Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Collecting Colorful Vintage Kitchen Towels 1930s-1960s

From The Collection Of Yvonne Barineau , Author Of "Colorful Vintage Kitchen Towels"

Vintage Kitchen towels from the 1930s-1960s with colorful and whimsical designs and graphics are very collectible and climbing in price everyday. It is a fun hobby to hunt for towels with certain themes or colors or from a favorite decade. There are plenty of passionate collectors out there so be prepared to see some wild prices for these charming collectibles.

Vintage Kitchen Towels At Kitsch n Stuff

In my shop, "Kitsch n Stuff", I divide my vintage kitchen towels into two different categories. There are the "average" towels which might sell for $8.00-10.00 and than there are the very collectible towels which often sell for $32.00 (set) and more such as these P & S Creations shown in this post.

Common Manufacturers Of Vintage Towels

Common manufacturers of kitchen towels were Startex, Wilendur, Martex. Broderie, Bucilla and P & S. It's always a treat to find the original tag still fastened to the towel when you are lucky to discover an original unused.

When searching for kitchen towels online also check other names for these dry goods such as "tea towels", "dish towels", "utility towels", "bar towels". "Hand towels' and "work towels".

Introducing Yvonne Barineau the author of Colorful Vintage Kitchen Towels

A wonderful website to visit to learn more about vintage kitchen towels and linens is http://www.finevintagelinens.com. This site is owned by Yvonne Barineau, the author of Colorful Vintage kitchen Towels (Schiffer Books). You will find plenty of beautiful linens for sale at Yvonne's online shop.

Yvonne is also the author of Colorful Tablecloths 1930s-1960s (Schiffer Books).

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of Iantiqueonline.com an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.


  1. Wow!! I think these are soo cool!!

  2. I found the one on the bottom in a house that I bought. Is it a P & S? How much are they worth used?