today is cold in wilmington. the thermometer hit 16 degrees last night, and i don’t care what you say, that’s cold for this sunny clime. even the palms in front of our house have lost most of their green in the chill.
so this morning, with sunlight streaming into our bedroom window, all i could think of was a pot of steaming hot tea. i prepared my usual morning earl grey. but we turned down the heat in our apartment last night and so in the cool morning air, my piping hot tea soon became not so…cozy.
when i was little, my mom had a quilted tea cozy that she kept over our big 8 cup teapot (i think the old thing is still around somewhere). unfortunately, tea cozies haven’t always been the accessory of the hip and fashion forward. online searches show overwhelming support for quilted and knit varieties. the majority of these include fuzzy renderings of chickens, or cats, or other barnyard creatures.