We All Scream for Halloween Dish Towels
I've never been one for gigantic homes. The few I've been in have either been 1. plantation homes or 2. the White House or 3. decorated very blandly. When some new friends moved in with parents recently and we were invited over for a movie, though, I couldn't resist seeing what another friend called "the castle house," which came complete with a cat-dog (a very docile Chihuahua). The décor turned out to be anything but bland. Decorated from floor to very high ceiling for Halloween, I peered at eyeballs that peered back, checked out vinyl rats running along the baseboards and found myself surrounded by the macabre and unusual. It was awesome.
The six bathrooms had themes. A magician bathroom featured a palmistry hand above the toilet. The "Day of the Dead" bathroom had silver skeleton hands as soap dishes and lights shaped like flames. The Monopoly bathroom's shower curtain was the game board, while the carpets were printed like the game's cards. The space robot bathroom (my favorite) had just what you'd expect from any space robot bathroom - spacemen and robots.
The house was amazing, eccentric and a little overwhelming. By now, you're probably glancing at the top of this post wondering how this all ties back to dish towels. Me, too. Just kidding, I have a plan.
See, when my coworker mentioned that we had more dish towels in stock, I politely noted that dish towels weren't that exciting, and likely wouldn't make good blog topics. These, however, were Halloween dish towels. And man, are they creepy. They'd look just right hanging in the kitchen of my friend's parents' house, right around the corner from the space robot bathroom and the bowl of fake eyeballs. As soon as I took a closer look at the Halloween dish towels, the wee bit of creepiness (particularly in the "Lady Fingers" version) reminded me exactly of the castle house.
Each of the Halloween dish towels features a slightly creepy food item. They're simple, modern and playful. I like the little ice cream face on the "I Scream" towel, and the "Scream of Wheat" towel is the least scary of the bunch, so it would work if you're trying to avoid full-on creepy with your Halloween dish towels. Because they're white with just the little graphic at the bottom, they'd match any Halloween décor, and the towels will definitely be eye-catching ... as long as there isn't a whole bowl of eyeballs nearby to distract guests, that is.