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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