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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

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