We always have a basket of fresh eggs on the kitchen counter. Since fresh eggs, that have not been washed, can be left out of the refrigerator for up to two weeks, they have become a part of our kitchen decor, just like the tea towels.
Currently, tea towels are primarily used as decorative tool. Many times, the fine linen towels are obviously not absorbent. However, the idea behind the tea towel, and its ability to add a touch of whimsy and personality to a kitchen is undeniable. Most tourist stores include a tea towel with a city name or other local claim to fame. They an be found in ever color, with almost anything you can imagine gracing the front~ making it the perfect elegant or sassy gift.