Friday, August 28, 2009

Travelling Tea Cozy


Another tea cozy, on display in the tea room, is this travelling cozy. This very well padded, thick tea cozy, is typical of The Netherlands. It is called theemuts, or "carrying cozy". A teapot would nestle into this cozy and not only stay warm for hours but be protected during travel. The large metal clasp will hold the cozy securely shut until the need for a good hot cup of tea. It was my understanding that this would even be carried onto the train so they could enjoy tea while traveling.
This pretty pastel cozy from Holland, was a gift to our mother from a very special friend.

8 comments:

Martha said...

I've never seen one of these! It's so interesting all of the different cozies!

comfrey cottages said...

how delightful these tea cozy posts are dear! i am thoroughly enjoying them! now would there be some sort of stopper put in the teapots spout during this? so gorgeous! i love pastels:)

parTea lady said...

That is a great tea cozy. I'd like one like that for travel.

Marilyn Miller said...

This one is very pretty and what a special gift.

Linda J. said...

I love this tea cozy and have kicked myself several times for not buying a similar one while shopping in a home goods store in Denmark in 1998. I am pleased for you that you have one!

Eileen Morehead said...

Dear RoseMary,
I have been looking for a tea cozy like this since June 2009. My girlfriend was given one similar to yours from a friend years ago. I have been looking to buy one ever since. Can you direct me as to where I can purchase one?
Sincerely,
Eileen Morehead

Will said...
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Will said...

Eileen,

We've been looking for these, too.
I used ("tea cozy" clasp) for a google search and found them for sale here: http://www.hollandsbest.com/teacozies

However, at this very moment they're mostly sold out. I've dropped the website proprietors a note asking when more will arrive...

-- Will