When it comes to hostess gifts, pretty, printed tea towels are the cream of the crop—especially when they do double duty as perfectly lovely recipe cards. Useful for wiping up spills, they're also cheerful additions to any countertop. Here's a batch of our favorite towels that celebrate summer produce.
Buy It:Courtesy of Claudia Pearson
This flour sack style, drawn by Brooklyn-based illustrator Claudia Pearson, shows off a recipe for spicy refrigerator pickles. Bonus: You can wrap this around a jar of the real deal! Try one of our favorite droolworthy recipes for homemade pickled grapes, cherries, asparagus, and more. ($16,Coutesy of Belle & Union Co.
Another tasty pick: this screenprinted number from Texas shop ., starring a recipe for cobbler bursting with summer's juciest fruits, like blueberries. ($16, )
Pass along an heirloom recipe courtesy of custom fabric from . Just upload a digital photo—say, a scanned snapshot of a hand-scrawled how-to—and create a one-of-a-kind print. It will be delivered to you in about a week.
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