This lovely linen/cotton vintage tea towel featuring Marianne Nilssons blue herring (or 'Sill' in Swedish) is from the 1950's. It was one of the most popular Swedish designs of it's day and is still a best seller today. Printed in a strong blue on a white base, this tea or dish cloth is perfect for any kitchen.
Picknick is an authentic Swedish tea towel design by Marianne Westman in the 1950's. Her Scandinavian homeware designs were the most popular of their day, and this kitchen dish cloth still looks great today.
Designed by British designer Charlotte Farmer, her Seaside Fun tea towel is perfect for drying-up on a Summer holiday by the sea. Her nautical dishcloth features distinctive drawings of boats, balls, sandcastles, rock and all the elements of a quintessential British seaside holiday. A perfect drying-up towel for galley or kitchen!
Crazy Pots tea towel (or Italiensk Blomsterhylla in Swedish) is a charming happy flower pot design by Olle Eksell. A drying-up cloth or tea towel that truly makes the washing up all the happier!
A stylish all purpose kitchen sponge cloth featuring Italiensk Blomsterhylla design (or Crazy Pots) by Olle Eksell. The dry sponge cloth was invented in 1949 by Swedish engineer Curt Lindqvist, and can absorb an amazing 15 times its own weight of water. Makes washing up that little bit easier.
A perfect tea towel for the Summer BBQ designed by Louise Fougstedt in the 1950’s. This blue, black and red heritage dishcloth depicts what is on the barbecue and is great al fresco dining.
Geraniums (Pelargonia) is an authentic stylish Swedish tea towel design by Almedahls Design Studio. Printed in red colour on a cotton/linen mix, this drying-up cloth is perfect for the kitchen of any green fingered friend.
Summer Vegetables (Sommarlegym) is an authentic vintage Swedish tea towel design by Louise Carling. This high quality kitchen dishcloth depicts an array of vegetables pulled from the garden and ready for a summer feast!
A super-stylish all-purpose kitchen sponge cloth featuring a red geranium (or Pelargonia in Swedish) design from the 1950's. The dry sponge cloth was invented in 1949 by Swedish engineer Curt Lindqvist, and can absorb an amazing 15 times its own weight of water. Makes washing up that little bit easier.
These stylish Asha tea towels were created by Melanie Darwin who created the original design by punching card with a pin to create her tree patterns. This kitchen drying-up cloth comes in fashionable gooseberry green colour and is printed on an absorbent cotton & linen mix in England.
These stylish elephant grey coloured Asha designer tea towels were created by Melanie Darwin who originated the design by punching paper card with a pin to create her tree pattern. This kitchen dish towel comes in fashionable elephant grey and is made in England.
Fish Supper tea towel is a charming vintage Swedish kitchen design by Louise Carling from the 1950s. Printed on cotton/linen, this stylized design shows fish and vegetables for a good healthy supper. A perfect drying-up cloth for your kitchen!
Lazy Lunch tea towel in green colour features a simple Swedish outdoor lunch by Louise Fougstedt from the 1950's. This dish cloth is a lovely summer tea towel for your kitchen.
After lots of research in cake shops, tea rooms and baking, Charlotte Farmer has designed her 'naughty but nice' cake tea towel featuring an assortment of many many cakes!Printed on cotton/linen this washing-up cloth is perfect addition in any kitchen.
Fish Market tea towel is a cheerful collection of fish and lemon slices designed by Ulla Baarnhielm on this original vintage 1950's Swedish kitchen dish towel drying-up cloth.
A high quality Scandinavian tea towel printed with Astrid Sampe's iconic vintage design. These Swedish kitchen dish cloths were a huge phenomena when first introduced in the 1950’s and will bring a bit of retro chic to your sink or kitchen.
This unique gardening tea towel will put a smile on any gardeners face when doing the drying-up. Illustrator Charlotte Farmer has designed one gardening dishcloth for the flower grower and another for vegetable gardeners, so choose carefully!
A lovely vintage cotton/linen printed tea towel with Marianne Westmans 'Kärringen mot Strömmen' design from the 1950's. This quality drying-up towel is printed in Scandinavia and perfect for summer barbecues or al fresco dining.
This lovely linen/cotton tea towel from the Almedahls Studio features little blue fish swimming "Against the Flow" (or "Mot Strommen" in Swedish). It is printed in strong blues on a white base so this tea or dish cloth is perfect for any kitchen.
A super-stylish all-purpose kitchen sponge cloth featuring little blue fish swimming "Against the Flow " (or "Mot Strommen in Swedish). The dry sponge cloth was invented in 1949 by Swedish engineer Curt Lindqvist, and can absorb an amazing 15 times its own weight of water. Makes washing up that little bit easier.
A super-stylish all-purpose kitchen sponge cloth featuring Almedahls' classic Jars design (or Syltburkar in Swedish) from the 1950's. The dry sponge cloth was invented in 1949 by Swedish engineer Curt Lindqvist, and can absorb an amazing 15 times its own weight of water. Makes washing up that little bit easier.
