How lovely are these funny little things? They're called Wycinanki warmer cups. Why so unpronounceable? Well not so if you're Polish. This morning, via the marvellous medium of Twitter, I came across a great new homewares shop, Beetrootonline, based in Poland but selling over here. And these cute 10cm-high drinking ceramic vessels, with black or cream tops and removable felt sleeves in traditional Polish papercut designs (or wycinanki) are just one in a whole website full of tempting stuff.
What I really love about them, apart from the sweet folksy design is that, say Beetrootonline designed for you to 'fill with warm vodka tea on a cold day: enjoy'. Sounds good, even though I have yet to discover the specifics for making vodka tea. Better still, they cost just £18.50 each.
Below, here are the matching coffee pots (£45) and sugar bowl (£12.50). A nice xmas present for the stylish design geek in your life?