Reconsidering the Tea Cosy

Reconsidering the Tea Cosy

Sarah Rainwater
Nov 9, 2010

Thanksgiving is still weeks away, but the cold, rain and, snow (seriously?!) have already arrived to freeze my toes and cause me to give serious consideration to the ritual of the steamy afternoon tea party — clotted cream, scones, tea cosy and all.

While tea cosies may have once been rocked only by my knitting grandmother, there are some sweet contemporary options out there that are more than worth a second glance.

SHOWN ABOVE:

1. A chunky knitted cosy (with pompoms!) from Toast

2. A play on the traditional English cottage cosy by contemporary British knitter Donna Wilson

3. A ridiculously adorable Chocolate Cake Cosy, also by Donna Wilson

4. Les Oeufs tea cosy made from vintage French linens by Gloaming Designs

5. Felted reclaimed wool tea cosy by Elizabeth Cook Design

Images: As linked above

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