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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 26 May 2014

An Island Inspired Tea Time Tuesday

...almost before Anne realised it, spring had come again to Green Gables and all the world was abloom once more. ~ LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Hello friends and welcome to my last Tea Time Tuesday in May! I would like to wish all my American friends a Happy Memorial Day. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

                                                Glory (1989) Poster

Hubby and I watched the movie Glory and we  were so moved by the story of the  brave men in the 54th Massachusetts black infantry who gave their lives for freedom. What a great cast and of course, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman have long been favourites!

Today I would like to share a little info about PEI where I live....


Prince Edward Island is named for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, {1767–1820}, the fourth son of King George III and the father of Queen Victoria. 

This year Charlottetown, the capital of PEI, is celebrating its 150th birthday as the Cradle of Confederation here in Canada. There are many exhibits, concerts, and other festivities scheduled for the celebration this year.

PEI is famous for many things; L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables....


Green Gables itself attracts thousands of tourists every year....


 Our Potatoes which grow in our rich red soil are shipped all over the world.


Our seafood; mussels, oysters, and lobsters ....

Fisherman's Wharf in North Rustico, PEI - Internet

Lush green countryside and farmland....


And our beautiful red sand Beaches, as well as our down home hospitality, just to name a few.

 Dalvay Beach

“Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” ~ LM Montgomery, "Anne of Green Gables"  

The Blue Jay is our provincial bird.

Many of our birds fly south for the winter but this  bright blue fellow is with us all year round.

 Our Provincial flower is the Lady's Slipper and as most of you know, it belongs to the orchid family.
The orchid gets its name from the shape of its petals which form a pouch somewhat like a slipper. {This photo is courtesy of the Internet.}

The Lady's Slipper blooms in late May and June and grows in shady and moist woodlands.  It comes in shades of pink, white, or yellow.
My teacup today is adorned with the Lady Slipper.

This set had been on my teacup wish list and Hubby picked this one up for me; a lovely surprise!

It has a Lady Slipper just inside the rim of the teacup and also on the backside of the cup.

I have a little story to go along with it....
When Hubby gave me this teacup, it came with  the wrong saucer so we had to go back and exchange it for its mate.

Somehow the saucer had been switched with another. But before we returned it, I remembered I had a saucer from another Lady Slipper set which had been a wedding shower gift years ago. The cup itself had gotten broken and I always wanted to find another cup to complete the set.

I looked in the cabinet and behold, it was the same maker as the cup. I was thrilled!
The maker is Elizabethan, made in England.

So, now I have the complete set as well as a saucer which can be used for a side dish to hold a sweet or snack.

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~ Catherine Douzel

Today I am drinking Organic Rooibos tea from South Africa. Rich in antioxidants and devoid of caffeine, it makes a delicious brew with a pleasant odour and great taste.

I hope you have enjoyed the info I shared about our gentle Island and seeing my Lady Slipper teacup.

This is a big year for the Island and if you get a chance to visit, I'm sure you will be pleased you came!

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord. ~ Psalm 19:14
Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or coffee mug that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too! We also like to see a Tea Shop you may have visited or a tablescape.

If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or any of the following is welcome too: Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Lemonade, Iced tea or iced coffee, or Punch in a lovely bowl. 

I am joining the following parties as well~

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

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. I enjoyed my tour around the island so much! Your Lady Slipper tea cup is lovely, and your hubby is such a prince for surprising you with it! Have a wonderful week...hugs Penny

  2. Hello,
    with great pleasure I read your blog post with the description of the island. Beautiful.
    Have a good week,

  3. I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful island a number of years ago. So long ago that there was a ferry, not a bridge. We spent a couple of days there and did all the tourist things. Wish I had known you then. One thing I remember vividly was the contrast between your red soil and the lush greenness. And I loved visiting "Annes" home and also the castles... and the bottle house. And we listened to a concert at Summerside. And oh so much more. A young lady dressed as Anne greeted us as we drove onto the ferry. MANY good memories. Thanks for renewing them.

  4. Hi Sandi and thanks for your sweet email and prayers. So nice to be back. I've missed you! I have always wanted to visit PEI. Your photos are wonderful. And I LOVE the Lady Slipper teacup...a pattern I've never seen, and how special!

  5. Dear Sandy, I did indeed enjoy the photos and history you shared of Prince Edward Island [which is on my bucket list of places to visit someday]. Your teacup with the Lady Slipper flower is lovely, and how thoughtful of your hubby to get it for you. ~ Phyllis

  6. Hi Sandi,
    Our fair Isle is getting prettier everyday ~ nice feature you did of it!
    I have a lady slipper teacup too ~
    similar but paler in color.
    Thank you for hosting,


  7. The island looks beautiful, and hopefully I will see it for myself one day.
    I am so glad your saucer found its teacup, and vice versa!

  8. I learned something today about PEI. I didn't know the provincial bird is the Blue Jay. :) A lovely and informative post and your Lady Slipper teacup is sweet. Have a wonderful week Sandi. Pam

  9. This was very interesting hearing about your homeland. I also can hardly imagine your story about the saucer. The same brand and everything! Amazing. A lovely posting!

  10. Hi Sandi,
    Your Lady's Slipper teacup is so very pretty. I have never seen one like it. I enjoyed learning about your island and hopefully one day I can overcome my fear of flying and visit your lovely province. Your pink gerbera flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for hosting Tea Time Tuesday! Karen

  11. I loved seeing your Lady's Slipper teacup, dear Sandi, and reading the information on your Island. I would love to visit sometime and see the beauty for myself. Thank you for hosting, sweet friend, and may you have a blessed week. xo

  12. That does it. You've totally captured me. I've been wanting to visit PEI since I saw the television series Anne of Green Gables (like everyone else!). Life it too short so I am putting that on my list of places I want to visit very soon! Alpha Hubby will love it!!

