TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Tea Cosy

This knitted tea cosy keeps the pot warm in the garden on this crisp spring morning
This knitted tea cosy keeps the pot warm in the garden on this crisp spring morning

A cool spring morning

The friendly chink of tea cups

Filled with fresh sunshine

These two blue and white cups are Russian Porcelain.
These two blue and white cups are Russian Porcelain.

I was inspired to go with “Tea Cosy” this week after thoroughly enjoying a trip down nostalgia lane with Edwina’s Episodes great post – Check it out if you want to be reminded of all those things that were part of a Gen Xers childhood. Brilliant!

Thanks to the wonderful poets who contributed to last weeks prompt – Tea Cup

Dark Light Harbor has produced a wonderful set of four teacups here…check it out!

Tucked into a corner has also set out a wonderful array of “fine china” with a great variety of perspectives.

Welcome for the first time They, You and Me who has combined an image of a favorite cup with a lovely haiku! Hope to see you back again! 🙂

Mira65 (love the blog header by the way) has produced a masterly haiku entitled “Continuity”.

Al the Author wows with a cunning combination of storms and teacups. Cheers Al!

And last, but not least, Elusive Trope with a haiku of a separation. I really love this one!

Here is a haiku hint if you have brown stains in your coffee or teacups. With a little water and gentle rub and off they come!

Caffeine browned your cup?
Bicarbonate of Soda
For those nasty stains.

Heart shaped biscuits complete the Twee Set
Heart shaped biscuits complete the Twee Set

About the Objects

The Tea Cosy is a knitted item from the 1970s. It is lined with a garish 1970s sheet material but was obviously a labor of love for some crafty individual. The cups are Russian Lomonosov Porcelain from the 1970s too. They are hand decorated and very lavish. You can still buy them today if you want to fork out a bit for a rather special cup. The dish is Japanese porcelain from the same era and the biscuits are delicious.

How to Participate

If you would like to participate in the weekly Household Haiku Challenge then please write your haiku on your own blog as a post (we love to see your own photos too!), add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section here and put “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” on your tag list on your own post so others can find you! Just click on the speech bubble at the end of this post to access comments.

You can use any aspect of the prompt. “Tea cosy” could be the tea cosy itself, its sentimental attachment, where it came from… or something inspired by it as in the example I have written. Anywhere that the concept leads you! It is all about having fun.

If you would like more information about the challenge then you can view the instructions page HERE

Also don’t hesitate to make suggestions for future household objects in the comments section! I need ideas!!!!

You can check out any of the past posts by visiting the Household Haiku Home Page HERE

If you participate but do not see your name in the lists just let me know and I will be sure to add you.

Bon Weekend everyone and Happy Haikuing!


    1. No problem. If you feel like going with anything that inspires you and want to share I would be delighted to read it. i struggled with the Tea Cosy theme I must say. I am running out of household items! Have you got any suggestions? I would love to hear from people. Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. I adore your tea cozy! I won’t be working the prompt, cause I have quite enough of my own around here, but had to compliment that sweet, nostalgic cozy! Once upon a time (the 90s) my kitchen was full of houses: a doll house, house shaped spice containers, house cookie jar. That would have been a perfect addition.

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  2. Hey, TJ! I’m working on my tea cozy write AND here’s a prompt for you: an “egg separator”–I’m thinking folks could go a lot of ways with the theme of “separation”…. Have a blessed day!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the research. It is amazing how quickly you can find things these days. Lovely haiku! Hope you have a great end to the week! 🙂 TJ


    1. Many thanks for the suggestions. I have one from another haikuist for this week and will definitely try and incorporate one of your suggestions for next week.


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