Pomona is another brightly coloured, cheerful tea towel design by Marianne Westman. Her design of stylized apples is printed on a high quality linen/cotton fabric and is a perfect washing-up cloth for that 1960's Scandinavian look.
Charlotte Farmer's cheeky dachshund sausage dogs going 'wooof' is an instant hit and definitely your best tea towel friend in your kitchen drying-up department.Printed on cotton/linen, this dishcloth makes the perfect drying-up companion.
Harvest Festival (Skordefest) is an authentic vintage 1950's Swedish tea towel design by Aune Laukkanen. This cheerful kitchen dish cloth features a colourful depiction of people harvesting and preserving fruit in jars, and is printed on a high quality cotton/linen fabric.
A clever modern reworking of Astrid Sampe's classic 1950's Persons Kryddskap (or Herb Garden) tea towel design in monochrome black and white. This drying up cloth is made from a highly absorbent cotton/linen mix and will look great in your kitchen.
This sponge cloth offers a clever modern reworking of Astrid Sampe's classic 1950's Persons Kryddskap (or Herb Garden) tea towel design in monochrome black and white. In terms of the washing-up this little sponge cloth is a marvel, as it's highly absorbent and does a great job scrubbing the dishes.
This sponge cloth offers a clever modern reworking of Astrid Sampe's classic 1950's Persons Kryddskap (or Herb Garden) tea towel design in sage green . In terms of the washing-up this little sponge cloth is a marvel, as it's highly absorbent and does a great job scrubbing the dishes.
Shoal (Stim) is an authentic stylish 1950's Swedish tea towel designed by Almedahls Design Studio. It has a colourful depiction of the various types of Swedish fish available, and is a kitchen drying-up cloth that will cheer up any kitchen!
Aune Laukkanen designed this blue Biscuit Baking naïve style tea towel back in the 60's. Just imagine a family of cooks baking biscuits for you.... all on a lovely cotton/linen drying-up cloth!
A charming vintage blue printed tea towel showing pots and pans in a Swedish kitchen, by Louise Fougstedt and designed in the 1950’s. This decorative drying-up dish cloth is made in Scandinavia.
Master illustrator Charlotte Farmer always has a 'best' tea towel in her kitchen, kept in an eye-catching place for people to admire. Her Time for Tea tea towel is just such a lovely piece of kitchenware adornment.
Charlotte Farmer's Souvenir Spoons tea towel is a perfect gift for any collector, especially lovers of old vintage cutlery. The perfect kitchen drying up cloth after afternoon tea and cakes!
Designed by British designer Charlotte Farmer, our teapot tea towel is one of our most popular and is perfect gift drying up all those tea cups (or pots). Screen printed in England, this lovely kitchen t. towel makes a lovely gift or collectors item.
Charlotte Farmer is a bit of a snow globe collector and has created her own snow globe tea towel, featuring shakers of the world ...and Elvis. Printed on cotton/linen, this kitchen dishcloth will give years of good service!
Belle Amie is a vintage printed floral design by the iconic Swedish designer Marianne Westman featuring a delightful small-scale flower print. Printed on a cotton/linen mix, this blue and white drying-up cloth is a Scandinavian kitchen classic.
Dancing Cooks (Kokspolka) is a classic Swedish Christmas favourite tea towel design by Almedahls. Available in red this lovely dish cloth or drying-up towel will make a stylish gift for Xmas hosts.
A super-stylish all-purpose kitchen sponge cloth featuring Almedahls classic blue Christmas Cooks Dancing design (or Kokspolka in Swedish) from the 1950's. The dry sponge cloth was invented in 1949 by Swedish engineer Curt Lindqvist, and can absorb an amazing 15 times its own weight of water. Makes washing up that little bit easier.
Jul tea towel comes in simple red and white colour and is an authentic retro Scandinavian Christmas design from 1952. Designed by Marianne Westman, this cheerful drying-up cloth will brighten up your kitchen this winter or Xmas!
A Swedish traditional tea towel, featuring busy little vintage elves preparing the Christmas table. This quality cotton/linen drying-up cloth is designed by Aune Laukkanen and comes in blue and green colours.
Christmas tea towels make a great gift and introduce a bit of Scandinavian charm to your kitchen. This high quality drying-up cloth featuring rows of Christmas Elves and snowflakes, so Santa’s little helpers are sure to assist you with the drying-up!
A charming designer vintage print tea towel featuring a Swedish pantry design by Louise Fougstedt from the 1950’s. This kitchen dishcloth is printed on high quality cotton/linen and perfect for giving your kitchen a vintage feel!
It's impossible to understate the influence Swedish design on kitchens over the years, so we stock a wide range of Scandi vintage cotton & linen tea towels and matching sponge cloths. Many of these have been in constant production since the 1950's and 60's and are sure to look great in your kitchen, or when doing the drying up.
Illustrator Charlotte Farmer has influenced much that we have done at New House and her off-beat style made her a natural at designing tea towels. Her colourful kitchen drying-up cloths have been amongst our best sellers for years.