Lately Obsessed: Turkish Towels

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Since moving into my parents house over two months ago, I've managed to redo what was my sister and my childhood bathroom. Nothing too dramatic... just a fresh coat of paint, a new lighting fixture and some new accessories here and there. But as y'all know, little changes can go a long way.

A few months back, I had the fortune of winning a gorgeous Turkish towel from the great little shop, Pop & Circumstance. What was once a smaller admiration for the fabulous Turkish culture has since developed into something much larger. The Turkish culture is a rich one, not only in the way of the obvious, such as art, history, and cuisine. But some of the most beautiful creations come from this gorgeous land crafted by the hands of their people. The colors, the patterns, the designs, the way the pastel-colored architecture contrasts against the blue sky... it's a breathtaking place. Full of color that makes your eyes dance.

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So, when going to purchase new towels for the bathroom, I did some thought and decided that Turkish towels were the way to go. They're lightweight, absorbent and dry very quickly. Unlike the traditional, factory-made cotton towel, Turkish towels only get softer with wash and wear, and the colors remain bright and vibrant. Another plus? These towels can double as picnic blankets, tablecloths or even a lightweight blanket for those summer nights outdoors when there's a chill in the air. They may not be for everyone, and come winter, I may change them out for a heavier towel, but for now they're perfect.

As much as I wish I could go back to Turkey and buy a handful of these beauties from the streets there, I cannot. Luckily, there are other options. If you're in the market, there are many shops on Etsy that sell Turkish towels, as well as shops such as L'Aviva Home and Cuyana. The options, the colors, the patterns... they're endless, even from half-way across the globe.

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