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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Tea Time Tuesday


Welcome to my 25th Tea Time Tuesday, dear friends!

I can hardly believe I have reached this milestone! When I first started my tea party back in January, I had no idea how well it would be received or how long I would be doing it.

Since I began my tea party, there have been fifty-four participants at one time or another. Several other tea parties have popped up as well and we're all having a wonderful time!

I want to thank you all for your lovely comments and contributions. You have each made it all the more enjoyable!

NOTE: I don't watch their TV show but those of you who do, may be aware that Regis and Kelly are hosting their TV show from our fair Island this week.

This past weekend has brought a few celebrities our way including Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. I'm not a country music fan but I hear they put on a good show.


Now on to today's tea party! Since I am hosting my 25th tea party, I thought I would celebrate it with a little bit of Anne today and because of that, my post will be a smidgeon longer than usual. You are all familiar with Anne of Green Gables, right? Well, this is where I live, on Prince Edward Island, home of our infamous Anne!

This little Anne sand doll sitting upon the stack of Anne books was a gift from my father.

I will incorporate a few quotes by Anne throughout my post as well as share a few photos of our beautiful Island.


Now, as you know, I like to collect teapots, teacups, and tea-for-one sets. Here is another one of my tea-for-one sets. It has Summer written all over it! It is a soft shade of green with posies and butterflies on it. It is called Garden Botanical and it is made in China. I just know Anne would love it!
I have the matching mugs and a tray as well.


The tray is great for many things such as fruit, sandwiches, and sweets.
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive ---it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" ~ Anne of Green Gables

My Anne doll is the last gift I ever received from my father before he passed away. She's about twelve inches tall with her famous red braids, pinafore, stockings, and boots. Of course she also wears a straw hat upon her sweet head!



Her red braids, green eyes, and freckles upon her nose are some of the characteristics that make Anne who she is; a very lovable and memorable personality.


Since it is hot outside, I am serving iced tea as well as tea today. These lovely glasses were a set of four that I purchased before I got married. They are adorned with a 24 kt gold floral pattern and they are a good size for iced tea and other cold beverages. Please help yourself; the lemon is standing by."Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" ~ Anne of Green Gables

"Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts." ~ Anne of Green Gables

"After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith." ~ Anne of Green Gables


Green Gables house in Cavendish, PEI.

One of the many lighthouses here on the Island. This is one of our beautiful beaches on the North Shore. PEI is famous not only for our Anne of Green Gables but its beaches and potatoes.

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

I hope you have enjoyed your tea today. Thank you for stopping by and helping me celebrate! If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday yourself just let me know in your comment and I will gladly add your link to my post. Just share a favourite teacup, tea pot, or china used in a tea. You may also do coffee, iced tea, or chocolate if you prefer. A scripture verse, poem, or tea quote would also be welcome. Either of the two Tea Time buttons near the top of my sidebar are available for you to use in your post if you wish. As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit all my lovely participants.


Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.


Those with the stars ** before the links are my fellow tea party hostesses.


The participants listed below are in the order in which they started participating.



"Teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom. " Psalm 90:12




KINDRED SPIRIT PARTICIPANTS

























































~ Congratulations to Betty and her hubby who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week.



















































Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

38 comments:

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Hello! Its last minute Amy again! Can I be on the list again this week? Is there a better way other than this for you to know that I'd like to join? Shall I email you on a certain day?
Thanks so much!
Hugs,
Amy

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Sandi...
I had the same question as AMy at Vintage Porcelain Art. I want to participate EVERY Tuesday...so do I let you know ever week? I don't mind...whatever is the most convenient for you!!! I'm working on my tea post at the moment. As soon as it's up, I'll leave another comment here :) :) I LOVE Anne of Green Gables...but I think I told you the story? First read an excerpt in Reader's Digest magazine back in 1985...saw the movies read the books...it's been love ever since :) :) :) Okay..off to work on my teatime post for tomorrow :) :) Love the quotes!!! Love and hugs, Heather :) :) :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Sandi! And I love all of your Anne of Green Gables pictures and dolls and your pretty tea sets. Here's to 25 more!

XO,

Sheila :-)

A Hopeful Heart said...

Anne of Green Gables is such a delightful girl!! I LOVE her. I haven't watched the movies in what seems forever, as we have them on VHS and our VHS player doesn't work. We need to replace them on DVD.

This was such a lovely post. What a beautiful last gift from your dear dad.

