Among the birthday gifts I received this year was a charming knitted tea cozy from my tea pen pal in New York, Sandy. She had told me a package of goodies would be arriving, so I was delighted when my mail turned up a wonderful package containing stationery/scrapbooking goodies, a gorgeous red toile apron, a pretty nail file and other treats. But my absolute most favorite item was this floral tea cozy!
The fun thing was, the tea cozy didn't arrive looking like the photo above, it looked like this.
And inside the tea bag envelope, Sandy had sent these brads so I could attach the crocheted flowers to the tea cozy and decorate it as I wished! Isn't that a neat idea? I had so much fun embellishing my own tea cozy, and I thought that's an idea some of you might wish to borrow as well. (Thanks for the gifts and for the fun, Sandy!)