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Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Cosy Cottage

If you make your tea using a teapot, chances are you own a tea cosy.



A tea cosy is a cover for a teapot traditionally made of cloth or wool which is used to insulate the tea, keeping it warm while it brews.
Cloth tea cosies often have padded inserts, which can be removed and washed separately.
They are often available in matching sets with other items such as tablecloths, oven gloves and aprons.
Although the history of the tea cosy may begin when tea was introduced to Britain in the 1660s, the first documented use of a tea cosy in Britain was in 1867.
The quaint little cottage cosy, was given to me by my parents, on one of my visits home.

10 comments:

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I love the cottage cozy but I love the little pumpkin teapot most of all!

Bernideen said...

That is a DARLING tea cozy! Have a great day.

Denise said...

I have to keep looking at it.I'm not sure about what I'm seeing.Is it really huge? Bigger than most cozies ? I love it no matter what the answer.To Me it's totally gorgeous.Hugs to You across the miles-Denise

Deb said...

It's absolutely beautiful. I'm sure it sits out for you to enjoy throughout the day. What a nice memory of visiting your parents. My daughter just came in the office to ask if the music was coming from a blog. She loves it as do I. So calming. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Deb

Raine said...

aww how sweet

donna baker said...

Oh my gosh, Jo, that is the cutest tea cozy I've ever seen.

L. D. said...

It is such a nice kozy. I had to look for it as it was such a great artwork.

Susie said...

Jo, That is a wonderful cozy and it's special because it's loving gift from your folks. xoxo,Susie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Jo! You really have the most beautiful tea pots and I love that you are using and enjoying them too! I hope you're doing well, and enjoying the weekend!

Terry said...

What a sweet tea cozy!