Monday, November 9, 2009

Tea Cozies

I have but one tea cozy and I cherish it so much. It belonged to my husbands grandmother who was Irish. It was handmade and passed down in her family. I only use it from time to time so that it stays as pristine as possible. Isn't this lovely workmanship.
If you look closely you can see the inside seam where it was turned. It doesn't have a single machine stitch.
The colors are still so vibrant too. I just love the clovers and dainty flowers. I guess some of you who crochet would know what kind of flower it is.

Well , there it is. Now you can see why I cherish it so. I hope to be making some this Christmas for tea friends, but I can assure you, they will not be nearly as beautiful as this. Do you have one that is very special to you? Please share.


YourTeaLife said...

How wonderful to have such a cherished heirloom. It is sure to make teatime extra special. I'm sure if it could talk, like teacups, it would have many interesting stories to tell.

Martha said...

What a wonderful cozy made even more special by it's provenance!

parTea lady said...

What a beautiful family heirloom and very fine crochet work. The plaid lining is pretty too.

My special cozy is one that my hubby cross-stitched for me. It has my monogram and pretty flowers.

Joyce said...

Cute, cute, cute....lovely gift that reflects your heritage. So glad you have it in your care. Love that plaid inside it.

Steph said...

Oh, my - what an amazing heirloom. It is just gorgeous and so special!

My favorite tea cozy is from my friend Sweetcakes. It matches a tea set that I favor. :-)

Angela McRae said...

I guess my favorite tea cozy is a filet crochet piece I made, simply because it took me years to finish it! And the flowers on your cozy are roses -- I've crocheted some exactly like them! In fact, I just won a vintage pattern book on eBay for tea cozies made with similar roses, and can't wait to make another (but simpler!) tea cozy.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is one of the prettiest tea cozy's I've ever seen, and how special that it was in the family!