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Monday, 9 July 2012

Anne of Green Gables Tea Party




"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world." ~ LM Mongomery- "Anne of Green Gables"  

Welcome dear friends and kindred spirits to my Anne of Green Gables Tea Party! I am simply thrilled to have you come for tea today and I hope you will make yourselves at home. Anne and I have been expecting you.




The little Anne doll above was a gift from my father. She is dressed in her green calico print dress with a white collar and white apron. A simple straw hat sits upon her red braids. She is a sand doll made with Island sand in her arms and legs. Isn't she cute? 

Anne has always been one character in whom I have felt a kindred spirit. I'm sure it comes from being a lonely child growing up because my family moved around so much, thus making friends very difficult.

Anne and I both possessed wild imaginations as children. A great deal of time was spent daydreaming about silly romantic notions although it proved to be beneficial, as our way of expressing ourselves. She couldn't help but express herself verbally, whereas I liked to write my thoughts down on paper. 

"May your life always be like a pot of tea...overflowing to warm the soul." ~ Irish Proverb


This Anne doll was also a gift from my father. Indeed, she was the very last gift I would receive from him as he died a few months later. I will cherish these dolls always!




She has such a pensive expression on her face which is peppered with freckles across her nose. She has green eyes, something else Anne and I have in common. 



The story Anne of Green Gables, written by our beloved author Lucy Maud Montgomery, was first published in 1908 and has since been read and treasured by millions of readers all over the world. Anne is our most famous celebrity here on the Island and she draws folks from all over the world every year. 

Mark Twain once said of Lucy Maud Montgomery's writings, "The sweetest creation of childlife yet written." 

Unless otherwise stated, all the quotes throughout this post are taken from the story Anne of Green Gables written by our beloved Island author Lucy Maud Montgomery. All the photos are my own unless otherwise stated.

Now, to really appreciate the incredible imagination of Lucy Maud Montgomery, one must walk the grounds of Green Gables and tour the house and woods. This, I have done many times over the years.

 



After my family moved to Prince Edward Island, my father used to go golfing at Green Gables and he would always take my brother and me with him.



As a young girl, I was enchanted by the house and grounds. It was like walking back in time. 
My imagination soared as I walked the trails that Maud walked and I loved to breathe in the magic that fairly tinkled in the air. 
I was totally in love with Green Gables and I felt blessed to be able to visit there so often. 

This is a picture of Anne's room at Green Gables which I took last Summer on my last visit.


"It has always seemed to me, ever since childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite inside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond - only a glimpse - but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile." ~ LMM



As sweethearts, and as husband and wife, my hubby and I have walked hand in hand many times through the Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane. It still takes my breath away and offers so much scope for imagination!



"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 as interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" ~ Anne of Green Gables 

Now that you've had a bit of a tour of Green Gables, let's have some tea and refreshments, shall we....



I have cut some fresh roses for the tea table.




Pink roses grace the tea table because, "After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith." ~ Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables




"Isn't it lovely? Don't you think it must be glad to be a rose? Wouldn't it be nice if roses could talk? I'm sure they could tell us such lovely things. And isn't pink the most bewitching color in the world?" ~ Anne of Green Gables




I have pink lemonade ready in my pink depression glass pitcher. I acquired this pitcher just recently and I love it!



I hope you also enjoy the theme from Anne of Green Gables playing in the background which is a new feature added to my blog just for this party. If you're not hearing the music then go to the bottom of my blog and hit the play button.

"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." ~ LMM

Roses adorn the teapot which joins the party. I got this teapot at the Anne of Green Gables Store here in Charlottetown. It stands at the ready holding Lady Grey tea....





"I can just imagine myself sitting down at the head of the table and pouring out the tea," said Anne, shutting her eyes ecstatically. "And asking Diana if she takes sugar! I know she doesn't but of course I'll ask her as if I didn't know. And then pressing her to take another piece of fruit cake and another helping of preserves." ~ Anne of Green Gables 

The Teacups....

I have been saving my new Royal Albert teacup just for Anne's party. It is called Buckingham and I only paid seven dollars for it at an antique shop. It is a rich forest green adorned with lovely pink roses and gold trim. The cup is footed and has a fancy handle. The inside of the cup is encircled with a golden garland. Isn't it pretty? I'm quite sure that Anne would love it!



