These are my beloved Dr. Doolittle curtains! I think I may have mentioned them long ago in this space, but they always bring a smile to my face and definitely belong on this list of kitchen favorites. I found these at a flea market and could barely contain my excitement, but anyone who shops at flea markets knows that Rule #1 is "Don't let the vendor know that you'll pay any price to get these," so I calmly inquired about the price and forked over the cash without allowing my face to register the giddiness I was feeling.
Dr. Doolittle was one of my favorite childhood films, along with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (I definitely had a thing for Dick Van Dyke). I loved the ship and the weird island and Rex Harrison's dashingly handsome doctor who could talk with the animals. In my kitchen curtains you'll find the snail with the broken tail, the horse who needed glasses, the two headed push-me-pull-you, the talking parrot and the whale who saved the day, not to mention a monkey wearing clothing who is the main reason my eye was drawn to this textile in the first place.
Yah, they're a little nursery-ish but they make me happy (and they go perfectly with the green walls and all my vintage dishes, so they're a keeper).