Bathroom towels — 3 vintage style designs from Cath Kidston

cath kidston bathroom towels with roses

So pretty. You know how I am a sucker for vintage style bathroom towels. I found three great designs from British designer Cath Kidston — including these roses that remind me of grandma’s house. Kidston was one of the early leaders in reintroducing vintage retro style linens and other home and bath accessories into the market. From her bio:

Cath Kidston Ltd was founded in 1993 when designer Cath Kidston opened a tiny shop in London’s Holland Park. She began by selling the vintage fabrics, wallpapers and brightly-painted junk furniture she remembered fondly from her childhood. Her clever, witty re-working of traditional English country house style meant that her shop soon became a cult success. Gradually Cath began to design her own prints and products.

One of the first was a printed ironing board cover – practical, quirky and with a distinctive floral print, it has come to epitomize the Cath Kidston look. The product base has expanded steadily to include an extensive range of homewares as well as women’s fashion and accessories and the 2008 launch of the Cath Kids brand.  Various ranges are manufactured under license by companies including Churchill China and Fulton Umbrellas.

Here in the U.S. she has a website that offers a limited selection. No shower curtains, but her bathroom towels — including the pretty rose design shown above — are certainly heartbreakers and would look great in a midcentury or retro style bathroom.

cowboy fabricShe also offers a cowboy design — perfect for a kid’s bathroom.

baby rubber ducksAnd baby rubber ducks, too.

There are also coordinating towels with polka dots and stripes. These are all pretty spendy. But looking is free. Jump over to Cath Kidston online to see her retro vintage style towels and other products.

See all my bathroom accessory research here.

  1. Kim says:

    My Grammy had bath towels nearly identical to that rose print, in the 60s. Somewhere I have a picture of myself as a toddler, in the tub but with my hair swathed in a rose-printed towel turban. 🙂

  2. Marion Powell says:

    I’ve loved Cath Kidston for years. Her line is out of my price range but it’s a great idea for a splurge.

  3. lynda says:

    Okay, this is my new favorite stuff. I saw some fabrics and paper goods in Germany last year and thought they were so pretty. The bath towels are perfect. I love the tea towels, the plates….and a bunch more. Thanks for reminding me about this designer.

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