Mmm... tea really does taste better in a china teacup!




Another vintage Royal Albert teacup, Old English Rose.



And a hand painted green teacup sprinkled with sweet pink rosebuds.



As well as lemonade and tea, I have chicken salad sandwiches....



Chicken salad with cranberries on whole wheat bread....

....and Sticky Date Pudding with Hot Toffee Sauce. I promise there was no mouse involved!




I make this pudding twice a year; at Christmastime and once in the summertime. I thought my Anne Tea would be a splendid time to serve it.


"Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it." ~ LMM




"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, like pearls slipping off a string." ~ LM Montgomery  

  
Today's Tea is a sort of Progressive Tea and I have had a lot of help with this party. I would like to thank these lovely ladies who so graciously offered to serve these tea treats today ~ 


Judith @ Lavender Cottage has scones and jam waiting for us at her blog so please make your way over there. Then come back and visit ~

Beth @ Beyond the Garden Gate who is serving wonderful cucumber sandwiches. 

Clara @ Rosewalk Cottage is serving one of Anne's special treats, strawberries and ice cream, so please be sure to visit her. 

Jina @ Pink Piccadilly Pastries is serving Raspberry Cordial and Plum Puffs which are of course from the Anne story. So be sure to stop by her blog for a visit.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest is serving her lovely Zucchini Tea Bread so be sure to stop in and visit with her too.


It has made the party so much more fun to have you ladies pitch in and help! Thank you so much.


"This day's done and there's a new one coming tomorrow, with no mistakes in it yet, as you used to say yourself. Just come downstairs and have your supper. You'll see if a good cup of tea and those plum puffs I made today won't hearten you up."  ~ Marilla speaking to Anne.

"Plum puffs won't minister to a mind diseased," said Anne disconsolately. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne Shirley in "Anne of Avonlea."


Anne was always such a drama queen but she stole our hearts from the moment she landed at the train station on Prince Edward Island.

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Marilla and Anne courtesy of the Internet.

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Anne and her bosom friend Diana courtesy of the Internet.


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"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" ~ LMM

Below Anne and Marilla courtesy of the Internet.

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Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.


"Anne-girl" and another kindred spirit, Diana's Aunt Josephine at tea courtesy of the Internet.

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"God's in His heaven, all's right with the world," whispered Anne softly. ~ LM Montgomery - "Anne of Green Gables"

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Thank you for coming to my tea party today. I hope you have enjoyed yourself, I know I have!

I thought it only fitting to end with The Lord's Prayer which was the first prayer Anne ever learned.

"Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
In earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." ~ Matthew 6:9-13


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I am happy to see all your tea things, whether you have shared them before or not. This tea party is all about sharing your joy of tea time and any thoughts you might have on the subject. And for the summer months, I would love to see your teacups and teapots indoors as well as out in the garden, at the beach, on a park bench, etc...
Also I would enjoy seeing your teacup and teapot crafts as well as recipes and any stories you might have to share about tea time. So, let's have fun this summer with our teas. Get out there and be as creative, fancy, or as laid back as you wish!


I am delighted you have stopped by for a visit today. Your presence always make my tea party that much more special! Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or mug that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too!

If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too:
Hot Apple Cider
Hot Chocolate
Lemonade
Iced Tea or coffee
Punch in a lovely bowl.
No alcoholic beverages please. You know what happened to Diana!

The Tea Time Tuesday button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! To be sure everyone has a visit, it would be nice if you visited the participant before and after your name.

Inlinkz is available below for you to sign up for my tea party.

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Show and Tell~  http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Heart and Home ~ http://angelwingsandapronstrings.blogspot.com/
A Return to Loveliness ~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Table Top Tuesday~ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~ http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Tea in the Garden~ http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Thursday~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

70 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely post. Megan Fellows was the best Anne :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful post Sandi. I have always wanted to visit Anne's home. What special memories you have and what a blessing to live so close. I always liked Mark Twain's comment...it was so right! Saw the Winnepeg Ballet do Anne Of GG in Vancouver, BC on year. Lovely!Love your teacups and a wonderful post. Thank you.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
What a fun party this week! I love your new Buckingham teacup, very pretty. Now I'm wishing I had bought myself an Anne doll, yours are sweet and a nice way to remember your father.
Yummy sticky date pudding, that's the low cal version I hope?
Thanks for hosting.
Judith

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sandi,

Thank you for hosting our tea party.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh Sandi, your Anne of Green Gables Tea Party is delightful! I enjoyed all the pretty teacups and sandwiches and the wonderful Anne quotes. Thanks so much for inviting me to tea today. Blessings, Pamela

Snap said...

Sandi, What a wonderful Anne of Green Gables tea party! Your Anne dolls are precious.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Such a delightful post and link party, Sandi- have been looking so forward to this!

But to actually see pics of the house!!!!

You know I have read the book several times but never even knew they made it a movie. I have got to go find it right away.

I daresay the pics do look a bit like my "scope of imagination" took me as to how they all looked!

I have an 11 year old red headed niece/god daughter - I need to dress her up as Anne! Time to sew again!

Thank you for such a wonderful party, I can't wait to see everyone's posts!!!!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sandi! So happy to be in sync today! I have posted a For the Love of Anne 2 - last week I was blue, this week I am pink - I love that we used the same pink goblets! Anne of Green Gables could be a topic we discuss for weeks with pure delight! I love your post - you bring the beauty of the story and the place to our homes - I appreciate you hosting and sharing,
Kathy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

PS

Your china, snacks, and DOLLS are absolutely precious, delicious and beautiful.

Rizzi said...

HI SANDI, I LOVE YOUR ANNE OF GREEN GABLES TEA PARTY......VERY DELIGHTFUL
AND CHARMING......HOW SPECIAL THOSE BEAUTIFUL ANNE DOLLS FROM YOUR DAD...
A WONDERFUL MEMORY YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE.....I ALSO LOVE ANNE AND HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ANNE DOLL.....I JUST WATCHED THE MOVIE LAST NIGHT....HAVE A NICE DAY....RIZZI

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

What a beautiful post, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have never read Anne of Green Gables, but I will now. I really liked the quotes running throughout the post. I remember seeing a television adaptation as a child, but I think it was British, and the accents were terrible!
Your Buckingham teacup is really very pretty. I'm going back for another look now!

Beth said...

What a great party, Sandi! I had a lot of fun seeing Green Gables. How lucky you are to have visited it many times! I like your Anne dolls and your new Buckingham tea cup. Beautiful post!
xo Beth

Beth said...

What a great party, Sandi! I had a lot of fun seeing Green Gables. How lucky you are to have visited it many times! I like your Anne dolls and your new Buckingham tea cup. Beautiful post!
xo Beth

Kimberly said...

What fun! I wanted to join up, but forgot!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Sandi!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea. I am reading the book now and I feel right at home here. The dolls are so pretty and special. Have a lovely afternoon.
~Clara

Charmed by Beauty said...

Anne has taken many of us into a world only our imaginations could take us. Your post today gave us a taste of her wonderful world of dreams. Thank you...Auntie P

relevanttealeaf said...

What an elegant tea party, Sandi. It's obvious you've spent considerable time putting your blog post together - a real labor of love, and I really appreciate its beauty. The quotes, the roses, the dolls, the china teacups, the pink depression glass, the food, the pictures of Anne's home - EVERYTHING is just perfect! Blessings, Phyllis

Maribel G. M said...

Maravilloso, es un placer pasarse por tan linda casa.
Un beso

kitty said...

What a wonderful post you shared, Sandi, and such pretty things. I wish I could have a taste of the chicken salad sandwich and the sticky date pudding. Have you shared the recipe for that?? Oh my!! I loved seeing Anne's home...so pretty.

Kimberly said...

I decided I had to join in so I whipped up a post quick! Enjoy the Lavender Shortbread.

