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Fabulous vintage hand knitted tea cosy in mustard coloured wool with porcelain lady top.

Everybody I show this to cannot help but smile! I found this one in England and they used to be extremely common there in the 1960s and 1970s but I really cannot remember the last time I saw one for sale. It is a real conversation piece!

The lady's knitted crinoline style skirt forms the tea cosy and the china lady's head and torso form the handle to lift it on and off your teapot.

This is a large sized tea cosy that would easily cover a 6-8 cup teapot.

Time for tea anyone?

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I am open to a layaway plan for more expensive items with a combined value of over $100 (including shipping). This way you can split your payments over a period of time between 1 and 3 months. We will agree the payments at the beginning and then your first payment reserves your item.

Please note that after you begin your payments I am unable to refund you or cancel the transaction as the item is reserved for you and unavailable for sale to anyone else. The item will stay on reserve until you finish your final payment.
I will consider offers on single or multiple purchases on any of my items. It's always worth asking me!

Don't forget that combining shipping on multiple purchases delivered to the same address can give significant savings.
The quickest and most reliable shipping I offer is using the Colissimo service. Shipping times with Colissimo are 5 - 8 working days from dispatch to delivery. If you want to add this service to your order please purchase the Colissimo upgrade.

If you want a quotation for a quicker service please contact me before your purchase as these services are very expensive.
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I will combine shipping on multiple purchases wherever possible.

I can combine shipping with items in my vintage sewing supplies shop, Couturesse.
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Please contact me if you want to purchase from both shops and I will set up a custom listing.

If you want an exact price for shipping on your order please contact me before you buy so that I can set up a custom listing for all the items you want with the correct shipping charge.

Please note that it is not always possible to combine shipping on large / heavy / fragile items as the economical La Poste service has an upper limit of 2kg. It may actually be cheaper to send 2 or more separate parcels if the items are very heavy.
Yes! I am happy to reserve items for up to a maximum of 1 month. If you would like to reserve an item I will ask you to pay 10% deposit.
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tea cosy hand knitted with china lady top


Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: china, paint, wool, knitting
  • Ships worldwide from France
  • Feedback: 960 reviews