Puffy clams and skinny duffels…

When I was growing up, I actually thought it was ugly…that was, of course, until the 70s revival of the 90s. At that point, I thought the orange and avocado daisies were so amazingly cool. It was in the neon of the 80s, though, that I realized its usefulness.

I am, of course, speaking of the awesomely ugly (depending on the decade) tea cozy tucked away on my mom’s shelf; the shelf which houses the comeback team of kitchen appliances such as the crockpot, rice cooker, bread maker, and steamer. They all take up a lot of room, but they’re definitely convenient additions.

Anyway, this tea cozy is amazing. It has a wire frame which makes the whole thing open like a puffy clam shell, and I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s like having a thermos to carry around your house, but classed up enough so that you can still serve tea from a pot. Well, as classy as a Danish tea cozy ’70’s style’ can be…oh, haven’t I mentioned that it was Danish? Seriously. From Denmark. Or perhaps it came from friends who were Danish – the details are all very muddy.

Nope, the only detail I remember is the fact that it was one of the only things my mom steadfastly refuses to give me. So the search was on. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find another awesomely ugly (depending on the decade) clam shell tea cozy.

However, a I have been able to find some other cool things. What I bought last night is not so much a tea cozy – though that was what it was called by the little women at the door. I generally haven’t bought too much since I left the craftmasters in Pangnirtung, but I thought this was pretty cool.

And, on the other side…

And, though it’s not puffy, it has something a little extra…

…coasters!!!

…and now all I need is a teapot…

3 comments

  • I have two in Pang… one that was suppose to be put in storage wasn’t! That’s a really cool tea cozy!! 🙂

    Surprisingly I haven’t had ANY knocks on the door yet from people selling– BUT they have come by the GN Building more…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *