It’s the new year and we’re all busting out our new Word of the Day and English Bulldog calendars — I thought it appropriate to make vintage tea towel calendars the focus of the Daily Swatch for a while.
Tea towel calendars were a common sight in 1960s-70s kitchens. Half of their function expired after a year, but maybe the person who first dreamed them up figured they needed to be replaced at least that often. However, homemakers must have considered them to be too special to use for sopping up messes and used them as decoration only. This irony may have caused their eventual fall from favor, but lucky for us, that left many new-condition examples on today’s collector’s market. (I hereby publicly request that John write a more in-depth treatise!)