Tea with Anne ~ at “The White Sands Hotel”

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Welcome back to our Sunday ” Tea with Anne”. During today’s tea let’s take a visit to the real “White Sands Hotel” ~ Dalvay By The Sea! But first to help get us in the “kindred Spirit” mood let us watch and listen to ~ Anne reciting “The Highwayman” at “The White Sands Hotel” as in the Anne of Green Gables movie by Sullivan entertainment.

Here is the sections Anne recited:

      The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.
      The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
      The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
      And the highwayman came riding–
       Riding–riding–
      The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

“One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I’m after a prize tonight,
But I shall [return] with the yellow gold before the morning light;
Yet, if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,
Then look for me by moonlight,
Watch for me by moonlight,
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.”

Back, he spurred like a madman, shouting a curse to the sky,
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high.
Blood-red were his spurs in the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat;
When they shot him down on the highway.
Down like a dog on the highway,
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Looks like a nice cozy spot for a cup of Tea. 

As Tasha Tudor would say  “If you took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening, listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush. you might enjoy life more. Joy is there for the taking.”

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Amelia Evans Recitation at the White Sand concert: The Wreak of the Hesperus ~
Ho! ho! the breakers roared
At daybreak, on the bleak sea-beach,
A fisherman stood aghast,
To see the form of a maiden fair,
Lashed close to a drifting mast.
The salt sea was frozen on her breast,
The salt tears in her eyes;
And he saw her hair, like the brown sea-weed
On the billows fall and rise.
Such was the wreck of the Hesperus,
In the midnight and the snow!
[God] save us all from a death like this,
On the reef of Norman’s Woe!
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lines 76-78

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Can you see Anne up there on the top of the red cliff …….working on her novel….

Where is sleep?” “Over the mountains of the moon. Down the valley of the shadow. Beneath the waves of the deep gulf stream,” replied the handsome duke in dark languid tones… In dark languid tones…… In dark foreboding, foreboding tones.
He fervently stroked her alabaster brow. She fell under his cloak of darkness.

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….just someone hopping by!

 

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The name of the hotel used to portray Avonlea’s famed White Sands Hotel is actually Dalvay By-The-Sea and it lies approximately 25 minutes North East of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Dalvay’s first appearance as The White Sands came in Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel when the wind sends the pages of Anne Shirley’s novel blowing across the sand. As the sheets of paper flutter into the air, a beautiful seaside hotel can be seen in the distance. From that moment on The White Sands Hotel and Dalvay by the Sea became one and the same.
After Anne: The sequel, Dalvay by the Sea once again became The White Sands Hotel on Sullivan’s Road to Avonlea. Over the course of seven seasons, The White Sands appeared in so many episodes it became almost a character unto itself. Countless memorable scenes including both the regular cast and guest stars alike took place in the White Sands Dining Room, Kitchen, corridors and rooms.

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The Historically Speaking……

The house was originally built in 1895 by Alexander MacDonald, who was a successful businessman and former president of Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. Having left his native home of Scotland to seek his fortune, MacDonald traveled a great deal for business before eventually marrying his wife Laura Palmer in 1862. After losing their first born and only son, the pair decided to take a long extended vacation and decided to visit Prince Edward Island. They brought their young daughter Laura with them.
MacDonald became enraptured by the Island, and quickly decided to purchase 120 acres of land on the north shore. Building began in 1895 and was complete four years later. He decided to name the property “Dalvay By-The-Sea” after his boyhood home in Scotland. The family spent summers in their childhood home, spending upwards of $10,000 a year on operation fees (butlers, servant, housemaids, cooks, caretakers,etc.).
During his last visit in 1909, Alexander was not well. When he had to leave at the end of summer and return for business to America, he requested that the horses stop for a moment. He stood alone for a while quietly gazing at his beloved house. He said quietly, “Good-bye Dalvay.” Several months later, he died in 1910 in Long Beach, California and never was able to return. The family turned over the rights of the property to PEI Parks Canada in the 1950s, and since it has become a historic property operated now under DP Murphy Hotels & Resorts.

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The MacDonald Family

The MacDonald Family

I do hope you have enjoyed our visit to ” The White Sands Hotel” as much as I have. Thank you for joining me and please do stop by for our next Tea with Anne on Prince Edward Island. Have a wonderful day or evening!!

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A Wild Rose ~ Tea with Anne ~

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“After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith.” ~ Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables

 

 

I wish I were rich, and I could spend the whole summer at a hotel, eating ice cream and chicken salad. ~ Diana Barry to Anne Shirley

Do you hear them calling you in ~ for a heavenly ~ sniff?

 

 

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I think the lovely Wild Roses on Prince Edward Island have such a lovely aroma. As you walk near a rose-bush the romantic aroma draws you closer and closer until you have a your nose embed in one ~ you just can not resist!! And adding to their romantic beauty ~  is that you find these lovely rose bushes growing by the sea!!

