More and more designers are updating these old-fashioned tea essentials. They always kept their granny look but like the things at Anthropologie, it is part of their charm. Ruth Cross, who worked with Linda Bloomfield, creates knitted garment and home accessories. Her knitted work is exquisite.
Etsy constitutes a great source for cozies. Knit Storm crocheted adorable mug cozies using a recycled wool yarn. My favorite is the one with hanging “Tea Me!” bag that is hand embroidered onto a piece of off-white felt and attached to one side of the cozy. After discussing with my husband, he is worried that the cozy stands too tall to stay clean. For that reason, I will sleep on it before ordering mine.
One thing for sure is that tea and mug cozies are becoming more desirable by the minute since my cup of tea got cold as I wrote this post.
+ Ruth Cross
+ Tea Me Mug Cozy by KnitStorm $14 USD
The Blushing HostessSeptember 29, 2009 at 06:23
These are fabulous! I can only ever find ones that look very Granny. thank you for sharing!
AllisonSeptember 29, 2009 at 08:43
Great cozies – I will definitely get one for my Gran for Christmas! I think the Knitstorm cozies go up so high because of the mug being used in the photo – if the handle on the mug was lower, it would sit lower as well. Cheers!
At Home with Kim ValleeSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:53
Good point Allison. I will check where the handle falls on my cups.
If anyone has them or similar models, I would like to know how they perform.
KateSeptember 29, 2009 at 13:04
Thanks for featuring my “Tea Me!” mug cozy! It’s great to get feedback on them and it hadn’t occurred to me this one does look quite high up on the mug, albeit they can be hand washed whenever they need to be. At any rate, I have lots of other cozies pictured in my store (Knitstorm.com) on the more common mug frame so that you can get an idea of how they fit on them. Also, I take custom orders all the time if anyone ever wants their cozy done a little differently. Just a few things to keep in mind!
All the best,