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Sandi,
Thanks for the lovely idea and for the beautiful post.
Some gorgeous china that you shared today!
It was a lot of fun to prepare tea with Anne and to have it here with you and her and all the other blogger friends,too :)
Hugs

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Sandi
Today is going to be a great day for me,I love Ann of Green Gables and I´m really happy joining you and having a tea in Green Gables
It´s a pity my english is not too good and don´t let me express my thoughts and feelings as I would like do it
I have enjoyed a lot posting and I hope you enjoy with my post too
Your green tea cups are precious and beautiful, also your doll of Ann , Ann´s bedroom and all the images of the film
Thank you for your lovely tea
Hugs

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Thank you so much for allowing this newcomer on the scene to be a part of your lovely tea party today! I feel like I've actually been to Green Gables and sat down with Anne and Diana (and even Marilla) today! What a delightful time! And thank you for dropping by my tea party as well! Please do come again soon! This has been so much fun!!

Diann said...

Hi Sandi! oh, I totally forgot about today's theme tea! I do have a tea today though. All of your teacups sets are so beautiful. And the treats look wonderful. Thank you for hosting and have a fantastic day!

Sherry said...

Oh, this is gorgeous Sandi! I am working on my post now. Be over in a bit. I was wondering why the green and white and now it seems so obvious! The house, "Green Gables". I just loved this version on the story have watched it many times! Be over soon with my post! Much love and hugs!
Sherry

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
Love all the quotes and the pretty teacups etc. Glad there is no mouse involved as I would love to have some sticky date pudding.

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Susan said...

Oh my GOSH, Sandi. What an absolutely divine post. Sooo sooo much fun to read and see all the great photos, too. Ohhhhh, your Anne dolls. Cherisable! The big dolly takes my breath away. You are so blessed to have her and the memories of your Papa giving her enrich her to you even more. Delightful! Susan

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

What a sweet post. Your dolls are precious and dishes amazingly beautiful. I enjoyed all the quotes and seeing the home. I just love green so that was a main attraction for me.

The Tablescaper said...

I so remember reading Anne of Green Gables as a young girl. Love your post.

- The Tablescaper

Lady Linda said...

Oh Dearest Sandi...I just didn't get to join in the fun today, but had to come and look at all the fun before the day was over. What a wonderful job you did. I long to visit your lovely part of the world!! Oh, what a joy it would be. I adore Anne of Green Gables and it make me think of my daughters and how we loved watching the episode. I want to watch them all over again. Thank you so much...a great idea. One of these days I have to join your wonderful group and get with this! See ya later this week.
Much love and JOY....Linda

Trish said...

Sandi, your Anne Tea has made my day!
I love the pretty photos you took at Green Gables - what a special place.
You've really done it justice with this lovely tea full of beautiful vintage elegance and sweet roses!
Your new Buckingham cup is very lovely too.
You must have been your dad's very own 'little Anne'..his dolls are precious!
And what fun to discover you have green eyes - so do I, lol!
Thanks for linking up, my friend.
love and blessings..Trish xx

Betty Stapleton said...

Hi Sandi
What a beautiful post, I so enjoyed it, read it all twice before I went on to do what little bit I didn't have. Your teapot, cups and saucers, roses all of it is beautiful. I was also an only child and very lonely and fantasized and have green eyes, so can relate big time. The food was so delicious looking too. Thank you so much for this great idea and for sharing...

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: A perfect party from the perfect host! Thank you for the lovely time. Hugs, Martha

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

What a lovely lovely post! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it Sandi! I so enjoyed your photos of Green Gables! The lovely music takes me back to the first time I watched Anne of Green Gables on public television. I thought then, and still do, that it was the most beautiful movie I have ever watched. Right now I am (finally) reading the Anne of Green Gables series so this tea is a lovely addition. So glad you invited us all to your tea! xo Jina

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Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Oh this party is just the best idea anyone has ever had! :) thank you for sharing the love of Anne with all of blog land. This is so much fun!

Johanna said...

Hi Sandi,
your post is the pure delight. Not only the wonderful tea you have set, but you show us so many sweet pictures of the movie. I have never seen it. But when it comes the next possibility I will watch it. Thank you so much for hosting this great tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

pembrokeshire lass said...

Just such a lovely party. It's made me want to g back and read the book again! Thanks so much for a wonderful time and for hosting! Joan

Sharon Evans said...

