got a clothes dryer in 1970 our laundry was hung on the line. In the winter it was more challenging because clothes would freeze on the line, then you would take them inside to dry on the wooden drying rack sitting on top of the floor furnace. It was quite an ordeal!
These tea towels were given to my by our dear neighbor, Bonnie, when we moved into our first home in 1976. These towels are hand painted. They don't have the days of the week, just pictures of a little lady doing different things around the house.
Here's a close up of one of my favorites. I have never used these towels. They have been hidden away for years. I think I'll start displaying one or two in the kitchen or laundry room. Any suggestions?
It's cool & rainy here today. It's a perfect day for tortilla soup, I'll post the recipe tomorrow. Have a wonderful Wednesday!