Thursday, March 25, 2010
A cozy Christmas gift - in March!
I have a confession to make: Until this week I have never owned a fabric tea cozy. Yes, I've got one I crocheted, one I knitted and a beautiful mauve-pink knitted one that was a gift from a thoughtful reader, but I've never had one of those pretty, thick fabric cozies until yesterday. My friend Ruth and I were meeting for lunch at Holly Cottage Tea Room, and it was there she gave me my Christmas present! (Ladies at the tearoom kept asking, "Oh, is it someone's birthday?" and Ruth just laughed and explained we simply haven't had a chance to get together before now. Unable to catch my gardener friend at home last Christmas, I had left her gift, a teapot planter, on her porch.)
Ruth told me she found this gorgeous tea cozy in the Victorian Trading Co. catalog, and I just love it! When I opened it, I immediately had to touch the glazed chintz fabric.
When I reached inside to fluff it out, however, I touched rich, regal velvet. "It's reversible!" my friend proudly exclaimed, and so I proudly reversed it! This is really a two-for-one tea cozy, which I will enjoy using in its floral version now and in the lush red velvet version at Christmas, Valentine's, and if need be, the Fourth of July!