I recently found these hand towels that my (step) mom had. I'm not sure when she acquired these, but I do recall that they were in her powder room in 1960. They look like they may be from the 40s or 50s, but I'm just guessing.
I was a child in 1960, and while Dad and I were visiting her (she was not yet my mom), she told me these were for "show" and not for hands, then pointed me to the user-friendly towel. I was none-the-less fascinated by them.
I've had them packed away all these years since she passed away, and finally put them in a display frame.
Aren't they cute! As an 8-year old, I thought they were quite risque! Wonder what my grandkids think of them when they come visiting. ....
If anyone knows what this style of embellishment is called, please let me know.
Until next time....