One year ago on Sunday, I started this blog. And I started it with an oven towel, so it seems fitting to celebrate with an oven towel.
I made this towel, to give away to one of you, my dear readers.
If you hang it up in December, it could be thought to be a Christmas towel: the substantial linen is an attractive olive-y color and the topper is true red.
But the rest of the year, it's just a pretty hand towel featuring the complementary colors red and green (when in doubt, use complementary colors - they're famous together for a reason!). The button is from a vintage 1950s wool cape that I have; I had to replace the vintage buttons because some were missing when I bought the cape and I found a close, but not exact, match.
Now, officially, I want to thank my readers. You all make this blog more fun and more real than if I was just keeping A Record in a journal somewhere. I confess that I hang on to your every comment, question, and suggestion. I adore conversation in real life and bloggy life.
And I would be so honored if all my lurkers (I know you're out there!) would introduce themselves in the comments of this anniversary post.
To enter the first-ever Thrift at Home giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. I'll close the comments on Monday evening, December 13, at 6:30pm E.S.T. and draw a winner.