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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 24 August 2015

A Little Tour of Western PEI for Tea Time

I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches. ~ Oriana Green

Hello sweet friends and welcome to Tea Time

August is quickly winding down and alas, so is the summertime. I am finding it really hard to blog this time of year. How about you?

Hubby and I have crammed a lot of activities into the last eight weeks. We visited family in New Brunswick, had both our sons who live off Island come home for a visit, one in June and the other in August, and we relaxed a lot at the sea shore. 

We watched the sail boats down at the waterfront while enjoying our coffee in the evenings. 

We toured the western part of the Island which we have never done before. Western PEI is home to many tourist attractions.

In Mill River we stopped at a store called Simply 
Primitive where they carry all sorts of wonderful things. I have had my eye on this swan for a while and finally brought her home with me. 

She sits on my mantel and she looks good there for now. It's very difficult to take a picture without getting one's reflection in it when there is a mirror involved. 

You see the brown jug holding the ivy? 

That was my beloved Granny's jug which she mixed pancakes in. Her tradition was home baked beans and pancakes for supper every Saturday night. I consider it a wonderful treasure. Thanks to my sweet Auntie P for passing it on to me.

What we remember from childhood, we remember forever. ~ Cynthia Ozick

I also found a pretty teacup at the store which I will share later in this post. 

We saw the wind farm at West Cape which is the largest on the Island. I'm not sure how many wind turbines there are. One guy at Maritime Electric said there are more than fifty and less than one hundred, stretching for miles.

These help generate and store power on the Island for our electric company. We get a lot of wind here so these turbines certainly do their job.

As we were driving along, we saw a farmer in his field with the combine. The combine was bright red which is why I took a picture. Behind this is the St. Lawrence River. In the foreground is Queen Anne's Lace. I thought all the different elements made for an interesting picture although the red of the combine is hard to make out. 

Next, we visited West Point which is home to the second tallest light house on the Island. It was built in 1875. I find the square shape and stripes quite attractive and unique for a light house here on PEI. 

At one time this light house was called home for some and today it is an historic site. It is the only functioning light house with an inn located in Canada. It also houses a museum. 

This is a glimpse of the beach at West Point and the tourists were loving it. To the right of this is the light house. It was very hot the day I took these pictures, about 30 degrees Celsius with a humidex close to 40. I quickly snapped photos and got back into our air-conditioned car.

Now, how about a cup of tea? As I mentioned earlier, I found this teacup at Simply Primitive and it is made by Johnson Bros which is a favourite maker. 

The pattern is called Tulip Time

This would have fit right into the Dutch Tea I posted a few weeks ago. Isn't this a pretty saucer with its fluted edge?

Today's tea is one I received from a blogger friend. It is Wedgwood Original; a blend of the finest teas from India and Kenya. I am having my tea with a slice of lovely cranberry-orange and walnut tea bread; delicious!

I thought my JB Devon Cottage teapot would go well with the teacup. Would you like to join me?

It's always tea-time. ~ Lewis Carroll

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed a wee glimpse of our Island. And if you have something tea or coffee related, please link up. We tea ladies love seeing your teacup and teapot collections. A trip to a Tea Shop or a new tea time recipe is always appreciated too. 

Have a beautiful day and God bless you.  

HOME the place where our stomachs get three square meals a day and our hearts a thousand. ~ Charles M. Crowe

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness
 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Tea in the Garden
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Monday, 17 August 2015

A New Teacup for Tea Time

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer - one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going - one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” ~ L.M. Montgomery- 'Anne's House of Dreams' 

Welcome to Tea Time everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. We have been very busy this summer with company and a trip to New Brunswick. Taking advantage of the awesome weather we're having too. 

We had a wonderful visit with our middle son and had such beautiful weather too so we were able to spend time at the beach which he enjoys as much as we do.  

He gifted me with a new computer including a new HD monitor and I am still trying to work out the kinks. Learning a whole new system is fairly intimidating and I am still unsure of where to find everything. I am certainly not computer savvy. He showed me a great deal but has gone back home to BC so I'm on my own now. It's sad when my boys leave. *sigh*

This post today I had prepared ahead of time which is a good thing. I had hoped to add more to it like more photos of my rainbow roses and pictures of my teacups but that didn't happen. Hopefully by next week, I will be more comfortable using this so we'll see how it goes. 

Today I am sharing my newest teacup; a lovely Paragon in soft yellow with pink posies inside. 

Isn't she pretty?

I found this beauty at an antique shop about a month ago. I have tried to find some info on it but there doesn't seem to be much. Perhaps Ruth knows a little about it.  

It goes wonderfully well with my other yellow teacup. You have all seen this pretty Royal Albert Shaftesbury before. It is part of the Festival Series.

While visiting my cousin Val in NB, I admired a bunch of these little antique silver tea spoons that she found at a thrift shop. 

She gave me one and I brought it home and shined it up. It is made by Simeon L. and George H. Rogers Company. Isn't it sweet? Do you collect little spoons?

Two pretty sunny teacups invite you to the tea table. May I pour you some tea? 

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Thank you for visiting. Hubby and I are at the beach right now so I will get around for my visits a little later. I wish you a splendid day filled with joy and sunny skies. God bless you!

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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