housekeeping ~ Aug 1
I am washing, washing, washing today ! amazing how much washing this household has.
I wash my tea towels every Monday. I have a bucket in my pantry and put used tea towels in it during the week & on Sunday night, I soak them in borax & hot water, ready to wash first thing Monday morning. I wash them in warm water, detergent and another scoop of borax..rinsed in vinegar and lavender water.
I have just finished hanging them on the line and noticed that I have quite a few stains on many of them...which got me thinking about the humble teatowel.
Only yesterday I said to ms*louisa that I would love to throw all my tea towels out and buy 18 brand new ones, all matching. And I was going to....but the practical, frugal side of me, just can't do it. Oh, I know it is nice to have brand new, pretty things, to spoil myself silly. But after being used once in this household, they inevitably will end up with the assorted stains ~ where some one spilled a cup of tea..and we grab a tea towel to mop it up. Gravy marks from grandsons' *master Jack* hand after he has eaten grandma's roast lamb.....red wine from a night spent with good friends, laughing and of course spilling the wine when we have to express ourselves with waving hands & the various stains from using them as pot holders * as I am sure every one does * So, I think I will stay with my mismatched collection of stained tea towels........ very clean but life worn.