Monday, July 9, 2012

A Tea for Anne



Please join me as we celebrate
 with a simple and timeless tea honouring
Lucy Maud Montgomery and her delightful book
  "Anne of Green Gables."



            

It was definately one of my very favorite books when I was a girl.

My Mom gave me this copy for Christmas of 1975.

I have treasured it for many years.

I bawled my eyes out when I took this pic of her inscription inside.






Lucy M. Montgomery loved her parents, too!
She dedicated this book to them.
(This is on the inside of my book.)




A bit of embroidery & lace on linens and colourful
 hand painted china
makes for a very pretty little tea party.






Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot.
And there never seems to be any end to them-- that's the best of it.
Just as soon as you attain to one ambition
 you see another one glittering higher up still.
It does make life so interesting.”

~Anne Shirley /Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery






And please, do enjoy some freshly baked zucchini bread.





The zucchini used was picked out of our vegetable garden
earlier this morning!















Would you care for a lump or two of sugar in your tea?






One of my porcelain dolls has joined us for the party,
making things sweeter just sharing tea with us!






She's come to the party in her Sunday best!





 
 

She has the prettiest blue eyes &
wears the sweetest lace bonnet and tiny soft leather shoes!























I am so glad you could join me for tea today!

Thank you so much for visit!






 
Don't forget to visit all the rest of the wonderful tea parties
 at Sandi's special  party for Tea Time Tuesday
at Rose Chintz Cottage blog!


  

Also Linking:

Let's Dish

Time Travel Thursday

Tablescape Thursday















34 comments:

  1. Z bread!!!! YUM!!!! Love your doll and the pretty, bold, colorful teacup! Wonderful Anne of Green Gables party! Happy Tea Day!

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  2. Michele, I am loving your post!!! The tea cup is so pretty. I love your story about how you got the book and about your parents. Very sweet!

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  3. Hello Michele
    Thanks for sharing the inscription in your book, even if it did make you teary eyed. The zucchini bread looks delicious and your porcelain doll is pretty.
    Always nice to join you for tea.
    Judith

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  4. What a lovely post and you commented that the book is the same and I see that. This book has an inscription inside Says, Happy Easter from Mimi l973 (it was a used book) A l970 edition. I love your post and that sweet cup and saucer and doll!

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  5. I discovered the Anne books at the library. The children's section was in the basement and I was bored. So I snuck up the winding backstairs to the main part of the library and hid in the tall stacks of the young adult/adult section, away from the eyes of the stern librarian who had shushed me out of there before. Certainly with the Anne books, there was nothing in them "forbidden" but the old librarian was very territorial! Anyway, I was enraptured and, to this day, I dream of some future time when I can visit Prince Edward Island. I always remember from that long-ago library "find" in 1965, when I finished the one book with an ending quote from Anne (poet's name escapes me), "God's in his Heaven; all's right with the world." I've repeated it throughout my life. Good books are indeed heaven-sent.

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  6. Hello Michelle, This is so very lovely! I love that your parents gifted this book to you and now it is a wonderful treasure and reminder of their love! We love zucchini bread here! I haven't made any yet this summer - it is high time! I have thoroughly enjoyed your post and appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  7. Hi Michele,
    What a delightful tea, my friend! The book is a real treasure and I'm glad you have shared it with us. Love your bright and cheery teacup! The Zucchini bread looks so good! My mother used to make it every summer. I love your doll. She's certainly dressed for a tea party. Thank you for participating in my progressive tea. Many hands make light work as they say. Hope you are having a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. What a lovely tea. My daughter loves Anne of Green Gables. It is such a very sweet endearing story.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your cup & saucer....everything is lovely...picture perfect!

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  10. I have always loved the stories. And zucchini bread too! A great post honoring a great part of literature!
    Ruth

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  11. You know what? I have never read the books!! I need to, don't I? I wish I was there to share your tea and zucchini bread with you, Michele! That was sooo sweet of your Mom to give you the book, with the inscription...love that. xox

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing... you bought back the most lovely memories of reading Anne of Green Gables. One of my favourites as a young girl too!
    Wishing you a lovely week x Kerry

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  13. I think that book is as a treasure for you...Meeting you has been a pleasure
    Hugs

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  14. Oh how I love that book and I love your tea cup as well! Thanks for reminding me, I'll have to look for my copy and read it again :)

    Have a happy week!

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  15. Thank you for sharing. I am reading the book now and am really enjoying it. I love your hand painted teacup and the Zucchini bread looks delicious.
    ~Clara

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  16. You know, my relatives came to P.E.I. from Wales and Scotland so these books hold a special place in my heart! My girls both read them too. A few years ago I bought the whole set of the DVD series (it was pretty good) for one of my daughters! A nice tea is perfect!

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  17. What a pretty tea! Would you believe I've never read Anne of Green Gables? Looks like I need a trip to Barnes & Noble!
    Your zucchini bread looks yummy, I love zucchini bread. Also, I wanted to say, what a treasure to have your childhood book still and how special to have your Mom's inscription. I love that.

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  18. Oh, everything is so pretty. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Delightsome Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. Michele, this is a lovely post celebrating one of my favorite books. I enjoyed Anne of Green Gables when I was a young teen. The zucchini bread looks moist and delicious and I am sure it would be even better with a nice cup of tea from that beautiful cup. Do you collect porcelain dolls? Seeing your cute doll reminds me that I should show my collection sometime. Michele, it is obvious from the way you speak of your mother that you were very close to her and miss her very much. I am glad for you that you have such wonderful memories of her and I know her love is with you always. To have her handwriting in the book you enjoy so much must be comforting each time you look at it. I enjoy coming to your blog because I know there will always be something lovely, interesting or inspirational. -------
    Shannon

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  20. Hi Michele: What a lovely post! Love seeing your porcelain doll too. Thank you for your sweet note. You can come by and visit any time. If you are ever in my area, just email me. I am sure we could have a very good time together. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

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  21. Hi Michele
    Loved your doll and the zucchini loaf is delicious. So is the teapot and the tea cup and saucer. Thank you for sharing...

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  22. Michele, What a beautiful setting with tea and the book, Anne of Green Gables. It brings back wonderful memories. Tea sounds charming and the zucchini bread looks delicious. Would love to join you and your porcelain doll for an afternoon tea. Have a wonderful week!

    Jody

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  23. Well I'm on my way. You didn't mention the time so I'll stay awhile :)
    I love Anne of Green Gables, your beautiful doll and your linens and tea set are charming. I wanted to have a piece of that yummy zuchinni bread right off the page. And Michele I want to thank you for your sweet comments on my fire post. It was SO scary at the time.

    Big Hugs,

    Nann

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  24. Hi Michele,
    thanks for sharing your treasured Anne of Green Gables book with us and the inscription. What a beautiful keepsake. I love fresh zucchini bread and your teacup is delightful. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  25. Oh Michele, I loved the china you chose for this tea with Anne. The teapot is my favourite, it's a superb china piece, looking antique.
    And I also thank you for sharing such a special gift from your mother, the Anne of Green Gables book, with that old look I specially like.
    Have a nice week!

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  26. I missed your post for this tea so I'm glad you left a comment on my post. I love your beautiful hand painted cup and saucer. It is very pretty. Your zuchinni bread looks delicious. I hope my neighbour planted some this year. :) He always tells me to help myself and I make him a bread. Have a lovely day! Pamela

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  27. Would you believe I've never read the book? But, I've seen the movie on TV a couple of times and love it. Such a beautiful teacup! That's what I love about collecting pretty teacups - taking the time to enjoy the lovely details. Hope you're having a good week!
    Cindy

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  28. Michele, your tea for Anne is so sweet. That book was a favorite of my childhood library. It's special that you still have your copy of the book from your parents.

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  29. Your photos are beautiful. You have managed to take a pretty tea cup, pare it with a book or doily and make it look so lovely!!

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  30. Very sweet tea in honor of Anne. I have never read the books. I guess my nose was stuck in a Nancy Drew book instead! Thanks for sharing your lovely tribute1

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  31. What a sweet post. I think we all love Anne. I'm loving that tea-cup, too and my mom always made wonderful zucchini bread. yum! Deb

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  32. What a lovely post...the teacup and saucer are really pretty.

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  33. Lovely tea! Doll is so pretty!

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  34. Wonderful tea, delightful guest, I wish I could reach out and take a piece of the yummy zucchini bread... And I found out more about the china, too.

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