Sunday, 12 February 2012

Retro brew

I bought a 1967 Meakin tea-set in January from my local charity shop... I'd wanted it ever since I had seen it, but it was too pricey for something I really didn't need or have room for in the kitchen. I loved the teapot though and kept going back to look at it. Then the charity shop reduced it to half price and I couldn't resist.


It matches a set of dinner plates I bought last summer. The tea-set has been sat in a glass kitchen cupboard for the last month unused, until I had a brainwave the other day... I would make a retro cosy for the teapot to feed my current cosy obsession...


The flowers used include Crochet with Raymond's five point flower, Sew Ritzy's Peony and the English Rose from the book Crochet Bouquet. I love it; the peony looked huge when I was making it, but it sat perfectly on the teapot lid.
 

I have a cosy to make for an anniversary present and then I am sure cosy making will be out of my system... I'm a coffee girl if truth be told, so I need to make a cafetiere cosy really.

Before I go, super Alice has a wonderful tea cosy post which you really must see if you haven't already...

21 comments:

Conny's Cottage said...

Thats soooo cute.
I like it,

greatings send you Conny

millefeuilles said...

This tea cosy is flaunting a lovely colour range. Are you very sure you will get these little darlings out of your system? ;-)

Have a beautiful week.

Stephanie

barb said...

Adorable tea cosy. Let me just say, how did you resist that tea pot for so long? I have become VERY thrifty since choosing to be a stay-at-home gramma to my 6 little ones, but, COME ON!!!! A darling little tea pot that matches my vintage dishes. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night thinking about that tea pot. Great purchase.
I am fairly new to your blog. LOVE IT!!!
Have a wonderful week and enjoy a cup of tea.

barb

MeMe Rose said...

Barb.... there is a coffee set in the same design which occupies my thoughts and it is only £10... but there simply isn't anywhere to put it. I did think of using the coffee pots (the set includes two) as vases though...

Thank you for your kind comments ladies x

Deborah said...

I'm a quilter who is learning to crochet. I must say it has been a tug of war lately. Your tea cosy is divine! I want to make one in the worst way but I'm afraid it will take forever to acquire the skill!

♥ zakochana w Aniołach ♥ z lnu i bawełny ♥ said...

piękny, beautifull:)

moonstruckcreations said...

Absolutely stunning.

Helenxx

DaCraftyLady said...

OMG I have been looking for a cozy to catch my eye and this one sure has, just beautiful love the design and colors. I am your newest follower..

Dinki Dots said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! And I really love the colours! I don't suppose you could let me know what yarn you used, in what colours?
Maria x

Carol said...

Well done on getting your lovely teaset at a bargain price. Your teacosy is like a waterfall of flowers, beautiful.
Carol xx

Mevr. Snoeshaan said...

That's awesome!
Love it!

Chaos, Kids, Crochet and Cake said...

My goodness, that was a blast from the past! My parents had that dinner set and always used it for Sunday best! I have no idea if they still have it but I imagine not. Isn't it fantastic?
And what a gorgeous tea cosy, well done!
Sandra x

MeMe Rose said...

Dinki Dots, i've used stylecraft dk special in bluebell, magenta, turquoise, sherbert, wisteria and white x
Thank all for your lovely comments on my first attempts at cosy making...

Heather said...

Gorgeous pot and cozy!

Leah said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! You can't beat a pretty tea cosy can you. Have a fab week hon.

Leah

Crochet with Raymond said...

you have got the tea cozy bug! they do make such awesome gifts, looking forward to seeing this anniversary present!
and one can never have to many tea cozies.... XXXXX

delia hornbook said...

I have that very same set but i have the casserole dish and the jug which i both use and love. Loving the teacosy that is so pretty. dee x

val Allen said...

I love your teacosy, it would make me smile every day! I have just crocheted 12 different coloured leaves and attached them to twigs standing in a wine bottle and they really do make me SMILE, I added one of Lucy's hanging birds ..... little things make me happy!
I do hope you get busy on a coffee cosy, 'cos like you, I am a coffee fan too :0)
Have a wonderful creative day,
Val xx

winkieflash said...

I love the teacozy, but honestly, that pot is beautiful by itself! What a gorgeous set you have. I am truly jealous :)
xo,
wink

Pati from London said...

Alice is the queen of cozys, isn't she just fab? I think yours is very beautiful talso (great flowers!) but I think that the teapot is so gorgeous that it needs to be seen "naked"...:-) X Pati

Dinki Dots said...

Thanks for the info on the yarn/colours! That is good to hear, as I've just ordered some stylecraft special dk for a new blanket project! Three of the colours I ordered were bluebell, wisteria and sherbert - so I think I'm going to be happy with them!!
Maria x