The tea for one set is beautiful. And those gold-leaf glasses, wow!!

I'll be putting my post together a bit later today, so I'll let you know when it's up. I love being a part of all the Tuesday tea party fun.

By the way, I would think you should expect a package toward the end of the week. Enjoy!!!

Hugs,
Patti

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my goodness, Your tea party is amazing!!! I love tea pots and tea cups...they are my weakness, besides chocolate!

Such a beautiful blog...and I'm so happy you joined us at I Owe it All to Him.

This coming week, I'm just asking people to post their favorite Bible verse...easy, peasy but so meaningful...I know it will inspire everyone.
God bless and have a beautiful day.
Cindy
xoxox

Kathy said...

Such lovely tea cups, teapots and accessories! My all time favorite movie is Anne of Green Gables! A dream vacation would be to visit Prince Edward Island! I have a couple of missionary friends who plan to be there in the fall!
I would love to join your group this week!
here's a link to my post,
http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/2010/07/time-for-tea-and-muffins.html
Thanks,
Kathy

Beth said...

Sandi, Love your theme today! I really, really enjoyed seeing the photos of your beautiful PEI! Pretty little teapot and the goodies look awesome. Thanks for hosting and congrats on #25, Sandi!
Hugs, Beth

Betty said...

Oh I just love Prince Edward Island. I would love to visit there some day. Love your tea pot.Hopefully you received my e-mail asking to be part of the Tea Time Tuesday. http://bettycozycorner.blogspot.com
Betty

Vicki said...

Hi, Sandi,
I love your tea time treasures that you have shared with us. Your island is a beautiful place, and I enjoyed all the wonderful quotes from "Anne of Green Gables". I know the dolls given to you by your sweet father will always hold a special place in your heart. Thank you so much for hostessing us each week! Vicki

nannykim said...

I enjoyed this. I love the Anne books and the movies. I enjoyed your pictures and quotes. I have not been to Prince Edward Is. since I was a child . One of my favorite memories is waiting in a long line for the ferry and once we were on it my Dad treated me to a whole wheat muffin with marmelade! It seemed so special to me as a child.

Terri said...

Beautiful tea set! I love your flowery tea pot and cup, how sweet is that!
Hugs,
Terri

A Garden of Threads said...

Congratulations!! That was a wonderful post and I hope you have a wonderful tea. Take care.

Sharon said...

Hi Sandi, I am sure Anne would love yuor tea set too! It is very pretty. I Love the Anne series. I watch them all every yr at Christmas. I never get tired of them. I have an Anne doll too. I bought it in Victoria at the Empress Hotel where we stayed several yrs ago.
Please include me in TTT.
http://sharonsplaceofblessings.blogspot.com/
God bless Sharon

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sandi :) Congratulations on your 25th Tea Time Tuesday Anniversary!! That's fabulous! Please do add my name to your list of participants :)

Loved this post. I loved watching the shows on tv of Anne of Green Gables, and my daughter once had some of the books (she may still, not sure) I so wish they would rebroadcast them again.

Warmest hugs to you, Brenda

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
My, we have a large gathering for tea today - how nice.
I loved touring Green Gables when we were on the island one summer but I didn't buy a doll.
PEI potatoes straight from an organic garden are the very best I have ever tasted. I'm sorry to say the ones in bags we get at the grocery market have no flavour at all.
A few friends have said how cute it is that we have blogger tea parties once a week and I've loved every one.
Congratulations on your 25th party, I always enjoy tea with you and our other friends.
Judith

paperbutterfly said...

Congratulations Sandi, on your 25th Tea Time Post !
You are a gracious hostess. I always feel at home with you and am encouraged by your quotes comments every week.
It has been far too long since I spent time in PEI. I can still remember walking through Green Gables the first time. Anne was one of my favorite people in story land. I still have all of my Anne books and loved the series and movies. I would have been very happy to be Anne's friend. Think I will start reading those precious stories again.
Many blessings, Pam

A Hopeful Heart said...

Okay, got my post up.

Blessings to you,
Patti

Snap said...

I think Anne would be very happy with your tea for one pot ... lovely! Fun post!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sandi, is it too late to join the party? I'll have my post up at 6:00 am Tuesday. I put together a tea/brunch out on my patio. Hope it works out!
xo,
Debra

Doni said...

