Tea parties on the other side of childhood

Block print linen tea towel by JewelweedsYou know what is a sign that a mom has it all together? Perfect hair. And freshly vacuumed floors. Thank-you notes sent in a timely manner.

I have none of those.

I do, however, have children who seem to like me and charming linen tea towels like the ones from Brooklyn-based Jewelweeds. When I hang one of my favorites I feel like I have paid attention to myself, to my home, to the life that I live as a mom.

Green and graceful, Julia White’s eco-friendly linen designs are inspired by a childhood spent outdoors. She considers the environment and my need for pretty in every hand printed tea towel, napkin, throw pillow, or apron that she makes.

I may never use one to cover my rising bread (since I don’t bake), or to line the tea tray (since I don’t own one). I will, however, smile when I dry the dishes and hang my pretty tea towel for the world to see.  -Carrie, CMP’s newest contributor and excedingly cool mom. We’re so happy to have her!

Accessorize your own grown-up tea party with tea towels and napkins from Jewelweed.

Carrie Damen is a freleance writer, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

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