Embrace the spirit of Christmas, l'esprit de Noël, with the addition of any of the beautiful Christmas tea towels from the collections of Garnier-Thiebaut, Beauvillé, Cavallli & Co, and Coucke - all available at Au Bon Goût Boutique.
The traditional “tea towel” earliest beginnings can be traced to the 18th century in England, when they were only used to wipe clean China tea sets, keep a teapot warm, and cover nibbles and cookies. Today, from their practical use as kitchen / tea towels for drying hands and dishes, to making a beautiful holiday gift, to keeping bread warm on the table, tea towels, or, the modern day tea towel or torchons, as the French say do it all.
Here are a few of our favorites you might consider next time you’re looking for a wonderful addition to your kitchen, or as a gift!
For a Bit of Whimsy…
Garnier-Thiebaut generally releases at least 2 towels for the Christmas season. For those who fancy the traditional colors of Christmas, the French jacquard towel, Christmas Pickup is a good choice. Featuring a whimisical image of the traditional drive home after the “cutting down the holiday tree” event (with usually a tree far too large for our homes) in traditional red and green colors, this towel harkens back to the simple joys and traditions of Christmas.
This is another whimisical French Christmas towel that has Santa Clause rushing to the village on skiis from the top of the mountain to deliver a thousand and one presents on time. The Retour du Village tea towel brings the magic of Christmas into the kitchen with a timeless design that will undoubtedly appeal to all generations. Beauvillé towels are made of 82% cotton and 18% linen, and like all Garnier-Thiebaut towels, are 100% made in France.
This winter sports-themed torchon is eponymous with the valley of Chamonix Mont-Blanc, a world-class ski resort at the junction of Italy, France, and Switzerland. With cherry red and charcoal gray as the standout accents, the checkers' patterned design uniquely placed in a Christmas tree shape boasts a burnished winter-inspired color palette that's perfect for the holiday season.
Equally enchanting is this Beauvillé magical Christmas tea towel that embodies the true spirit of Christmas with a hint of modernity. Embellished with vintage Christmas symbols, the silkscreen cotton-linen blend towels will add a perfect touch of holiday charm to every holiday kitchen.Beauvillé, Origami Christmas Kitchen / Tea Towel
Grace your tabletops and complement your French kitchen this holiday season with these origami-inspired tea towels that depict the ancient art of paper folding. Filled with meticulous accents that symbolize hanging animal ornaments and a tumbling block pattern in shades of red to finish the edges, the impeccable attention to detail on this tea towel is stunning.
For someone who's a big fan of eastern Europe designs, this bright-colored Beauvillé Polka Christmas kitchen tea towel will brighten up your kitchen. Measuring 20” x 31”, this beautiful torchon highlights vibrant paisley patterns on a pitch-black background. A gorgeous original design representing classic Christmas jewels with a hint of European patterns and colors will be a perfect match to your festive décor.
The very popular and elegant Fôret by Beauvillé will add a cheerful touch to your Christmas celebration. Depicting a typical winter scene with falling snow in an enchanted forest, the intricate details of the trees, combined with it’s background color of red, populated with gold, white, and green starts gives the towel an artistic look and opulent finish.
Feel at home this holiday season with a winter wonderland gingerbread cottage-themed tea towel set. Bringing Alsace charm into their patterns, the sweet-looking Beauvillé Gretel Christmas towel will serve as an excellent holiday gift or a stunning tabletop linen for the winter months.
Kick off the festive spirit with this whimsical design to rekindle the memories and joys of Christmas with your family and friends. It features a French Christmas tree adorned with retro-inspired ornaments and a glittering star topper that will bring some serious festive cheer to your dining table and kitchen.
Carrying the name of the goat-antelope species inhabiting the mountains in Europe, including the Pyrenees, the Cantabrian, and the Alps, this dreamy forest setup design by Beauvillé certainly delivers. The tea towel is dotted with a deep red backdrop with artwork of snow-topped trees, cross-country skiers, and a winter cottage trimmed with olive green, red and white borders.
Bring a touch of France to your kitchen with this vintage tea towel accented with a holly sprig branch. Boasting images from the Cavallini archives, the 'Noel' Christmas tea towel is a pure classic. This towel has comes with a cotton twill loop for hanging convenience.
Each season, we here at Au Bon Goût Boutique import a series of new holiday tea towels – so when looking for the perfect gift, stop by and check out our selection. These tea towels will amp up your festive mood, bring life to your kitchen, and deck the halls of your home with classic Christmas charm.