Saturday, September 29, 2007

LET'S HAVE A TEA BREAK

Time for a cuppa!

For a good old-fashioned pot'o'tea,
you can follow the directions below -

Go make a cuppa - I'll wait.................

The full page advertisement from a vintage Australia Home Journal of the fifties.Now sit back and I hope you enjoy the pics!
Here are some of the tea pots and tea cosies in the collection.
Tea cosy with "half doll" (these dolls are also found on some pincushions).
This tea cosy is a popular pattern.
The vintage blue and orange tea cosy is a Madame Wiegel pattern.
The cottage tea cosy is a favourite and the crocheted tea cosy with pansies was made by me.
Another Madame Weigel tea cosy pattern. This is a daffodil stitch pattern and the directions for making this one will be in the link at the bottom of the page.

A vintage crocheted tea cosy which is not completed, tea bag holder, sugar spoons, and jam spoons, and tea leaf scoops.Well, I hope you enjoyed this little lot. There is heaps more but that will have to wait for another time......I have so many things packed in boxes at the moment (currently painting the house).....and it does make it somewhat awkward trying to do a blog......!!

Here are a list of patterns for tea cosies -
Rosy Cosy crocheted tea cosy
Cabled tea cosy (knitted)
Daffodil Stitch tea cosy (knitted)
Cathy's tea cosy (knitted)

Okay, who's for a second cuppa!

4 comments:

catsmum said...

Second cuppa? stupid question, m'friend. Have you EVER known me to knock one back?

jane said...

I would soooo love to visit your home. It must be amazing! You have so many unusual and interesting things! Thanks for sharing them on your blog.

Debbie said...

I use a Coventry Cathedral souvenir tea leaf scoop. The tea is kept in a souvenir Bunting Tea painted tin, bought at the North Sea, featuring the four seasons. We keep the tin turned so the right season is facing. I think my kids will look back and remember these things.

crazyhaberdasher said...

I am sure they will Debbie.
The two scoops in the picture are - Bournemouth/yellow shield - and - Cairns/teapot shape, this one also has a "clock" in its bowl (if you click on the picture you can make it out) and the time is four o'clock - tea time! Both these scoops were op/thrift shop finds.