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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 20 February 2017

Tea and Cakes in Narnia

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~ CS Lewis

Hello my lovely friends and welcome to Narnia! OK, let's pretend it's Narnia. What do you do when inspiration strikes you? You run with it which is how I came up with this post today.

Driving through the Park the other day I spied this lampost and it reminded me of Narnia. Narnia is a fantasy world created by CS Lewis. In Narnia some animals can talk, mythical beasts abound, and magic is common. It is a wonderful story written to entertain young and not so young minds, where good triumphs over evil.

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. ~ CS Lewis

My children and I all read the Chronicles of Narnia and enjoyed them immensely. The Disney movie, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe was especially fun.

Here on the Island, it is wintertime and it appears to be much like Narnia. At least that is how it appears to me at the moment. After three snow storms with two blizzards in a row, our little island is blanketed in mountains of snow. It is knee deep in our back yard where the bird feeder is.

Now let's pretend that my cabinet is a wardrobe.

My wardrobe is in the "spare oom" which serves as our den and a bedroom when the kids are home. Now, let's open the doors and the scene that meets the eye is somewhat pretty if you like that white stuff. I prefer green leafy trees and posies myself but that will come in time. The Island does however offer some magic. We are a small island where in any season, one can find a little magic if one only opens their eyes to see it. Our Anne of Green Gables is proof of that. 

This is a path at the end of our street which runs behind our home. Folks like to take walks back there and in the winter, they take their ski-doos.

The lampost at Victoria Park reminds me of the scene where Lucy stepped out of the wardrobe and into Narnia's winter wonderland. She then had a chance meeting with the faun, Mr. Tumnus, who straightaway invited her to tea. 

Mr. Tumnus offered his young guest "tea and cakes" but I don't have cakes today. I have these decadent sweets which were brought to our Valentine's Day supper at our Bible study.... chocolate covered strawberries, shortbread, slivers of chocolate pie and raspberry cream pie. These were just the desserts. It was a veritable feast to be sure and I'm certain young Lucy would have enjoyed them herself. 

Mr. Tumnus didn't offer his young guest tea in fancy china but my hubby had gifted me with these RA Petit Point pieces for Valentine's Day a few years ago and I opted to use them for our tea today.

Would you like to have an adventure now or shall we have our tea first? - Peter Pan ~ JM Barrie

I have never done cross work or quilting but I can certainly appreciate the time and effort the ladies put into it. This china pattern is so reminiscent of cross work. The teacup is very dainty, crafted in the Hampton shape. I love the square plates with their scalloped corners too. I remember opening up the package when Hubby gave them to me and I was enchanted! I had never seen the pattern before.

So, let us sip our tea and enjoy a sweet or two. I am having the raspberry cream pie and one of the chocolate dipped strawberries. Please help yourself. 

Mmm, a cup of hot tea is lovely anytime but especially in the wintertime when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose.

So, tell me, have you ever read The Chronicles of Narnia or seen the movies? If you have a good imagination then I know you enjoyed them. I like to think there is an inner child in each of us and sometimes it is great fun to explore a new world and meet different characters by getting lost in a book. The Chronicles series and The Secret Garden are just a few of the books that take one on a special little journey.

I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. ~ CS Lewis

I can agree with that statement. I have read books many times if I enjoy them. I always learn something the second time around.

I hope you enjoyed my whimsical post today. Once in a while I like to let my hair down so to speak and have fun with a post. Enjoy your day and thanks so much for visiting.

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