Flour Sack Towels With Flowery Appeal

The soft cotton that once went into making flour sacks is what the photographer Pauline Stevens has selected for her vibrant collection of kitchen towels decorated with her food-focused photographs. Each is also printed with a literary quotation or a recipe for a dish, a drink or a sauce, most well-suited for Mother’s Day giving. There’s a special set for the holiday. One of the towels, showing a bucket of roses, has a quote from E.M. Forster: “I am sure that if mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” The other towel in the set also has roses, and a quote from Maya Angelou. Both measure 19-by-27 inches. Most of the towels are 27-inches square and come nicely packaged with a greeting card.

Red Bird’s House Towels, $24.95; Mother’s Day set, $49.90, free shipping with the purchase of two or more, redbirdshouse.com.

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