  13. I hope to visit your island someday. I honeymooned in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (cruise). Anne of Green Gables is my favorite movie and book. Megan Follows is amazing. I am loving your Lady Slipper tea cup. I have never seen one before. Have a fabulous day!

  14. Hi Sandi, I have so missed being a part of your beautiful tea party. In fact, I've missed being a part of "beautiful things" blogging. I still love classic films, but I've taken a step back from my film blog. Just grew weary of reviewing movies...doing so had caused films to become a burden rather than a joy. So, while I still have that blog and will write on it once a month or so, I've started a new blog, Magnolia Cottage, dedicated to a wide variety of beautiful, home-centered things.

    Anyhow, thank you for the "tour" of your island. Ever since falling in love with Anne Shirley, I've wanted to visit PEI. Maybe one day I'll get there...if only it wasn't SO far from where I live. I have a friend who went there for her honeymoon---all the way from California!!

    My state is famous for potatoes too!

    So glad to hear that you found a saucer match for your teacup. What a fun story.

    Blessings on your day,

  15. hello
    quel joli lien avec la tasse
    et les orchidées
    Le langage fleurs de l'orchidée est assez diversifié, souvent contrasté et finalement peu connu. La couleur de l'orchidée joue un rôle important dans sa signification. Sa symbolique la plus forte : la séduction, la sensualité, la beauté suprême. Elle est aussi le symbole de la fécondité et de la ferveur.
    à bientôt
    edith (iris) France

  16. Thanks so much for sharing all the lovely info about Prince Edward Island (including the part about its namesake!). I knew PEI from "Anne of Green Gables," of course, but now I see there is so much more to be explored and enjoyed than just that!

  17. Sandi - You ought to get royalty payments from the PEI Tourist Board - love it when you show off your beautiful island life. Anne - of course - is one of the main reasons I've always wanted to go there. Now, with my dear blogging friends I actually know real people who live there and surround themselves with the best of your PEI loveliness - teatime, gardens and glorious landscapes!

  18. Sandi: What a lovely new tea cup. I have never seen one like it before. I love the tour. I get to visit so many places because of friends like you. Thanks and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

  19. Hi Sandi,
    Thanks for hosting and sharing info about PEI! It is always lovely to learn more about our lovely home!

  20. Sandy, I so enjoyed learning more about your wonderful island. I hope to go there again one day - hopefully there will be more cruises in my future once we have this wedding of my youngest behind us and get back to travelling again!

    Thank you for hosting. It's nice to be back- been away from sharing a pretty teatime for much too long.


  21. I enjoyed learning more about Prince Edward Island. There are so many great places in the world to learn about--and the Lady Slipper Teacup is just wonderful.

  22. Dear Sandi,
    thank you for the interesting histry of PEI. I am again amazed how sweet and thoughtful your husband is. What a sweet gift is thistea cup. The Lady Slippers are so nicely made. That you already had the missing saucer shows, that this cup was meant for you. Have much fun with it. Thank you for sharing this lovely tea party and for hosting this sweet event.
    best greetings, Johanna

  23. I love this post Sandi. You live in a very special and beautiful island. I enjoyed reading it all I hope to make it there someday. Your photos are gorgeous.


  24. Hi Sandi, you are living in one of the most beautiful Islands in the world. I love Anne of Green Gables, I can't get enough of her story, I don't mind watching the repeats.
    Your lady slipper tea up is so pretty. Your hubby is so sweet.
    T hank you for hosting this fabulous tea party.


  25. Sandi, I wasn't able to get a tea post together this week, but had to visit all the same. I've wanted to come visit the Island ever since reading (and re-reading) the Anne books. It looks like such a lovely place. Hope I get there someday. I love your pink hobnail vase. I think the lady slipper is endangered? I've not seen one, except in a conservatory. they're beautiful!

  26. What a beautiful place to live! I love your teacup and your pink milk glass vase!

  27. I love PEI and have been there twice. You are so lucky to live there. Love your tea-cup. Hugs, Deb

  28. Love the teacup and learning more about your part of the world.

  29. I really enjoyed following along your trip through your home! I've wanted to visit ever since reading Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon as a child. PEI looks truly beautiful. Lovely cup too, by the way :)

  30. A visit to PEI is definitely on my list! Lord willing my visit will be sooner than later. Love all your info and that sweet Lady Slipper Tea cup!

  31. It's been my dream to visit the island since I read Anne of Green Gables as a little girl. So I enjoyed the tour very much, particuarly the picture of the Green Gable House!

  32. It's no wonder you set such beautiful tables for tea---just look at those surroundings! Such inspiring gorgeousness! I am putting a trip to Prince Edward Island on my bucket list immediately! Thank you for your wonderful tour, your lady slipper cup captures the PEI flower perfectly.

  33. Hi Sandi..I just loved loved loved about PEI facts. The Island sounds like a piece of paradise on earth. and you call the Island gentle and that's the way I think of you. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful weekend. BTW love those 2 Anne quotes.

  34. Loved the facts and wonderful pictures. PEI is on my bucket list. A lovely post - and a lovely teacup. The verse from Psalm is one try to keep in my thoughts - to often my mouth engages before my brain.

  35. Sandi, I love the movie Glory and recently told my hubby that I would like to watch it again. A tear jerker for sure! I loved learning more about your gorgeous island! Any time I talk to someone who has visited there they rave about how gorgeous it is. I must make it to PEI some day. Your teacup and saucer is perfect honoring your lovely home! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  36. Beautiful post, Sandi - so love our island! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  37. I really enjoyed this post, Sandi! You live in a beautiful place. I hope I can visit PEI some time.
    Blessings, Beth


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi