Sometimes it's the smallest details — like cheerful tea towels — that make the biggest difference when making a kitchen feel cozy and inviting. Tea towels are deceptively versatile linens, useful for more than just wiping up spills. Dress up a bottle of wine with a tea towel wrapped around its middle, for instance, or use a tea towel as gift wrap and make it an eco-friendly part of your gift. You can even chill a bottle of white wine in about 30 minutes by wrapping it in a damp tea towel and placing it in the freezer — just don't forget it's in there! Here's a collection of splurge-worthy tea towels to suit any personality. — Kathryne from Cookie and Kate
I adore this French Stripe Tea Towel in slate. It's an absolute classic, and I believe wholeheartedly in the phrase printed along the bottom: "Tout est mieux avec des rayures" — or, "Everything is better with stripes."