Cup Towels Revisited


Guess what I have figured out?!
"Cup towels" are what we Texans and some Oklahomans call them.
It's not just me.
Chari, Nola, and Shelia, BJ, & Brenda also call them cup towels.
Marilyn and Darlene call them cup towels and they are Oklahomans.
Cup Towel Girlfriends Unite!!

21 comments

Marilyn said...

Hear, hear! I have a huge collection of cup towels and I keep one hanging on my oven handle. I put a different one out every 2 weeks. Weird, probably. But I love my cup towels.

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Stacey! I guess we are both up early this rainy Saturday!lol Whatever you all call them this one is adorable!!! Love the Color and fruit is a favorite kitchen touch! Enjoy the rest of the day. Sincerely, Jeannette

Amelia said...

This Oklahoma lady calls them dish towels -

We are getting lots of rain here in the Tecumseh area - so means inside work instead of playing in the flower beds as I had planned.

Have a wonderful weekend - either in doors out out!

bj said...

Why, I even have some RED cup towels I am going to have on a RED POST soon!! hee hee
It's rainy here this morning..I just went to our park to walk my mile and it started sprinkling so will wait awhile...
Happy day, bj

imjacobsmom said...

I'm a Yankee and I'm a dishtowel girl....but I still think your's is cute, & I hang mine on the oven door handle, too. I like your header, BTW! ~ Robyn

southerninspiration said...

Well, if they're used for dishes and drying of hands, I call them dishtowels, but if they are pretty and just for decor, I call them tea towels....how funny is that????

Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

Oh, and the tea towel is hung on the oven door or a SLAHOME towel holder I have on my kitchen cabinet. If you'll remember, I showed one that I use to hang necklaces on....but I have one in the kitchen for my pretty tea towels, too! :)

suzanne

Nola @ the Alamo said...

We rock! I've got cuptowels on the oven handle, as well as looped through the drawer handles, and of course, a very clean one laid across the clean dishes in the "clean" side of the sink!

Darlene said...

WOOHOO for the cuptowels!!!!!!

Cathy said...

I have never heard them called cup towels in all my life!!! Tea towels girls...that's what they are called!!! I am a Texan through and through and it is TEA TOWEL;)!!!

I'm just kidding...who cares...darling is what I call yours!!! I commented on it already at the FYR party!!!

Have a great weekend cup towel girl!!!
XOXO
Cathy

April said...

I've never heard the term "cup towels" and I've lived in the south all my life! Very interesting!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I've never heard the term cup towels, but thanks for the education! Where I come from they are dish towels or I have heard them called tea towels. Twyla

Brenda said...

You know, I wonder where they got the phrase "cup towels" to begin with? To dry cups with? Just wondering. Yeah, we're cup towel girlfriends! Say that to many and they'd have no idea what you're referring to!
Brenda

English Cottage in Georgia said...

This former Texas of 51 years called them dish towels, but hey, I was in South Texas - San Antonio. But wait, my grandmother from Oklahoma also called them dish towels :-)

Ms. Tee said...

I've never heard of cup towels, either - I've always heard them called *tea* towels. :) They're cute - so bright and cheery!

Carol said...

I've never, ever heard a kitchen towel called a cup towel! I'm a tea towel girl. By the way your cup towel is so pretty! ;-)

Hugs,
Carol

susan said...

My Mississippi born and bred mother inlaw called them cup towels. I call them tea towels..whatever they are I finally realized I collect them :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, I had never heard them called cup towels until you said that in a previous post, but I do think it's a cute name for a dish towel! Heck! I wanna unite, but I guess I'm out of the loop on this one. laurie

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I've never heard that before!
~Michelle

Daphine said...

Yep, I've certainly heard of cup towels many times in my life.

OKGardners said...

I love your "cup towel" - but I was raised to call them "tea towels" or "dish towels." I am an Oklahoma gal to the core - born and raised in Tulsa. Came to your area in 1990. (Edmond)

Betty in Oklahoma