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NEW: Poetry Teatime Cozies!!

Poetry Tea Cozies Collection Summer 2016

When staff member Tia Levings suggested we sell tea cozies as part of our Poetry Teatime website, I flinched. I didn’t want to be that company that sold a bunch of swag that took precious dollars away from curriculum purchases or piano lessons in frugal homeschool families.

Tia prevailed upon me to see what she and her mother (an expert seamstress with an industrial sewing business) concocted with our logos on them. My jaw dropped. These were hands-down the prettiest tea cozies I had ever seen. And the truth is: I had spent money to purchase them because they added whimsy and warmth to our pots of tea. That’s when I realized you might like the same opportunity!

Our tea cozies are

  • Custom-designed for Poetry Teatime.
  • 100% cotton with a particularly powerful thin batting that will keep your pot of tea warm up to an hour.
  • Made with fabrics that have been hand-selected to go with summer! Nancy Graham (author of the Poetry Teatime Companion) and Jeannette Hall (Social Media Fairy) gave each one a poetic name related to the fabric patterns.

I’m excited to introduce the perfect companion to tea: Brave Writer’s Poetry Teatime Tea Cozies, Summer 2016 Collection. We have limited stock. When we run out, we’re out! Grab them while they persist. They might make a wonderful gift for your new-to-teatime friends, paired with our poetry anthology Poetry Teatime Companion.

Introducing

Poetry Teatime Cozy

Bloomfall
Put down your gardening shears, take up your journal, breathe in the aroma of a hot pot of tea, and give thanks for plants, without which no blossoms, no food—and worst of all!—no tea. The brilliant wordsmith and poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, coined the word we’ve adopted to name this floral tea cozy.

Poetry Teatime Cozy

 

The Runcible
Introduce a note of whimsy to your tea party with this bright and cheeky cozy, named for the word Edward Lear coined but neglected to define. The world is as big as your imagination.

Poetry Teatime Cozy

 

Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz
Inspired by the whimsical, made-up language of Dr. Seuss’s jazzamataz pizzazz, this cozy zigzags, zips, and zings with bright zany color.

 

 

If your table needs a boost of fun, or your teapots need a snug place to stay warm while you read your poems aloud, we humbly offer you our tea cozies to fill the bill!

Grab Your Tea Cozy Here!

Poetry Teatime Companion on Kindle!

Poetry Teatime CompanionBig news! The Poetry Teatime Companion is now available on Kindle!

You can buy it for a tiny fee if you already own the book, or you can buy the eBook for $14.95. We’re excited that Create Space and Amazon so valued our book, they turned it into a Kindle eBook for us!

Poetry Teatime pairs tea and treats with poetry reading—anywhere from the kitchen table to a picnic table, by the seaside or on top of a mountain. Families around the world are indulging in this pleasurable, meaningful shared experience.

The Poetry Teatime Companion is an anthology of classic poems that will help your family bring the practice to life.

Now available on Kindle!

 

American Girl Party School and Poetry Teatime Rolled Into One!

Party SchoolParty School (ending study of American Girl Samantha and the early 1900s)

Brave Writer mom, Christine, writes:

To finish our study of Samantha, we hosted a Victorian tea party and luncheon. We had yummy sandwiches, fruit salad, lemonade, and tea. The girls went on a hunt for beautiful leaves and we made leaf rubbings as our craft.

We talked about the era and even read poetry together! It was a wonderful end to the study of this time period.

Host your own party school! Click on the image below to learn more.

Party School!

Poetry Teatime Companion is HERE!

Poetry Teatime Companion - 52 poems for your teatimes!

It is my pleasure to announce the publication of Brave Writer’s collection of treasured poems for Poetry Teatime!

Poetry Teatime Companion is an anthology of public domain poetry paired with gorgeous artwork and fascinating details about each of the hand-picked poems. The poems are divided by season and categories (like “Creatures of the Air” and “Light Bearers”).

The 8″ x 10″ paperback book is the right size for both little and big hands. The four-color illustrations make it easy for young children to pick a poem to read!

Get Yours Today!

We have a winner!

Poetry Teatime Contest Big Bundle Prize

Congratulations to Poetry Teatime Contest winner Alisha Brignall!

Alisha won our fabulous Poetry Teatime Big Bundle Prize pictured above which includes a tea set Julie found when visiting her daughter, Johannah, in Peru, The Dreamer (affiliate link) by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis (a fictional biography of poet Pablo Neruda), a custom designed tea cozy PLUS the first signed copy of Brave Writer’s upcoming poetry anthology, Poetry Teatime Companion!

“It really is so encouraging to watch a child who thought that poetry was not something that he would be interested in, to ask me to renew Where the Sidewalk Ends for the third time” ~Alisha

Read Alisha’s winning entry on the Poetry Teatime blog.

A BIG THANKS to all who participated!