Oh Dear...I'm soooo very late, but if you don't mind, please add my url to your lovely Anne party! I've decided to add an 'E' to my name, Doni..Donie for today, in honor of Anne with and E!!!
Lovely pics of your tea party and your lovely island! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Blessings, DoniE
http://faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/hello-kit-tea.html

Judith said...

congratulations on your 25th - you always have your teapots and china so beautifully presented. Take care, Judy

I am participating today.

jabblog said...

I loved the Green Gables books. I don't think I ever realised they were Canadian! Your Anne dolls are delightful - how carefully you've looked after them.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Anne of Green Gables, my fave stories during my teen years.. and enjoyed reading the books every school breaks.. and dont we just love her! and that Anne doll is truly a precious gift from your dad.. while the teapot for one and two mugs are just lovely!.. how I wish I could visit this island where you stay.. from the pictures, the island is breathtaking beautiful!

bj said...

G'morning.
I have the same questions as VINTAGE PORCELAIN ART.
I do have my post up this morning.
Thanks..

Your tea is delightful and your island must be beautiful.

sewingseeds4U said...

Your island is so beautiful...it's like living in a more beautiful time. You know I have never read Anne of Green Gables, I'm off to the library to find me a copy. Please add me to your blogroll if you think my post qualifies...http://sewingseeds4u.blogspot.com/2010/07/you-cant-take-it-with-you.html Blessings, Patty

Kathy said...

Had to stop back by, love the Anne quotes
Hope you have a very blessed day,
Kindred Spirit,
Kathy

Bookie said...

Delightful post, beautiful pictures. Loved the white tea pot in the first shot as I am partials to whites.

Appleshoe said...

Wonderful post and congratulations on it being your 25th post. I especially love your homemade Anne doll that your father gave you. A special gift indeed. I was a huge fan any story about redheads growing: Anne of Green Gables, Pippi Longstocking, and Orphan Annie. Take care.

parTea lady said...

What a beautiful post for your 25th Tea Time Tuesday. Your tea for one with matching mugs and tray is gorgeous.

The doll your Dad gave you is lovely. I remember reading Anne as a young girl. For some reason the part where she tries to dye her hair and it turns green really stands out for me. :-)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sandi!
WOW 25 that is HUGE! You go my sweet friend!
Oh and I love all of your goodies but especially LOVE Anne. I am a huge, huge fan of Anne of Green Gables..I have read ALL the books, seen the entire PBS series and then bought all the VCR tapes way back when! I have such fond memories and love a few of her frases, like *bosoom Friends*, *Kindred spirits* and on and on I could go! The story is such a sweet, clean and lovely tale!

Happy Tea,
Lorena

Lady Katherine said...

What a great Tea Time! I loved every minute! Your doll is wonderful, I know you cherish this gift from your Father! The teapot and mugs are so pretty! Loved seeing the house, views of the Island! Such a lovely place to live! Happy 25th!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Hi Sandi: I am again being nosey about Tea Time Tuesday. I have rooted through all the old boxes in storage and have washed up all the nice things that I found. Now I just have to find a suitable way to photograph them and I will one day join you.

Tina Eudora said...

Sandi your tea set is beautiful and I have to say I wish I was right there in P.E.I. with you! Long time dream of mine to move back to Canada and get a little cottage in Nova Scotia or P.E.I.
Have a wonderful week and thanks for all the lovely pictures!
Tina xo

Virginia said...

Lovely post!
Enjoyed the quotes and the beautiful gift from your dad.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
What a fantastic post!! I did see Regis and Kelly were in your neck of the woods!!
I just adore your tea for one set with all the matching pieces and also thanks so much for all of the info on Anne of Green Gables!!
Loved my visit here today!!

Debbie

Bernideen said...

Ido so love Anne of Green Gables - doesn't everyone! What wonderful photos of the island and a lovely post! Thanks you!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That's one of my favorite books and I also enjoyed the tv series. Your Anne dolls are so delightful and such lovely tea cups and teapot! Beautiful tea party!

Manuela

Cordelia said...

Dear Sandi, This is my first time to visit you....was a quickie visit as my morning house blessings are calling. I was planning to just stop by quickly at "Sharon's Place" when I saw your blog there.....came here and just love it! I would enjoy the privilege to come back and visit longer at a later time.
Oh how I would love to visit Prince Edward Island as Anne of Green Gables is a favorite for me. Maybe I need to tell you my name is Cordelia :) I have a xanga site if you care to visit - threejoys is my xanga name. I pray you will have a very meaningful Tuesday. ~Cordelia

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