Today I'm romancing memories of my summer trip to beautiful Prince Edward Island on the eastern coast of Canada.
My son, Garrett and daughter -in-law,Clea were visiting from Australia . Her childhood dream has always been, to visit the Anne of Green Gables house in P.E.I. Clea had read ALL the Lucy Maud Montgomery's books and she was determined to visit the " land of shining water... and maybe even open the blue chest.... Goodness, I had read the now, famous Anne series over twenty years ago ... and was also inspired and excited to experience the magic of the Island.
We embarked on our five hour journey on a perfect sunlit day and emerged as weary travellers needing a stretch and a good cup of tea......
Prince Edward Island seemed to hum with the pace of a slow moving clock, that ticked and tocked twenty to thirty years back in time.... and funnily enough all the local people seemed to be tea tottlers because the shops were filled with tea cups and teapots and wonderful Island teas...
I, of course, had to buy a souvenir ..... Wouldn't you?.... Now, some people might argue, that I needed another cup and saucer like a hole in the head... but that 's just some people !!!! Normally, I choose antique, traditional styled items... but today, I was feeling perky and keen. It must have been island fever( ha Ha), because I bought this, very, Art Deco teapot, cup and saucer set and I LOVE IT !!!
It's definately a girlie- type cup and saucer, beautifully decorated with the romanic artwork of Gustav Klimt.
And of course the matching teapot just beams with the anticipated magic of brewing an aromatic cup of tea. I shall choose jasmine tea !!!! What type of tea would you choose??
I think my favorite part of the set is the elegant teapot lid with its circular sweetheart posies and of course the pinks and purples warm my heart too. What are your favorite colors?
Oh..I just have to show you the other side of this dreamy cup, which by the way, is called " Desire ". Don't you just want to sip a soothing spot of tea from it !!!
The saucer is larger and flatter than most traditional saucers , but would definately accommodate maybe two NewYork slices instead of one...So that a yummy positive.
If I was to recommend tea cups and teapot china to new-up and coming tea lovers...the Dunoon China would be my choice.The china is light and fine, yet sturdy enough to endure the heat of the brew for years and years.. I've never had any of my Dunoon cups and mugs crack or break and I put them in the microwave and dishwasher, on a regular basis.. Goodness, if I were superstitious, I should touch wood, just in case( Hee Hee) one does break now ( Gulp).
But, it's not as if I don't have any other cups in the house...one day I shall count them. I just wonder if I can count that high( Ha ha) How many cups and saucers do you have? I promise I won't tell anyone ladies , especially your husbands !!!
Thank you for your kind visits... I'm off to make a relaxing cup of tea and to read some of your wonderful Teacup Tuesday blogs...CHEERIO