Why "tea posy"? = Tea Pot + Tea Cosy!
Each tea posy comprises a thrifted teapot and a custom-designed tea cosy, using thrifted yarn and embellishments that I have gathered over the years.
Like many English, I am a life-long tea drinker (a relic of England's colonial history). When I was a kid, almost everyone I knew had a classic brown teapot and hand-knitted tea cosy. As a teen, I thought they were hopelessly uncool. But as an adult, I think they are delightful. And I appreciate that they were often made with yarn leftover from homemade sweaters.
These tea posies are functional, but are mainly intended to be fun, slightly ridiculous, decorative objects that celebrate the thrift and charm of the hand-made tea cosies I grew up with.
Cholla Skeleton (2022)
Thrifted "For Life" tea pot (as new) and custom knitted tea cosy with thrifted yarn in seed stitch and pieces of found cholla skeleton. Note: because the skeleton of the cholla cactus is an important part of the desert floor ecosystem, I only collect small pieces of cholla skeleton that I find on the dirt roads where I live. $75 (plus shipping)
Thrifted silver teapot with yellow cosy made from thrifted yarn and produce ties collected from my weekly organic CSA box from Sage Mountain. $75 (plus shipping)
Black & Silver (2022)
Thrifted metal teapot and black tea cosy from thrifted yarn and silver buttons from Remainders in Pasadena. $75 (plus shipping)
Pink Roses (2022)
Thrifted cream teapot with flowers and leaves design in relief (not shown). Tea cosy from thrifted cream yarn and fabric flowers from Remainders in Pasadena. $75 (plus shipping)
Green Fluffballs (2022)
Thrifted green teapot and knitted tea cosy from thrifted yarn and green/blue/yellow/white fluff balls leftover from an art workshop, plus big pom-pom made from thrifted yarn. $75 (plus shipping)
Thrifted "For Life" teapot (as new) and blue tea cosy from thrifted yarn and offcuts from spiral binding my zines. $75 (plus shipping)
Pink Fluffballs (2022)
Thrifted cream and pattern tea pot (as new) with tea cosy knitted from thrifted pink and cream yarn, with pink/orange/red fluff balls leftover from an art workshop and bow from saved xmas ribbon. $75 (plus shipping)
Silver Grey (2022)
Thrifted grey teapot and tea cosy knitted with grey and cream thrifted yarn and embellished with silver baubles, safety pins, and file clips. NOT FOR SALE