I bought these linen dish towels at IKEA because they were simple and pretty. Plus, they were cheap at just $7 for two. it turns out they are hands-down, the best cheap dish towels I have ever purchased. After a few washes they are even better as the fibers soften up a bit; I swear they could pass for fancy, French linens. At Christmas I got a couple more from my mother as a gift, and I have since gifted these versatile towels to others (though in the end I fessed up that they were from IKEA). Consider this is a little secret between me and you and IKEA, okay?