“Towel Art” is what I call this!
Last summer, I was at one of my favorite discount stores, Ocean State Job Lot, when I happened upon a towel with a reindeer motif that just about stole my heart. The towel was L-A-R-G-E, almost beach-towel sized, and I thought it would be great for the beach or pool.
I basically fell in love with the reindeer.
I searched for others, but came up empty but for one more hiding underneath a pile of “ordinary” towels. I bought both reindeer and brought them home.
But when I started to pack the two reindeer for the beach one day, I knew they needed a more permanent, more visible, more respectable, more ART-sy presence in our home… not packed away in a beach bag. I mean, these creatures are woodland, tundra, nomadic species. Santa’s best buds. Historic and legendary, referenced by both Aristotle and Julius Caesar.
These reindeer, I knew, were destined to become bathroom beauties.
And, so it is — in both our 1st and 2nd floor bathrooms — TOWEL ART!
Hanging all gloriously cascading, as deserved, on bathroom door towel racks for everyone to experience when the door is closed.
Of course, because I am the Curator of my very own bathroom art vault, you may think me stuffy and think these reindeer towels not be touched.
No, there is no velvet rope. No glass protectors. No neatly written warnings to not touch.
Indeed, the reindeer towels love wrapping themselves in people. And they wash & dry deliciously.
Just please, from me as the Guardian/Steward/Conservator/Administrator/Grandma of this Bathroom Art, please please please carefully re-fold and hang the Reindeer as beautifully and as respectfully as they deserve.
On either side…
*Note: I keep returning to that Job Lot tundra in search of more reindeer, but have yet to discover more from the herd. If you see any wanderers, please let me know. I promise to give them a good Gallery of Towel Art.