Indie Trove

Indie Trove: Time for Tea

Tea isn’t just a drink in the north, it’s an institution. Whether you’re a Yorkshire Tea slurp-er or prefer the Lancashire variety of brew, here are our tea themed designs from northerners! Stick the kettle on love…

Bird Plates by Mellor Ware

Made in Sheffield

Take a look at this cheeky Blue tit with a penchant for tea! We love this new plate range by Lianne Mellor at Mellorware. Take a look at her online shop to make your perfect wildlife themed tea set.


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Felt Tea Bags by The Ladybird Tree

Made in Hull

Rebecca Robinson from The Ladybird Tree has lots of lovely felt plushies at her Etsy shop. These tea bags probably won’t make you a brew, but they are still cute all the same!


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Bowie Having a Brew Print by Emily The Pemily

Made in Manchester

Even Bowie has to stop for a cuppa sometimes. This Giclee print by Emily Boyd features Ziggy Stardust covered with tattoos inspired by the life of the living legend, from his children’s names to lyrics that made him famous.

The print is also available on a range of clothes and accessories from her online shop.


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Tea Love Card by Nicola Rowlands

Made in Manchester

Everyone knows a tea snob. If your best friend can tell their chai from their earl grey, then is definitely the card for them.

Have a look at Nicola Rowlands Etsy shop for more wonderful random prints and ephemera.


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Teacup Teeshirt Dress by Dolly Dripp

Made in Manchester

Check out this gorgeous hand appliquéd top by Dolly Drip! This long tunic style shirt is made from scratch from Sarah Louise Richards. We are a big fan of her tattoo inspired clothes.

Her online shop is a must see for rockabilly style dresses and retro themed skirts with a bit of punk attitude.

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Teacup Heart Badge by Jil Made This 

Made in Leeds

Jil Bear makes wonderfully cute plush brooches from her own drawings. This little teacup badge is made using a vinyl transfer onto gingham and then hand-stuffed.

Have a look at her Folksy shop for more pretty button brooches and illustrated cards.


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Tea Party Wash Bag by Nicola Hanrahan 

Made in Leeds

This wash bag from Nicola Hanrahan is so sweet! The fabric is digitally printed in Yorkshire using Nicola’s lovely illustrations of British wildlife. Each bag is then hand sewn and fully lined with water repellant cotton.

Have a peek at her Etsy shop for more original patterned accessories and prints by Nicola.


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Back to Back Brews Tea Towel by Martha & Hepsie

Made in Sheffield 

We love these brew themed tea towels by Martha & Hepsie. They are sure to mop up the toughest of tea stains, as well as looking rather fetching hung up in your kitchen.


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Embroidered Teacup by Hoops & Brews

Made in Manchester

Check out this lovely embroidery work by Amy Lasen. A forensic science student by day, her wonderful hand sewn hoops are something she gets up to in her spare time.

Amy is also available for commission if you want a personal gift or keepsake making.


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 More Tea Vicar Print by Benjamin John Ellerby

Made in Sheffield 

Benjamin John Ellerby from Sheffield illustrates the most cool and colourful artwork. This vintage themed tea print is right up our street. All you need now is your grans finest china and a couple of garibaldis on hand. More tea??


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Fabric Teapot by Lovely Nice Things

Made in Sheffield 

Jayne Gladden at Lovely Nice Things makes an array of cute plush creations. This fabric teapot would make a lovely centre piece, as well as working as a pin cushion or paperweight. Jayne is also open for commissions if you have a particular darjeeling themed design in mind.


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Teacup & Necklace Biscuit Necklace by Jodie Anna

Made in Leeds

Jodie Anna has lots a lovely teacup themed jewellery available at her Etsy shop. Each piece is laser cut birch, imprinted with Jodie’s original illustrations. This sweet teacup comes with is very own custard cream. Just don’t be tempted to nibble it…


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Tea Lover Necklace by One Ten Zero Seven 

Made in Leeds

Here is another quaint tea themed necklace from Sophie at One Zero Seven. It also has some cute tea cup earring to match at her Etsy shop!


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