Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tea Cozy for ME!

After I didn't win one of the DARLING tea cozies that Gayle at

Garden of Daisies

gave away last week,


I decided to try making one of my own.

I've made ONE before from quilted placemats

but this was the first time I started completely from scratch.


I lined it with both Warm & Natural cotton quilt batting

and put some Thinsulate on the bottom as well as the sides

but not up into the scallops.



It worked GREAT & kept my tea warm enough

to enjoy two cups while sitting on the porch...


enjoying all the summer flowers!






Thank you, sweet sewing friend, Jerry, for my delightful

book on "Afternoon Tea"!

Does she know me, or what??!!



I learned that Marilyn at

Delights Of The Heart

sells tea cozies that are similar to the ones Gayle made.

She also sells a pattern, which would have made my job SEW much easier!

I recommend visiting her tea shop, Marmalady's.

I hope to make more of these little treasures,

as I think they'd make great gifts for all my

tea loving friends.

I'm going to link up with Marty at

A Stroll Thru Life

for her Tabletop Tuesday,

since this IS on top of a table!

Thank you for visiting The Gazebo House.




  1. Your tea cozy is fabulous and oh my, how I would love to be sitting in such a lovely spot enjoy the flowers and the tea. Such a pretty tablesetting. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs Marty

  2. Your cozy looks great Rett, love the fun colors and way you used thinsulate-enjoy:@)

  3. Love this Rett and I'll get over to look at the pattern too. I'm thinking this would be a great little drop off gift for the ladies at church when they're under the weather. Thanks a ton for sharing.

  4. Oh how pretty! The fabric is such a rich that and it all looks perfect with the flowers and the book. I swear you are a sewing wonder!

    I haven't been around much lately...dealing with all the family stuff. I'm hoping to slowly get back into some sort of "normal" soon.

  5. Gorgeous space! Fabulous tea cozy with fun colours! Tea-flowers-colours..oh my..stunning! Great shots too:) Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. It's beautiful, and so are the pictures! Everything here is nearly dried up and dead. It's too hot to drink a hot drink outside! LOL
    Sweet iced tea for us!

  7. I think i have a pattern just like that.. I love your fabric.. now that is what makes it so stunning. great job!Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

  8. What a pretty tea cosy you made, Rett!
    I have two of them and use one every night because I really don't like tepid tea.

  9. Rett, your tea cozy turned out so pretty! I like the fabrics you used. And the decorative stitches for the ribbon casing.

  10. Thanks so much for mentioning Marmalady's and Delights of the Heart. I love your blog and photography and will definitely come back again. Thanks for visiting me too.

  11. Rett, Your tea cozy is adorable! I love the deep rich colors. Love your blog header too! Happy 4th of July!
    Hugs, Beth

  12. Rett, I'm so glad you enjoyed your book. When I saw it, it had your name written all over it, sweet thing!! Your blog is beautiful....I'm not a blog reader, so thank you for poking me and letting me know to come look!! Big hugs all the way up there from Mississippi. :)


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