The toothpaste fabric is epic! (love the wood grain, too, of course!)
That toothpaste print came from Japan and cost a pretty penny, but how could I resist? Poorly or not at all, that's how.
Great stuff, the Mexican sugar skulls bath towel is by far my favorite and the toothpaste hand towel is great too (and a wonderful choice considering that she's a dentist). I like that wood grain fabric too, I've never seen material with that motif before.
If you don't mind my asking, what about foreign toothpaste attracts you as a collector? (I'm not judging, I accumulate all sorts of things myself, and I regularly read the blog of a guy that collects ancient expired food.)
All but the toothpaste towel are dishtowels, actually. I wonder how cotton print/linen would work as a bath towel?
Well, the first time I ever traveled with a required passport, I happened to run out of toothpaste and had to buy some. I thought it was neat that the Colgate was labeled in Spanish. So the next time I vacationed abroad I had a look and began to realize how culturally specific toothpaste tubes could look, how inexpensive and ubiquitous toothpaste is. On top of that it's useful (I display just the empty tubes), no one cares at customs, and one can even empty the tubes prior to returning! And finally, there is something about visiting a place as mundane as a pharmacy or grocery store in a foreign land that feels like a bit more of an immersion into that land.