Throwing in the towel

So with a nod to my post from yesterday about online shopping and its virtual awesomeness, I want to share an excellent site I happened to find recently.  It all started when I lost my mind while drying wine glasses.  No, really.

I have this thing about glassware.  I like it to be clean, obviously, but I also like it spot- and smudge-free.  I don’t think this is too much to ask, and I have been known to wash and re-wash a wine glass if it is not pristine enough prior to its use.  Anal, much?  You don’t know the half of it. 

Anyway, the tea towels we have in our house are a mishmash of IKEA cheapies, souvenirs from holidays and the kind you just pick up at the store when you are behind on the laundry.  And you know what?  They suck ass.  Well, apart from the souvenir ones, those are actually quite good.  And the reason why they are that good is because they are all souvenirs from the UK and Ireland.  And over there, the one thing they know about is proper tea towels.  Ok, actually they know a lot about a lot of things, but trust me on the tea towel thing.  So one day, after attempting to dry a lovely Riedel wine glass with a grody, crappy cotton or polyester tea towel, I’d absolutely had it. 

“These tea towels are ruining our dishes and our glassware and they are RUINING MY LIFE!!” I shouted.  So off I went to the trusty interwebs and after a few minutes of searching I discovered All Tea Towels.  And like a giddy tea towel freak, I happily browsed and shopped and ordered 5 or 6 gorgeous, 100% linen tea towels.  And then, like a miracle, several days later they arrived in a package, thus saving my glassware AND my life.

Dramatic?  Hardly.  Once you have dried a dish with a quality tea towel, you too will understand.  There is nothing as satisfying as drying a wine glass, then holding it to the light to see that there are no streaks, no smudges, no lint – just clear gorgeous glass or crystal.  A thing of beauty.

So please, do yourself a favour and contact All Tea Towels, because not only do they sell beautiful, quality tea towels, their customer service is second to none – friendly and prompt, and ready to answer any questions you might have.

And really, with designs like this, is it any wonder I say they saved my life?

Gin  & tonic in a spotless glass.  It’s what’s for dinner.

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