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Monday, 7 September 2015

A Visit to A Tea Room and A Yummy Dessert for Tea Time


I don't know how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to. ~ Marjorie Rawlings


Welcome to Tea Time  everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the long weekend. We went to an outdoor wedding on Saturday and it was a beautiful day for it. Actually we had fabulous weather all weekend; warm and sunny. 
The wedding ceremony took place on a cliff with the ocean behind them. It was wonderful! Unfortunately, I forgot my camera and we were two hours from home so I couldn't just go and get it. Can you believe that? I will have to get the bride to send me some pictures.


Yesterday my son and his family added a new member to the family. Meet Boomer, their new fur baby!


He is a hybrid Shih Tzu - Pekinese cross breed. Isn't he adorable? Too bad he's on the other side of the country! They hope to bring him home next summer to meet us.


A few weeks ago, Hubby and I stopped into a Tea Room not far from our home. Grandma's Tea Room is owned by Cindy who runs it with her hubby Guy. 


Some of you may remember Cindy who participates in my tea parties from time to time.


What we didn't realize was that the Tea Room was closed that day because it was Gold Cup and Saucer day which is the finale to Old Home Week here on the Island. I mentioned it in my previous post when I shared my niece's beautiful doilies. 

Anyway, when I told Cindy who I was, she graciously invited us to sit out on their beautiful back deck where we enjoyed tall glasses of lemonade and a chat. It was a very warm day so the lemonade was very refreshing. 
She later took us back through the garden to see their kiwi tree which is just a beautiful sight. 



I had never seen one before and it was a perfect specimen. It had a few tiny kiwis growing on it already. I wanted to take a picture but unfortunately, I didn't. I got this photo off her FB page. 

I did however take some pictures of the tea room.

This is one end of the tea room which has a beautiful mural on the back wall. 


A tea cart holding china cups and saucers.


Footed teacups and a jar of sea glass. Cindy also makes jewelry out of sea glass.


A variety of hats.


Beautiful beaded bags.


More hats with a view to the back deck and garden.


We sat out on their deck under a beautiful arbor of wisteria. While sitting there the odd purple petal floated down to where Hubby and I were sitting. Such a peaceful place! You can see through the arbor to the garden beyond. There is also a gold fish pond and other delightful things to see.


We enjoyed our visit with Cindy and her hubby and we will most certainly go back when the tea room is open and enjoy her refreshments.


I got this photo off her FB page. Doesn't it look wonderful? I have heard that her home made scones are heavenly! Thank you Cindy and Guy for your wonderful hospitality. 

Cindy's instructions:

*How to Make A Perfect Pot of Tea*
  • Pour a bit of hot water into your tea pot and swish it around ( this will warm your pot and prevent it from cracking)
  • Pour out the water and measure into teapot one teaspoon of loose tea per cup
  • Pour the boiling water over your tea leaves and replace lid
  • Put a tea cozy on your tea pot to keep your tea hot and steep your tea
  • Steep black tea for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Steep green tea for 2 minutes




Tea Time

My hubby surprised me with this pretty bouquet the other day so I have made it my center piece for today's tea. I thought the pinks, purples and greens would compliment my tea wares.



I am having Chai tea and I'm using my Sadler teapot along with my Royal Albert Road to the Isles teacup. 



One side of the cup with its pretty autumnal landscape and a swag of purple heather just inside the rim.



The other side of the cup adorned with heather. 



The saucer also has a ring of heather around the edge and a landscape.

Next time you pick up a teacup, think of a friend. Linda Gaither


A Sadler teapot which was a giveaway win a few years ago.



Coffee is my wake-me-up. Tea is my hug-me-up. ~ Sam Title



My sweet is a Cinnamon Roll Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing. It is a wonderful treat with tea or coffee.




I got this recipe from Sherry at The Charm of Home and it is delicious. You may click on her link to go to her blog for the recipe if you wish. She displayed hers prettily on a plate but I left mine in the pan. Not as pretty a presentation but it is yummy! Thanks Sherry for the recipe. It was a big hit here and I will be making it again.



Pour me a little more tea, would you, dear? I can drink it till it comes out of my ears. ~ Garek- Star Trek Deep Space 9


Thank you for joining me for tea today. If you have anything tea or coffee related you are welcome to link up.  I enjoy collections too; silver tea spoons, creamers, etc. We all love a visit to a Tea Shop and if you have a tea time recipe you would like to share, by all means do so. 

Happy Tea Day!


Have a beautiful day everyone and the Lord bless you!


I am sharing with these parties as well ~

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



An InLinkz Link-up

 Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

24 comments :

  1. The newest addition to your family is so cute! I shared a Grape Cobbler recipe to serve with tea or coffee.....hope that is ok.....hugs...

