Monday, August 21, 2006

Marimekko Mentality

Dear Marc, you make your own line of towels, don't you? Or is there no Marc Home division yet? I should know these things, but I don't. Fill me in if you do.

The other day, I was shopping for a wedding present. Not that familiar with the couple's taste, I wanted to go for something classy and timeless. In Sweden, this means I headed for the Marimekko store.

I chose a few glasses I liked and as I did, I overheard two girls standing behind me, in the plush & luxurious towel section.

Girl #1: Look at those towels. The striped green ones. We have such towels at home, but we're not allowed to use them.

Girl #2: Right. We have that too. Towels that aren't for use.

Girl #1: What's up with that?

I have no clue? Do you? Have towels at home that no one can use?



The Glamour Bee said...

Never heard of towels at home that are not for use! I'm guessing their guests could use them? Your blog is great, btw!

Mixed & Matched said...

I love your blog, I truly do.

My mother has towels that no one is supposed to use. She says it keeps the bathroom shelf looking very "posh". The only people that can use them are visitors- but not if they're family- these magical towels are only for making an impression...

tis odd.

Eebs said...

My stepmom has a COUCH that you're not allowed to SIT ON.

an english girl in new york said...

noop. all of our towels are ratty and horrible.

We use our expensive china about once a year....hmm....we sit on our sofas, (except our nice one's are in storage in england because we're in new york......)

ah. got it. we never have enough pillows so mother steals mine and gives them to guests, leaving me with a sore head when i sneak into bed at 3 in the morning.

Lana said...

Haha, that's funny. Maybe they are to beautiful..or they are for the guests.