Thanks ever so much for posting such a wonderful event. I have never seen the film and can only recall the book from my schooldays, you have inspired me to read it again as an adult this time! Thanks ever so much. Bless you

Linda said...

Summer Greetings, Sandi!
Oh, how I love your Anne Tea. I am on my way out the door to my office for the day and am now looking forward to this evening when I can 'pour' over this post. Just totally lovely!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Sandi,
What a lovely post. Oh, those teacups are just gorgeous. I love the green with pink rosebuds. I will share this with some of my friends who do not blog but are kindred spirits and very much lovers of LMM and dear Anne.
Thank you for the enchanting idea. I have enjoyed it immensely.
Fondly, Ruthie

Beth said...

Like so many I Loved the Anne of Green gables stories and watched many on PBS. I have my own Anne doll too that I got when I was in your area. I was able to visit PEI a number of years ago and enjoyed seeing all the Anne "spots." We rode over on the big car ferry... no bridge then. And it was like being transported to a new and magical place. "Anne" met us at Cape Tormentine as we were waiting to board and even rode on the ferry with us. Thanks for sharing all this to bring back my memories.
I also remember visiting the bottle house, the miniature castle and hearing a concert at Summerside. We stayed at a lovely B and B.

Brenda said...

Your tea time has brought joy to my heart today. I loved seeing the pictures of Anne at Green Gables and all your lovely tea sets. The Royal Albert was my favorite, but loved seeing all the others. And your treats were a delight! Your beautiful dolls are such a treasure.
Thank you for having me for tea. It was very enjoyable.
Hugs,
Brenda

My Little Home and Garden said...

I've been reading various Green Gables posts and thinking about how much I loved the Anne books as a girl and still do now. A cup of tea is raised in a toast to Lucy Maud Montgomery!
-Karen

Millie said...

I so wanted to join your special party today, but things in life just got in the way. All your photos are so lovely, and the LMM quotes are great. I was a great fan of Anne when growing up and even named ponds and forests on our farm for the places in the books. My favorite quote is " God is in His Heaven...all's right with the world"

Anne Payne said...

Wow, Sandi, this just brings tears to my eyes! I love Anne of Green Gables. Grew up devouring the books and daydreaming of living there :) Thank you for all the effort to put this together. It is truly an exquisite tea party!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful party dedicated to Anne! All of your teacups are gorgeous. I especially love the green Royal Albert; it's color is stunning! Your Anne dolls are lovely and so special, coming from your father. Thanks so much for sharing, Michelle

High Heeled Life said...

Sandi.... Thank you for hosting such a lovely tea party and gathering of some of BlogLand's loveliest hostesses.
Your teacups are gorgeous - especially loving the Royal Albert , Old English Rose. Your pink depression glass pitcher is a great find!

Your Anne dolls are both most lovely and what wonderful treasures from your Father. Wishing you a wonderful afternoon tea and week..xo C. (HHL)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

What an absolutely wonderful post...I read every bit of it....I loved watching Anne with my daughter and her girlfriends...but I think I should do it again, for me! Your dolls are precious and everything looks beautiful!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Sandi,
Thanks for sharing your love of Anne of Green Gables. What a splendid party! I truly enjoyed your post... teacups, Anne dolls, pudding and quotes. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Lisa

Linda J. said...

What a fabulous post! I so enjoyed having tea with you and Anne of Green Gables!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sandi,
Thanks so much for coming by and for your sweet comments.
I have so enjoyed your Anne of green gables post. Actually I have never read the book or seen the movie, but I have an English friend who has and told me a long time ago I should see the movie, that it was wonderful, so I am off to try and find it on netflix to put on my queue now that I have seen your delightful post. I know this took quite a bit of time to put together, but it was truly a delightful and winsome experience for this lady. How sweet that your dad gave you those precious dolls,
and that you get to go and see this special place. All lovely, and loved the comment towards the end,
God is in heaven, and all is right with the world........truly a good comment for the world we live in today!!
Thanks for the delightful tour...
will have to come back later and visit your other friends who did posts as well. What a creative and fun idea that was too!
Blessings, Nellie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sandi,
What a beautiful post! Filled with so much eye candy and info!!

