Guest Picks: Dishes and Tea Towels That Bring a Smile
Eat your heart out with kitchen accessories that put the "fun" in "functional"
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Let's dish about all things dishy, like dishes and dish towels. Don't you think that something you use every day, well, several times a day in fact, should be beautiful to look at? Pulling a plate or bowl down from your cabinet should put a smile on your face, and drying those dishes isn't so painful when you are using a pretty dish towel. I think it's all in the details, and these dishy details are sure to make breakfast, lunch and dinner a bit more delicious. — Trina from La La Lovely
Natural World Dessert Plates - $18
These little dessert plates are definitely something to talk about. They are both beautiful and interesting. I'd love to serve up some dessert and great conversation with these.
Joy Tea Towel - $21.61
I don't think anyone can deny this truth, so why not display it? This pretty little dish towel would be great for drying up those cake bowls after they have been licked and cleaned.
Red Heart Dish Set by Mrs. Peterson Pottery
These mini dishes are darling. They are perfect for a bite-sized snack. What could be sweeter?
Striped Linen Dishtowel
Let's be honest: A simple, striped dish towel just might be be the best kind of all. It's just perfect in every way. I love the worn-in look of linen and think this dish towel is the kind that makes a house look more like a home.
Pistachio Creme Dinner Plate - $14
These dishes have such a beautiful look to them. Simple yet so creative looking, the green could really work in any setting. It's like a colorful neutral.
Dots Linen Tea Towel by Leah Duncan - $26
The muted colors, the pattern and the slight variations in shapes are just dreamy. I love everything about this dish towel. I might even like doing the dishes with this towel in hand.
Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Plate - $31
This black and white graphic dish is like a piece of art. The design of a cut mushroom is rather calming and ever interesting to look at. I love the simple black and white color combined with such a detailed pattern.
Tea Towels, Gradient - $32
If you're looking to brighten things up a bit, these dish towels will do the trick. The grid pattern is modern and so is the pop of neon.
Sausage Dog Tea Towel - GBP 10.95
This tea towel is beyond cute. It's bold and simple, and the playful design is sure to catch the attention of anyone that enters your kitchen.
Girl Food Face Plate - $12.95
Kids always want their own special plates, and these are just that — because they encourage kids to play with their food. However, I don't think it will be just kids who to eat off of these dishes.
Kilve Dish - GBP 148
These dishes made from earthenware are so gorgeous. They have a really unique shape, and the unique oak cover works as a lid, plate or charger of sorts. I think the earthiness of these bowls is what makes them such statement pieces.
The Sandwich Defender Bear Side Plate by Jimbobart - $35.50
Maybe this dish is meant for little ones, but I'd be happy to make it my own. Come lunchtime, I'd be ready for the laugh it would provide when I pull it out of the cabinet. This whole series is just beyond darling and oh-so-fun!
Hedgehog Mosy Dishtowel - $22
I like, no, I love when everyday household items tell a little story. This dish towel with a little hedgehog on a sunny day does just that. I know it would make me smile every time I catch a glimpse of it.
Heath Coupe Line Dinner Plate, Moonstone - $33
A rimless dish provides versatility. I love the bright color and craftsmanship of this ceramic plate. It would mix well with patterned or simple, classic white dinnerware.
Seedling Dinnerware Set - $20
These dishes are perfect if you like pattern but still like it to be subtle. I love the soft color and repetitive pattern.
Copenhagen Tea Towel - $17.25
This tea towel couldn't be any cuter. The illustrations and colors are so pretty. It would even be darling framed or hung on the wall as art.
Not Your Grandma's Vintage China - $39
The idea of using china for everyday living is great, if you ask me. Why save the good stuff for a few times a year? A mix-and-match selection is what makes using china casual enough for everyday use. This assortment is lovely personified.
Bon Appetit Tea Towel - GBP 8
As classic as a dish towel can get, this simple and pretty towel gets the job done. And the style never gets old.