Sunday, 11 September 2011

~Teapigs & Tea Cosy Giveaway (with a cherry on the top!)~

I am coming to realise how everyone loves a blog giveaway, myself included!  As promised I have a Tea Cosy for you, the appearance of which has made members of this family laugh scornfully at the size of the cherry on the top.  I don't mind though. To me, a Tea Cosy  -invented in the 1800's to keep afternoon tea warm whilst ladies had a gossip-  though having this very serious purpose should not be a serious-looking object. In fact the more ridiculous, silly and downright kitsch, the better, I say.
So here we are.....

The cherry bun Tea Cosy has been (lovingly) knitted in Rowan Cashsoft Aran and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (merino/cashmere) and beads sewn on to represent sprinkles.  It's a made-up pattern; (I wonder if regular blog readers are noticing a theme with me) - I'm as much make-it -up-as-I go  as  make -do-and -mend.
The body of the tea cosy was worked in two pieces; each side is 53 sts and worked in K2 P2 rib with a bit of shaping at the top.

Also, the tea-lovers at Teapigs have sent me a selection of teas to try this week. 

I love their packaging and little biodegradeable gauze tea temples that give the leaves room to stretch their legs infuse. Have a look around  their website and support the Real Tea Mission to encourage us to drink leaf tea. I particularly like the darjeeling earl grey, being a big earl grey fan.  This is made with a quality darjeeling with added italian bergamot, and tastes how you want earl grey to taste and not 'dusty' like some brands do, even the expensive ones.  I am going to serve this at my next afternoon tea on the 1st October.
Teapigs have some great 'Cheeky Deals' on too, where you can buy packs together and make a big saving. I think they'd be great in (dare I mention it) Christmas hampers for foodies along with a homemade cake and some chutney...I will include some Teapigs tea for the winner to try as well.
So, if you want to own this Tea Cosy to keep your Real Tea warm, all you have to do before Tuesday 13th Sept at 12 midnight, is;
  • please add yourself as a follower of my blog
  • peruse the lovely Teapigs website and please mention my blog if you place an order
  • leave me a comment so I can enter you in the draw
Right, I'm off to put the kettle on...


  1. I have followed!!

    I like the size of the cherry on top, nothing wrong with it! ;-)

  2. Love your cherry bun tea cosy! looks really cute! would look lovely on one if my many tea pots in the kitchen! have a bit of a tea pot addiction... fingers crossed

  3. I make cupcakes and I NEED to possess this teacosy! Pleeeze!

  4. That's a beauty and I think the cherry sits very proudly atop it. I also have a bit of a tea pot collection and would love to extend my cosy collection. I've tried Tea pigs too - delish!
    Am following with GFC so please count me in!

  5. I recently became a follower and since a post on Rhonda's blog have been looking into buying some loose tea. In France it is very expensive so I am looking at other sources.
    I have lots of tea-pots, but just use tea-bags at the moment.

  6. Hi,I am follower and loving your blog and the little tea cosy.please count me in for your give away,lots of love Jill xx

  7. Cute tea cozy :) Congratulations


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