have you seen these darling little tea towels? they're made by tikoli, a san francisco textile company. they have several pretty patterns with cute, simple designs in fresh, modern colors. dx and i came across these at a modern economy sale last fall in portland. they were such a great deal, we had to get some. dx got 4 of the orange floral design below:
and i got 4 of these: here's another cute pattern that i love: you can buy these at the tikoli website for $10 a towel. a little pricey, but if you need to brighten up your kitchen, i think these might do the trick.