If you want a real taste of the antebellum South, the Spring or Fall Pilgrimage in Natchez, Mississippi is guaranteed to do the trick. Strolling the gardens where the creamy magnolia blossoms perch among glossy green and copper leaves, you can’t help but drift off to a time when belles in hoop skirts fluttered their eyelashes while they sipped tea, and refined, lanky men in white linen suits vied for their attention. This tea cozy was inspired by the genteel pace and lavish blossoms of Mississippi. Just a bit of girly to keep your tea pot warm while you nibble daintily on a slice of Red Velvet Cake.
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool (100% Peruvian highland wool, 220 yards/200m); 2 skeins Natural #8010, 1 skein White #8505 for blossoms, half skein Forest Green #8267, half skein Shamrock #9486, half skein Japanese Maple #2435, small amount Goldenrod #7827 for flower centers and needle-felted trim