The Big Country has always embraced its country roots. Farmers, ranchers, and oil fields are part of our DNA. Traditions that were started over a hundred years ago still happen today, and we love it that way. One of the things people of the Big Country still use today, as they did way back when, is the flour sack kitchen towel. In the past, flower and grains came in fabric bags. When families were done with those bags they would wash them, bleach them, and cut them to reuse as towels. While most of us don’t get our grain and flour in sacks any longer, the use of flour bag towels has stood the test of time. In fact, the product has been improved and changed to be a perfect accessory for any kitchen.
That is why Mankin and Sons Gardens is so happy to offer the Abilene community the most beautiful flour sack towels in the market, which are made by the company Mary Lake-Thompson.
Flour sack towels have a lot to offer
Absolutely Gorgeous Designs
What sets Mary Lake-Thomson flour sack towels apart is the different design options on the towels. The original designer Mary was an artist from California had done design work for C.R. Gibson and Eddie Bauer, before launching her own line of products that featured her original artwork. She was inspired by her family, the outdoors, and her life living in rural California. Come by Mankin and Sons Gardens to see the many different designs we have available today!
Each of these towels is 30×30, which helps with drying large pots and pans without feeling like you are caring around a beach towel in your kitchen. Also, one of the reasons that the flour bags were used so much historically was because they could absorb a lot of water without feeling soaking wet and that has not changed over time.
If you are like some of us, coming up with ideas for gifts for the many different occasions can be hard. However, that is no longer the case. These towels make amazing gifts. They are not only functional (so your friend or family won’t throw it in a drawer and never use it) but they are like affordable pieces of art that can be displayed in every room in your home. These would be great in gift baskets, as a thank you gift to a party host or hostess, or you could choose from one of the special edition towels for any holiday or season.
At Mankin and Sons Gardens, our goal is to make your home something you are proud of and want to share with others, both inside and out. These towels are a great way to honor our community’s history and make your home look and feel it’s very best. Come visit with our team and let us find the perfect Mary Lake-Thomson flour bag kitchen towel for you.