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  2. This was such a lovely post. So sorry that you were not able to enjoy tea, but a very good reason to go back. Thank you for hosting the wonderful tea parties over the years.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  3. There are so many nice things in this blog post. I love the beaded purses. I have a collection. The footed china tea cups are lovely and the cinnamon cake....I must make it. The Sadler teapot is so pretty and all the beautiful china. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love this post, Thanks for sharing and so many nice things.

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  5. Thank you for the tour of the beautiful Grandma's tearoom! I'm a fan of its charming touches--pretty hats and beaded purses, and the Emily of New moon books. Hope you get to go back soon for afternoon tea!

    This week's tea time is lovely as usual! Thank you for hosting and Happy Labour Day!

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  6. What a cute puppy . Oh I do like all that you showed at Grandmas Tea Room very lovely as is your collection and that cake looks YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  7. First of all, congratulations on your new grand-fur-son! Boomer is adorable. I definitely would enjoy visiting this tearoom. I really like how you look out onto a garden. I've never seen a kiwi tree in person either. The Sadler teapot caught my eye with its pretty floral design and the cinnamon cake will taste wonderful with a cup of chai tea for sure. Happy three day weekend!

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  8. What a great tearoom I love all the teacups and the beautiful setting, like an English country home...my fav! I love this post my friend. I'm pinning it. Thanks for sharing and for the lovely party.
    Happy Labor Day week.
    FABBY

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  9. Lovelt tea room Sandi. With cute had and beaded purses which i love. Your visits sounds great and that kiwi tree Ive never seen one before looks amazing.. And my goodness that new fur baby well just to cute for words... Lovely post thank you hope your long weekend is finishing up great. With love Janice

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  10. Hi Sandi,
    Boomer is so cute and I'll bet a ball of energy! Thanks for sharing your visit with Cindy and her hubby, and letting us get a peek of Grandma's Tea Room. Your autumn tea cup is a beauty and so is your teapot, and the cinnamon roll cake....oh my goodness...I'd love a slice of that! Thank you for hosting your lovely party, sweet friend.

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  11. How wonderful to visit with Cindy. I have come across her in blog land and I enjoyed seeing her tea room. This was a fun posting! Your tea cup is lovely and your cinnamon cake looks delicious too!

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  12. It was nice to have a peek at Cindy's Tea room, hopefully you can make it back again. The new grand furbaby is sweet, all babies are!
    Delicious cake with your pretty teacup today.
    Happy Tea Day Sandi.

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  13. This was a lovely tea room! I wish there were more in our area! Thanks again for hosting this tea party! Blessings, Lynn

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  14. Hi Sandi,
    What a cute puppy and the Tea Room would be a perfect place to visit. Hubby certainly knows pretty pink flowers! So beautiful and how kind of him. Your teapot and teacup are also lovely today. And the cinnamon cake does look delish! My oldest friend (from grade one) is visiting Prince Edward Island on a tour this week and is loving your home town. Hopefully one day I will be able to visit. Happy Tea Day Dear Sandi and Thank you for hosting! Karen

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  15. Hi Sandy,
    you had a nice time. Boomer is the nicest addition to your family I can imagine. What a cutie. Hope you meet him soon. Cindy's tea room is adorable. How nice of her to invite you in her garden. I would love to visit such tea rooms. And at your home you have a wonderful tea setting with yummy treat as always. Its so wonderful and cosy to have tea from fine china. Thank you for the delightful tea time and for hosting this event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  16. Sandi that looks like a nice tearoom! I am so glad you enjoyed the cake recipe. It was a favorite here also. That pooch is adorable! Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  17. The tea room was wonderful - and I must try that recipe.

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  18. How fun that you got to visit Cindy and Guy and enjoyed some lemonade in the shade on a hot day. Do you suppose I'll ever get the PEI again so I can visit all my blog friends there? Some day. :)

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  19. That tea room is enchanting... And the cake looks delish!

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  20. Lovely Sandi, Thank you for having me for tea today. Things have quieted down in the tearoom and I'm able to get around for a visit. You encouraged me to start blogging again now that I have a little time on my hands, lol. Nice surprise to get flowers. I like your Sadler tea pot it is exciting with colours, I have one and it is just the plain Jane kind but it was a gift my Grandmother received for her 75th and it was gifted to me (memories) I'll have to go visit Sherry for the recipe as it looks so yummy. Well girlfriend, I look forward to our next visit so hubby and I can pose for a better picture, lol, take care

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  21. You have such a lovely blog with so many beautiful pictures. I love to stop in here and enjoy a tea break!

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  22. The wedding sounds wonderful! How fun that you got to meet Cindy and her husband. Looks like a fabulous tea to attend. Your tea looks delicious with the yummy cinnamon roll cake. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. What a wonderful visit, Sandi! Lovely post! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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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! ~ Sandi

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