Welcome friends for tea this week. Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage is hosting a progressive tea party this week to celebrate the fictional Anne of Green Gables and I've offered to serve the scones.
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I've only been to Prince Edward Island once, one of our S-I-L's is from Tignish at the north end of the island. We visited for his sister's wedding and to meet the family. The people from this province are so friendly and think nothing of dropping by unannounced to a neighbour's for tea. Hmm, here in Ontario, we phone ahead...
Of course we had to visit Avonlea, the village of Anne of Green Gables and I was quite taken with the kitchen garden that had herbs and vegetables dating from the period when the book took place.
The fields of lupins were awesome to see and the red soil..., dark red clay so different from our brown clay at home. Being a horticulturist with an interest in geology, this gal didn't bring home an Anne doll, or even a tea shirt! Nope, I brought home red stones and rocks for my garden.
Speaking of tea, I better bring out the scones for everyone.
There's a pot of red seedless raspberry jam to slather on your scone. (A little story here about the jam: our teenage granddaughter staying with us for a few weeks couldn't believe I'd spoon jam into a crystal jam pot for a pretend tea, then spoon it back into the jar and wash the pot) Does anyone even see the jam pot?
A small bouquet from the garden is made from brunnera 'Jack Frost' leaves and a spire of white astilbe flowers.
If you look closely, you can just barely see the jam pot behind the scones.
It really is fun to gather each week for (pretend) tea with women from Canada, the US and afar. I'm thankful Sandi has brought us all together for bloggers are friendly like the people of PEI and are a sharing, caring group of people.
Other ladies I'm linking with and am thankful to know through their blogs:
Kathy at A Delightsome Life
Bernideen at her Tea Time Blog
Ruth at Antiques and Teacups