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Ireland Passport with a Gaelic Welcome Tea Cozy

Ireland Passport with a Gaelic Welcome and a collage of Irish iconic symbols.

I actually made this Irish “Tae” cozy for a friend & during the research, I found the most popular Irish brands of tea are Bewley’s, Barry’s, and Lyon’s’, which I included in the gift basket. They prefer loose tea not bags as they like their tea very dark.  Read More at Irish Fireside. – (have you figured out that we are tea lovers?)  Shirley

Gaelic “Cead Mile Failte” translated is “A hundred thousand welcomes”.

Harp Description: This ancient instrument has long symbolised the island of Ireland. It’s Nationalist origins come from when Owen Roe O’Neill, a Gaelic Chieftain, adopted a green flag incorporating the harp.

Shamrock Description: is one of Ireland’s national emblems. Legend has it that the shamrock was used by St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, to illustrate the Holy Trinity. While trying to convert the Irish into Christians, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the holy trinity with each leaf representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three leaves of a shamrock are also said to stand for faith, hope and love, hence its widespread use on St. Patrick’s day on 17 March.

This dome tea cozy comes in small for 2-4 cup and larger for 6-8 cup tea pots,  Included is a tea pot mat / trivet so your tea pot will be completely insulated all around to keep your tea nice and hot. Linen and cotton blends used throughout construction. 2 layers of insulation, one of insulbrite & one of thick poly is encased in the outer shell & the lining.

Buy 2-4 cup Tea Cozy

Buy 6 to 8 cup Tea Cozy

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Snuggie Tea Cozy Wrap New Design

My once popular Snuggie Tea Cozy wrap was losing popularity so I asked some of the stores that carry them for feedback. They responded with the ribbon closure seems to be the issue for arthritic / rheumatism hands, men & kids are put off too by fussing with a ribbon to close the top when making a pot of tea.

These are the changes that I made.  Now has plastic elastic in the drawstring channel and closes with a Velcro tab.  The lid is exposed for filling the teapot with water or for topping up the pot with more hot water.

The sewn in bottom is back in the design, so it is easy to place the teapot inside the cozy.  The bottom has a layer of insul brite to help keep the tea hot longer plus help absorb any drips from the spout.

The handle & spout remain on the outside of the cozy for easy access to pour your tea.

Buy your Snuggie Tea Cozy Here

Snuggie Tea Cozy Ready to useRemove teapot by opening the velcro tabMake tea & replace the teapot in the snuggie cozy.New! Cozy with sewn in insulated bottom.
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Grimsby Ontario, Places of Interest

Forty Mile Creek Side Trail

Forty Mile Creek Side Trail

This trail connects to the Bruce Trail and the Waterfront Trail and provides a walk through downtown Grimsby. One end of the trail is the relaxing waterfront at Lake Ontario and the other end is the picturesque Niagara Escarpment.

Access Points
– Forty Mile Creek Park/Pumphouse located at Elizabeth Street & Lakeside Drive
– Bruce Trail, Gibson Street (Grimsby Lions Pool, Coronation Park for parking)

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 Waterfront Trail

The trail passes along pretty residential streets, some of which feature historic cottages.  The quaint cottage-style homes have been well preserved and are brightly painted.  You can enjoy another piece of history at the Pumphouse at Forty Mile Creek Park with an open area suitable for picnics and relaxation.

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Access Points
Forty Mile Creek Park/Pumphouse located at Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Street
Fifty Point Conservation area; QEW Exit 78 at Fifty Road

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Further Information
Click here for Trail map and information   Grimsby Trails