Friday, 31 October 2008

T Towel, G Towel


My local Op Shop yielded this tea towel yesterday. Its brand new, never been used, but judging by the picture, it must be about 20 years old.

Looking south across the MCG, there's nothing between the "G" and Olympic Park. Missing is the Tennis Centre, which was opened in 1988, nor is the Great Southern Stand shown, which from memory, was built around the same time.

Here's how the site looks these days. I couldn't find an image looking in exactly the same direction, but suffice to say, everything below Olympic Park (illuminated oval shape above and left of the G in the photo) what's not shown on the tea towel.


Any suggestions as to what I can do with it?

12 comments:

CurlyPops said...

That is an amazing find. Have you seen some of the vintage tea towels thingies over at Button Beauty?

M said...

Do nothing! It's an historical artefact. It may even have a preservation order on it.

Annie said...

That's an amazing find. Very interesting

KikiMiss said...

WOW! That's like 'cricket porn'...did you ask The Cricketer what to do with it?

Cathy said...

When I got married about 21 years ago - I was given one of those!!! I was so enthralled with it at the time - why would anyone give us a teatowel of the MCG! Maybe you could do what I do with mine - leave it a drawer for another 20 years!!!!!!!!!! they are pretty useless if you ask me! Maybe in 50 years it could be dispayed in a museum for the 80's era!

Stomper Girl said...

So, drying the dishes with it not an option then?

Cathy said...

frame it? fly it from a flag post? it is an historical artefact...so definitely no dish wiping :)

Melody said...

Great towel.

How about making it into a shopping bag? Or somehow sewing it onto a t-shirt? Or just using it as it was meant to be used?

;-)

SadieandLance said...

Iron it, frame it. Surely the Cricketer would make some appreciative noises to that? And if you can't decide, you could always give it to me and I'll iron it and frame it. My Cricketer/Full Forward would give it daily admiration!

Louise said...

I would frame it and I don't even like cricket! I do love my Melbourne though and it's such a great little reminder of our past.

Victoria said...

I love love love that teatowel. Frame it for sure.

Also, love the hat in the previous post.

Anonymous said...

Interesting Addition!
G-Towel