March 16, 2007

Dish Detergent Bottle
Pretty Tea Towels
Are you tired of having the unsightly dishwashing detergent bottle prominently displayed in your kitchen? Well, I was! I figured since I was going to be spending the next "umpteen" years washing dishes I might as well make it as pleasant an experience as possible. How did I do it? A trip to the Dollar Store to get a decorative bottle and an oil and vinegar nozzle and VOILA, I have a beautiful new bottle that I can display proudly. It's the little things that make such a BIG difference in your home~

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Another way to add some beauty to your kitchen routine is with some pretty towels. Here are just a few of my favorites to help me in the kitchen~

If we are going to be spending lots of hours doing a particular task we should make it as pleasant as possible, shouldn't we?


Anonymous said...

What great ideas! I am going to have to make a trip to the dollar store, I think :)

Bless you,
Michelle (from MI)

Anonymous said...

one thing that concerns me about using the oil bottles for dishwashing detergent (I saw it on another blog as well) is that I was taught NEVER to put non-food items in food containers. This was brought home to me when I was almost sickened once at a party where the hostess had white (Ivory) dishwashing detergent in a honey bear bottle and I mistook it for the creamer because it was right beside the coffee pot and sugar bowl!! It seemed strange, but I was talking at the time and needless to say that first sip was most unpleasant!! Just a warning for others to consider.....

Kelli said...

I agree, Susan! I have my dishsoap in a similar bottle and it really does make a difference! I get lots of compliments on it. I love your kitchen towels, makes me wish I had a Kmart nearby. :0)


Jodi said...

If we are going to be spending lots of hours doing a particular task we should make it as pleasant as possible, shouldn't we?

I wish I had learned that as a young wife! It took a few years before that bit of wisdom dawned on me. :o)

Karen said...

I asked for new kitchen towels for Christmas, and my mother-in-love graciously bought me enough to get through til next Christmas! LOL!! Ours get so stained and dirty so quickly, that I have hidden most of the new ones for later use.
I have seen the bottle used as dish soap dispensers before, but have put off getting one, but it is high on my list after seeing yours. Very pretty.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love that bottle~!

That's my feeling exactly. I once had a friend come into my kitchen for a paper towel and she rolled her eyes and said even my paper towels are pretty.

Hehehe...and why not?

Mrs. U said...

I LOVE your Martha towels!! :)

Your blue and white towel is LOVELY, too!! Wherever did you find that one?

Mrs. U

deezie said...

I have the same thing in my kitchen I saw Martha Stewart years ago on TV showing the bottle with the dish soap in it and fell in love
looks very pretty

Candy said...

Love everything! I was waiting for a picture of your plate with something special written on it by you :) The plate and your door wreaths I always look forward to :)

Anonymous said...

I've just poured my dish soap into an oil and vinegar bottle. I think I need to thin it with some water because it's very slow to come out (Palmolive). Maybe the opening on my bottle is smaller, or the soap is thicker? I love this idea! I had a pretty pump dispenser but it didn't work well after awhile.

I want to replace my kitchen towels, too. I just blogged about hemming some toweling fabric to make a new dish towel.

I love things that are pretty and practical.

Susan P. said...

Sabine, I'm so glad you liked this idea. I forgot to mention that I do add a little bit of water to the detergent because it makes it much easier to come out that way! Hope you enjoy it:)

Susan P. said...

anonymous, thank you for the warning! I have mine right next to my sink by the hand lotion so I don't think anybody will mistake it for something else, at least I hope not:) That must have been one nasty tasting cup of coffee! LOL