Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Cozy Christmas Cuppa


Ya know what I love about this time of year? It's cold! I don't swelter when I drink as much hot tea as I do... which is a lot. Recently I found myself poking around eBay for a new tea cozy, I have one already, but it's a wrap style and while it's super pretty, it's also very bulky and I'm always afraid it's going to tip over, taking 6 cups of scorching hot tea with it. I wanted a simple one that just rested over the teapot and didn't have to be wrapped & tied around the handle and spout like my other one. About this same time, bloggy friend and fellow tea enthusiast, Donna from My Cup Of Tea posted on facebook that she was now selling tea cozies on eBay, score! Well, I love supporting friends, especially when they're crafting things that I love and are totally functional. This was excellent!

I popped right over and found one that I liked, sew cute! A few days later, my tea was being kept hotter, longer. And much cuter, thanks Donna!!
Goes great with my new Mary Engelbreit cup! This was also a new score from eBay this season. I collect these tea cups and I've been after this particular one for years.

But wait, thats not all!! Donna also sent me a couple of really neat doodads!
Can you guess what they are?

Drip catchers!! These are sew clever. I've seen drip catchers before but they're usually cheapy disposable things. These ones are cotton and can be washed and used again and again. Much better, no?

I'm happy now, I can sit and stitch and keep my tea really hot for a long, long time.
Thanks Donna, I love it!

Pop on over and visit Donna and check out the really awesome tea parties she does, she's the nicest lady, you'll be glad you did.

Ok, I'm off - back to my cluttered little sewing desk to finish up my presents. I'm WAY behind. Yikes!


suzitee said...

That teacup! How adorable is that? I've never seen Mary Engelbreit china, and it's love at first sight. Think of me sitting here in Perth, sweltering, while you pour your next cuppa...Boxing Day is supposed to reach 44 degrees...yikes!
Have a wonderful Christmas Lisa...and I look forward to reading more of your adventures in 2011 xxx

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Merry Christmas, Lisa!
I love the gifts that Donna sent you. Beautiful!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Donna, Kes and Fezzik

Denise said...

Lisa, You are truely one of my kindred spirits in life.Over the last few months that I've been blogging,Finding kindred spirits has been the big treat for me.Merry Christmas and God bless.

Jill said...

Okay, let me first just say~ ARLEN IS THE BOMB!! That light box is amazing! He deserves a bazillion-gillion cookies!

I love your new Christmas tea accessories. I still can't get over how brilliant those drip catchers are~ and so cute too!

It's fun to see your Christmas tree all decorated. It turned out beautiful! Let's get together again before the Christmas decorations come down, okay?!


Beedeebabee said...

What pretty tea things! I've never seen a drip catcher cool (and cute) is that! There's a great site that sells LOTS of ME stuff. I haven't visited for a while, but it's called If you haven't heard about it, go take a peek! xo Paulette