I have to admit that I never read or saw any of the movies on Anne of Green Gables!
I know...I am quite embarrassed by it!
I will be looking for the movies on TV and for books at yard sales and flea markets....
I am hanging my head in shame...

Hugs,
Deb

Terri said...

Ah Sandi, your Anne post is so totally delightful! I love the Anne series and read it many years ago. Her room you show in the picture looks just like I imagined it when I read the stories! Your tea setting is very dear. I am sure Anne would have loved every bit of it, especially your Christmas pudding : )
Me too!
I would have loved to join in. I just was not able to.
I am glad you are hosting this wonderful event.
Hugs,
Terri

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Sandi,
What a wonderful post about Anne. I enjoyed it so much and also learned so much about her. Everyones post was so great, I hope you do this every year! Hopefully one of these years I'll be able to visit your beautiful area. Have a great rest of the week and thank you so much for the lovely party!
Nancy

Ivy and Elephants said...

I loved Anne, thanks so much for celebrating her in such a fun way.
Taking us on a tour of the house and surrounding grounds was a treat as was the sumptuous luncheon. (Still licking my fingers!)
Lovely post.
Hugs,
Patti

Ann said...

Sweet post, Sandi! I would LOVE to visit Green Gables some day! The movie series is a favorite of mine!!

Blessings, Ann @ Cairn Cottage
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Sandi~
Oh my...SO lovely. Thanks for hosting. I adore Anne...Anne with an 'e'. Your teacups are gorgeous. What a pretty rose teapot, too! You have my stomach grumbling with that fabulous menu. I really hope to visit PEI someday!
hugs
shawn

Siret said...

Just wonderful!
Thanks for this lovely "Anne & teatime & Green Gables"-dreams!

Blessings, Siret

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely wonderful Anne of Green Gables post, Sandi!

Marta said...

Lovely and adorable post. Thank you Sandi for sharing such beauty with us.
Besos desde EspaƱa,
Marta

Barb said...

Hi Sandi,
Beautiful post!
Delightful tea party!
I love your Anne dolls, especially the sand filled one.
I saw an Anne movie many years ago...it was in black and white and the actress who played Anne changed her name to Anne Shirley. This version has a special charm for me.
Have a great week
Barb from Australia

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Absolutely loved this post...and something I know..is....you Sandie...are a beautiful kindred spirit. Loved reading your thoughts and seeing the pics you posted. Wishing you a beautiful day out there....hugs to you.

Jessica said...

So beautiful! You live on PEI? I am so envious! It has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to visit there. I am 32 and it hasn't happened yet, but I haven't given up hope. ;-)
Loved this post! I am a huge fan of anything "Anne" and LMM.

HeatherMavis said...

Oh oh oh ! Heart leaps ! You have a new kindred spirit!

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh and Oh and Oh! I have looked so forward to your Anne post, Sandi! So sorry I missed it last week - but I did post it this week!

I am finally getting a chance to really visit and joy in all things Anne with our tea ladies. Thank you so much for hosting and for such a grand tour of Green Gables. I so want to go there someday - not on the horizon, though.

All your teacups would send Anne into a positive swoon! And, that pudding!! To die for - and our Anne would so approve going onto Glory IN glory!

Joy!
Kathy

Merry said...

What a beautiful blog, and such a lovely idea to have an online tea party! :) I love Anne of Green Gables, and I was so excited to see that you posted this as your Tuesday's Tea Party! ^_^ I have not read much of your blog, but I love it already!

Mrs Sarah Coller said...

This is beautiful...I really loved it! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Sandi! Oh!I just loved this post! How exciting to be able to go to Green Gables, the haunted wood, etc., anytime you want. I would love that!
How is it that you came to live on the island? I liked your mouse comment with the date pudding, how cute! Thanks for such a great post!
Gina

Michelle Ridgway said...

I have just recently become a follower and imagine my delight to discover your love of all things Anne and your tea party was a real treat. I have also been a fan of Anne since childhood and shared it with my daughter. I dream of getting to visit PEI one day and seeing where L.M. Montgomery walked and was inspired. I live so far across the sea but I still hold the dream. Your Anne dolls are so sweet and your teacups gorgeous. Thank you so much for such a joy filled visit.
Michelle xx

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