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Mary Lake-Thompson Frenchie Beret Cotton Flour Sack Dish Towel

Mary Lake-Thompson Frenchie Beret Cotton Flour Sack Dish Towel

Mary Lake-Thompson

  • 1395


  • Adorable dog graphic by Mary Lake-Thompson
  • Designed and printed in the USA on 100% cotton towels from India or Egypt
  • 30 x 30 inches; printed area 7 x 5 inches so that entire image shows when folded
  • Provides nearly lint-free drying for dishes and glassware
  • Machine wash cold, gentle, no bleach, air or tumble dry, no heat; iron on reverse

Vintage flour sack towels have remained the cook's favorite kitchen textile for well over a hundred years. They were initially made using salvaged fabric from old flour or grain sacks which were bleached, washed, and trimmed to size. While modern methods have facilitated mass production and beautiful graphics, the practicality of the original flour sack towels remains. Nothing can beat their absorbency, softness, and virtually lint-free performance, making them perfect for drying everything from everyday dishes to crystal stemware.

Mary Lake-Thompson studied art at the University of Colorado and the San Francisco Art Institute. She and her husband, Richard, met in the 70s and began a journey that has taken them from selling original prints at local art shows to a nationally recognized brand. Mary Lake-Thompson, Ltd. has designed and produced soaps, aprons, bath products, drawer liners, sachets, napkins, hats, and of course, their signature flour sack towels. The company is located in Oroville, California and now employs about 50 people. Mary's daughter, Sara, continues the tradition through her own, modern take on classic housewares called Montgomery Street Designs.


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