Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tea Cozy (also spelled Cosy)

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn’t try it on.     - Billy Connolly


This was the first tea cozy I ever used.  It was given to me as a gift in 1969 by a  sweet older lady (Nellie) and it was hand knit by her.  I haven’t used it in years because it is very badly stained and even has a couple of burn marks.  Funny how I can’t seem to part with it though.

The most popular legend of the invention of the tea cozy comes from Ireland in the 1600s.  One night a farmer was eating his dinner and leaned across the table for something.  His hat fell off and landed on top of his teapot.  When he removed it later to pour his tea, he realized that the hat had kept the tea warm.  The farmer’s industrious wife made the first official teapot cover and called it a “cosy’. 

I have another cozy that I never use for the opposite reason.  It is too pretty and I don’t want it getting tea stained and ratty like my first one.


This cozy was cross-stitched for me by my hubby.  It has my monogram and some cute little teapot, bee and butterfly charms.


Isn’t it a pretty tea cozy?


The Duchess at Rose Tea Cottage has bestowed a title on me.  I’m now an Honorary Noble Of The Most Excellent Order Of The Blog Empire.  Thank you very much.


Duchess of Tea said...

You are welcome my friend, you deserve it.
Duchess xx

Marilyn Miller said...

Treasure each cozy, they are both very special! Congratulations on the award.

Angela McRae said...

I like both your tea cozies! The first one has character, and the second one was obviously made with love!

Steph said...

Both are lovely! You need one in the middle - that's "just right". :-)

Southern Touch Catering said...

Congrats on the honor and I love the cosy your DH made for you. He truly is one talented fellow.

Duchess of Tea said...

Pretty tea cozies my love, they are lovely indeed. I bought one this weekend, and will post next week. Of course, yours are much prettier.
Duchess xx

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm so impressed that your hubby made that cosy! That is so sweet, and a special treasure!


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