Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What's Under Your Skirt?


I was raised not to show anyone what was under my skirt, as were most ladies, however, there is an occasional exception!  I purchased this cozy in Bermuda on our 5th wedding anniversary. I was told she was called a "Parlor Maid" tea cozy because of her fine outfit.  

Tea cozies are wonderful when you want to keep a pot of tea hot - they really work!  They are designed to insulate the teapot.  If you like tea, you'll love a tea cozy, especially if you're having a tea!  The first documented use of a tea cozy was in Britain in 1867!

Now, do you want to see what my little friend is hiding under her skirt?  




I have coveted this teapot since I was a young girl, it belonged to my mom, she received it as a wedding shower gift, and she used it all the time.  It now belongs to me, and it makes me smile, every time I look at it.  I can't wait to use it with friends and family when my dining room renovation is complete and my home is put back together!


To complete my mini tea party for myself, I broke out my Old Country Roses china tea cup, tea strainer and some Irish breakfast tea that I purchased at a farmers market in Maine.  I buy tea from Nellies Tea every time I see her at the market. She has the best tea around!  Stop by for a cuppa when you have a moment!

Brew, drink & enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. My drink is coffee, but looking at the picture of your mini-tea party makes me almost wish I was a tea drinker, too! (I only have a cup of tea when I am very cold and need something to warm up, or when I have an upset tummy)
    My Mum is a big tea drinker. She does not use a cozy, though; her choice for keeping her tea nice and hot is one of those little thingies where you put a small candle in and then the tea pot on top. Can't think of the English word for it right now.

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  2. Lovely looking lady tea cosy!

    Mine is in the shape of a cat which my own cats regard as an alien intruder into their home... I have to guard it from them when in use, as they stalk it and give it a crafty whack with their paws if they get close enough...

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  3. Your new header is really nice. I am a tea drinker so I know you have to keep it hot; has to be the cutest cozy I've ever seen.
    Rita

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  4. What a lovely tea cup. I adore good china and it feels so good to sip from a nice china cup. Your cozy is a nice way to keep your tea warm Mary and she's so cute too.
    Sam

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  5. cute title for sure. I love your tea cozy pour me a cup please I like a drop of honey.
    Cathy

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  6. Pretty cozy, and I love the teapot, especially the sentiment of it! What a sweet tea party :)

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  7. My aunt used to knit cosies all the time! I love your teapot and china cup:)
    ~Anne

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  8. Hi lovely lady.
    I would love to have a cup of tea with you!! Your tea set is Beautiful.. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. Hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  9. I, too, love tea! Your tea cozy is just so sweet! My friend, Cathy, loves her tea cozy. I have never had one! Perhaps I should try making one!

    I hope you will be taking pictures of your new dining room renovation when the project is complete!

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  10. What a beautiful tea set up you have going. I love the tea cozy. I also love the blue on that teapot.

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  11. She is so sweet looking. I love how something so adorable is also so useful. Hmmmm, I didn't get any tea today though when I stopped by.

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  12. Love the history behind this. Special possesions do matter when it involves memories of loved ones. Glad you visited and I will try to be a better visitor also. Love your blog so much.

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  13. What a beautiful tea pot...I love the color! And the tea cozy is precious! I'll follow the link for the tea. I sure need to find some good quality tea! Thanks!

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  14. This is a case where immodesty is appreciated :) Love the tea cozy and beautiful tea cup and saucer.

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  16. What beautiful china you have! My dear mother was a great fan of the tea cosy but I actually don't have one. I'm going to go in search of one of her old ones tomorrow :) Thank you!

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  17. The teapot is lovely and the cozy delightful...so glad you've something your mother cherished.

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  18. What a lovely blog, I am so glad to stop by. I have the complete English Roses set left to me by my late mother. Isn't it just beautiful to drink tea out of? Your blue Hull teapot is divine, I wonder if I will ever come across one of those in an Op shop? most likely not. The brown Hull I came across was just sitting on a shelf waiting for me! Thank you for stopping by my blog - so glad you did :)

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