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Monday, August 6, 2012

Tablescape # 50 A Tea Cozy from England

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week. I'm doing wonderfully. August is here.
 We have had great weather all summer, but this week it's been in the triple digits.  I was outside early this morning to photograph this post. I started shooting  in the sun and ended the shoot in the shade. It was HOT!
Last year while in England I bought this adorable strawberry tea cozy at an outdoor market place.
 I found it at the  Whickham Cottage Crafts booth in Durham, England..
Do you think I'm crazy showing off my tea cozy in the middle of the summer? I think I'm crazy! My post vision was to  put fresh strawberries in the post, but every time I had some strawberries for the post, sweetheart and I would eat them up.
 So here is the cutest tea cozy at My Cozy Corner in the summer sun.

The Black-Eyed-Susan's are blooming up a storm.
 The vintage table cloth I've had for awhile, and my vintage snack sets have been around since the early 60's. 
During the 60's and 70's I would host family gathering, bridal showers and baby showers a lot and the snack sets were so wonderful to use for buffets. I have six sets of four, and
 I still use them today for tea parties and family get-togethers.

The tea cozy is covered with yellow seeds and the big strawberry on top.
I used my red tea pot, but I think a bright yellow tea pot would be fun also.

The knitted green top is amazing.  And the beads for seeds are so cute.

My sunflowers are going to be blooming next week, and the little lantern is lite in the evenings
 for an added glow to our patio area during the summer months.
I found some vintage flatware at GW and the matching napkins I made years ago.

Bright and Sunny

There's always something to eat with a cup of tea.
I found this Lemon-Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread recipe in the
August issue of Southern Living 2012
Last night I put ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream on this bread. It was a delicious treat.
Our garden is overflowing with zucchini and this recipe was a
 nice change from the traditional zucchini bread recipes I usually bake.

Now we're in the shade.  Thank Goodness!!!

The vintage tablecloth has an embroidered strawberry pattern and motif around the edges.
Some loving hands have touched this tablecloth and now I'm the proud owner of it.

Lot's of summer yellow in the garden this time of year.  

The rose is called Summer Kiss and I love my lavender Butter-Fly bush in the background

Can you see my tea cozy just waiting for me to buy it?
This was the cutest booth.

Thank  you for visiting My Cozy Corner today. 
I hope you have enjoyed my little treasures that I dearly love.
I'm joining some fun parties, so hop over and see what's up.

A Stroll thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups for Tea Cuppa Tuesday 

A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Bernideen's Tea Blog Tea in the Garden
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home 
Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday

Natasha In Oz for Say G'Day Saturday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Until we meet again.


  1. Betty:
    That is so darling. I have several vintage tablecloths with strawberries and love them too. That cozy is precious!

  2. I adore your tea cozy! It is all so pretty and fresh. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Delightsome Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. I think your strawberry tea cozy is adorable and I'm going to write out the yummy recipe.

  4. Betty, I think I have a case of tea cozy envy!! OMGoodness, that is the cutest EVER!! I'm visiting from Rose Chintz Cottage.

  5. Hi Betty,
    That tea cozy is simply adorable! I love it! How pretty all your Brown-eyed Susans are! Wonderful post and thank you for sharing with us.


  6. Your tablescape and tea cozy are adorable! Love your flowers....great spot for tea!!

  7. What a delightful and lovely garden tea!

    I adore your strawberry knitted tea cosy- just too cute!!!

  8. Hi Betty. Thanks for sharing your wonderful garden and your tea cozy. That is absolutely brilliant! I LOVE your cozy! And, as far as I'm concerned, it's always time for tea!

  9. Love your cozy! I can't believe that I didn't get one when I was over there last year! When were you there and where? We were there for six weeks and lived in Wiltshire and the Cotswolds. I adore England and brought home many treasures -- just not a tea cozy!

  10. I'd say a fresh strawberry is a perfect cozy for the summer. It really is adorable.

  11. What an adorable tea cozy and how fortunate for you to have visited England! Beautiful photos, thank you so much for sharing these.

    ***I am stopping by from the hop, A Return To Lovliness. Have a wonderful week!

  12. This is the first time I've visited your cosy corner and it does look so cosy. Ironically it is so rare to see a typically English tea set out in the garden here nowadays. Such a shame. Maybe you've inspired me to do it when I get home from holiday....

  13. What a lovely cozy, and the table cloth is very pretty. Love vintage cloths. Your flowers are beautiful as is the garden, really enjoyed...

  14. I simpy adore teacozys... an you're " Strawberry" is particularly cute( Ha Ha)...makes me smile.... It's almost a dying art... and very hard to find a tea cozy these day ... OMG ..Tea snack trays are just the best for parties... I snapple them up at flea markets and garage sales... Teatime in your garden look quite inviting with all those lovely flowers... Thanks for sharing the beauty...Hugs

  15. Pefectly LOVEly! The tea cozy is precious! The summer sun is so difficult to deal with in outdoor pictures - LOVE your Blackeye Susans - one of my favorite perennials! Lovely tablescape I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  16. Lovely post and darling tea cozy ~ a treasure ~ Love tea parties ~ Your 'corner' is awesome as well as your photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Darling! Thanks for sharing........Sarah

  18. Greetings from Oman!!!That tea cozy is so cute...I just love it.Lovely blooms indeed. Have a gretag day!


  19. Calling by as another participant from Outdoor Wednesday what a sweet tablescape, we are also have intense heat, hence the reason I am here not outside. :)

  20. I love it. I hope I will find some treasures when I go home to England next week.

  21. What a darling teacosy! Your tea looks so lovely and inviting. Wish I could join you. Have a great week.

  22. Your clear glass party snack sets caught my eye - - - I have two of that same pattern!!! I also have two others that are a different pattern. I just used them to "entertain" my old HS girlfriends a couple of weeks ago.

  23. Betty, this table is absolutely CHARMING!! I love it! The Black-Eyed Susans are so cheerful in the little vase, and I love your white table and chairs. Every element on your table is special; the embroidered vintage tablecloth is perfect with the strawberry tea cozy, as is the yellow-handled flatware. I have some of those snack/luncheon sets that belonged to my grandmother. I think they're so neat. :)

    But the star of your table is definitely the strawberry tea cozy. You were so lucky to find that! My husband and I visited England in 1999; it was a fun trip. How did you enjoy your visit?

    Visiting you from Let's Dish -- hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  24. What an adorable tea cozy. It makes the table!

    - The Tablescaper

  25. What lovely setting! Love that red teapot cover.

    Cheers ... visiting from Show & Tell Friday!

    Tito Eric

  26. Cute tea cozy...♥ the yellow flatware.

  27. Hi Betty
    yes...that´s really cute.....
    I smiled :)
    and do not miss.....




    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  28. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  29. Lovely garden, a sweet table setting with the cutest knitted teapot cover! Happy Seasonal Sunday.

  30. That is an adorable cozy and does go so well with my strawberry table!
    Thanks for being a part of Let's Dish!

  31. How cute is that! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  32. That is so sweet! We are going to London in December so I will have to look out for a cute cozy too!

    Thanks so much for joining in with my Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I hope to see you again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    PS I've given this post a +1 on Google+


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