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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tea Time Thursday #89


I found quite a treasure at another doll show I attended last weekend. I have been looking for one of these knitted tea cozies made with a porcelain half doll for a few years. My dear friend LaVonne found one and I have coveted, yes coveted, it ever since she showed it to me! She always says to me, just be patient, it will come to you someday. She is a wise friend.  I almost jumped up and down when I found this sweet lady.


I think she is so darling, holding onto her hat with both hands. She is making her home now in Troutdale, known for our famous East Winds!


She was made with an opening for the teapot's spout and the teapot's handle.


I bought it from a lady who was so happy it was going to a good home. She found it in New Zealand and used it for years, but thought maybe it actually came from England. It doesn't matter to me! I love it.


I will treasure her  and give her a very good home. She is made from a half doll, which I also love. She was made in Germany and has markings on her back.


I was doing a bit of research and came across this knitting book for making these little tea cozies.
I'm surprised that I haven't come across one at the many Estate sales I go to!


I also found several pictures of theses lovely ladies on the internet. I think I need to do a Pinterest board on them. Enjoy!






So Happy Tea Time Thursday. I hope to start decorating tomorrow for fall. I have gathered some new teas for tea time.I love the taste of fall!


16 comments:

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

So happy that you have finally found a tea cozy that you so wanted. I loved all the pictures you posted of all the others. What a great way to help keep your tea warm!

Bernideen said...

Those are amazing. Yours is a wonderful one and I am so glad you found it!

LaVonne said...

See! It's only been 2 years since you saw mine! :-) They could be quite addictive. It's a good thing they are no all that common. A pinterest board would be fun. Yours is a gem!

janice15 said...

So amazing ...I always wondered what the had dolls were used for I've seen a couple but just the head part. I havent a clue why i never asked anyone. They must be fairly old I had one not sure if I still do. Your lady is very nice. Happy Autumn with love Janice

bj said...

She is a beautiful lady and I'm so glad you found her to keep your fall tea all hot and delicious. Happy Fall...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an adorable tea cozy! The blue and yellow are so pretty together and I know she has come to a good home. Thanks for sharing with us and Happy Autumn, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

mamasmercantile said...

I am so happy for you that you finally found what you were looking for, it is indeed stunning, a joy to behold. I love the pattern book, now that is a real find. Have a great weekend.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So happy for you! I think yours is the prettiest one! I have never seen any like them! Now I need to be on the look out!

Gina said...

Linda, thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I've never seen a tea cozy like any of those before and I must say that they are adorable! Have a lovely evening!

Debby Ray said...

This is truly beautiful...and so glad you finally have it in your possession! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Debbie Harris said...

How wonderful for you, Linda!
I'm most certain that you will love and care for her as she graces your home with her loveliness.
I especially liked the blue little darlin'.

Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy decorating for the Fall.

Susan said...

Hi Linda...I love the tastes, flavors and scents of fall, too.

Your tea cozy dolly is truly adorable. So glad she found a nice home with you.

Birthday month is almost over. Booooo hoooo.

Take are and have a wonderful weekend. Love, Susan

Denise said...

Oh No Linda now I'm going to be keeping My eyes open for one. Tea cosies of all kinds are one of My favorite delights.I tried to knit one but it was lop-sided.I did buy one from a little store near the Empress hotel in Victoria.That particular morning was magical.I love the one You found.One thing Rancho Cucamonga is missing is Antique stores : ( I enjoyed reading Your comment on My last post.Thank You so much Linda. OX

doodles n daydreams said...

Your tea cosy lady is so sweet. I have seen quite a few knitted ones but none with a lady in it.

Enjoy the weekend.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Linda, what a lucky treasure to find with the adorable tea cozy, and yes, you will love and appreciate it! All the ones pictured are just so pretty.
Happy first weekend of Fall!

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: awesome tea cozy. Lovely. I am very happy you have found a tea cozy that you so wanted. Congrats. Keep in touch