Have you seen the fabulous but nameless frog in our Poetry Teatime tea cozy video? Said frog has been informed that she will never get a star on the Walk of Fame without a name. Learn below how you can help our frog plus enter to win fun teatime prizes!
Our frog would like a name with panache. Some of her favorite celebrity names are Napoleon, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Waikiki Beach. (Our frog admits that last one is a place and not a person, but she likes it anyway.)
Use this form to send us a suggested name for our Frog Brand Ambassador & Film Star.
Contest runs from July 19 – July 27, 2016 (midnight EDT).
Each entry will be tried on for size. The winner will be chosen by our star and her managers.
GRAND PRIZE (for the first person to enter the winning name): Poetry Teatime goodies to delight parents, kids, and famous amphibians alike.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Party 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.
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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!