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“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 wish I were rich, and I could spend the whole summer at a hotel, eating ice cream and chicken salad. ~ Diana Barry to Anne Shirley Rosehips Tea Honey Marmadlade

Not only are roses lovely to look at ~ have such a heavenly scent ~ they also hold many health benefits . Do every have delicious tasting you use tea that contain some rosehips? I do I love the romantic red color they add to the tea! I It lends a lovely shade of pinkish red when infused in some honey ~ to add to your Tea or a little rose hip marmalade, for your Tea Time scones. Have you ever made your own rose-water from the beautiful petals of the wild rose? You can use the water in baking or in your home-made cosmetics.

Rosehips

I wish I were rich, and I could spend the whole summer at a hotel, eating ice cream and chicken salad. ~ Diana Barry to Anne Shirley Light house on PEI

I like to call this lighthouse ~ The Wild Rose Lighthouse ~ although I have seen many wild rose-bushes and lighthouse on P.E.I. 😉  I hope your having a Lovely Day!

Forever Christmas ~ in July….

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Merry Christmas – in July. Have you started your working on your handmade Christmas gifts?

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What better way to give a portion of thyself than in a well thought out meaningful and useful gift. And now is the perfect time to start making a list of the love ones and friends you would like to delight with a lovely handmade gift.

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Like Tasha , I also work on my gift’s throughout the year! so I’m not quite so rushed as Christmas approaches.

Then we are not quite so rushed as Christmas approaches.

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A little added touch to round out the theme of a gift is to include something purchased. Maybe a bar of soap, some hand lotion or for the kitchen maybe a wooden utensil.

I do however like to add some finishing touches,  when I’m making the finial decision of who ~ gets ~ what, it adds to the festive Christmas feel. Here is a picture of some of the types of cloths I hand knit  with the addition of some purchased, specialty bars of soap.  You could always make your own soap, have you ever made soap? I have not ~ yet!!

The many color and designs of my Hand knit face and dish cloths. There are many cotton yarns available out there some are very good and hold up well, and there are some "I do not love"

The many color and designs of my Hand knit  cloths.

There are many cotton yarns available out there, some are very good and hold up well. It is nice to keep some hand-knit cloths on hand for when you need an unexpected gift ~ such as guest bath set, they also make really nice gift set when paired with a wooden spoon, spatulas, candles or lovely decorative soaps.

Hand knitted cloths tutorials

My lovely clothes have many more uses than just face and dish cloths. 

Hand – knit cloths also make good candle mats, coaster, napkins, pot holders and hot pads. All you need to do to change the size of your cloth and it’s thickness by simply changing the size of your needles and the number of stitches you cast on.

 Tutorial for Basic hand knit dish cloth, pot holder, candle mat, napkin

Here is a rather basic  but pretty cloth.

You can also get differing effects depending on the color of yarn you use especially with the variegated yarns, like the ones pictured above.

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Tasha Tudor style Cottage Shawls, such as my “Kindred Spirit” Vermont wool and Mohair and “Cottage Elegance”  cotton shawls also make lovely gifts !!

I do believe the best gifts are handmade gifts and a gift  that a person will actually use. I have gifted my hand-knit cloths and shawls to many throughout the years and to see them in use in their homes for many years to come!!

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A Schoolhouse Love Story …..

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For Today Tea Time with Anne, we will visit the Lower Bedeque School, where Lucy Maud Montgomery taught. The schoolhouse has a nice, kinda of romantic past. The schoolhouse was very dilapidated, when the community decided to restore it ~ what an under taking, but I’m so glade they did it. There are many replicas in the schoolhouse a long with a couple of dresses donated from the musical productions of ~ Anne and Gilbert. So pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy the schoolhouse. I’ll share the love story / affair at the end.

Restoration of the school house…

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Pictures of the Schoolhouse restorations.

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The beautiful shores around lovely Bedeuque

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Prince Edward Island boast many beautiful lighthouse!

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The train station where a red-headed orphan, awaited Matthews arrival

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The Love Story ~ Affair, as shared with us on our visit to the Museum. While teaching at the Schoolhouse, Lucy Maud Montgomery~( Author of the Anne of Green Gables Books), boarded with a neighboring family, which was the custom long ago. While boarding there ~ Lucy fell in love with the family’s son, but he was a farmer and her maternal grandmother did not think he was good enough for Maud (as they called her) ~ so Maud ended the relationship!! I do believe she later regretted this!

“Gods in His Heaven all’s right with the world ” Anne Shirley

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Dear Old World…..

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Welcome back, to our Anne of Green Gables Tea Time tour of P.E.I. Please do  pour yourself a cup of tea and join me, as we take a stroll down Lover’s Lane.

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‘Dear old world….

‘Dear old world….
You are very lovely,
And I am glad to be
ALIVE in you!”
~ Anne of Green Gables

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A stroll down lovers lane…

 

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What a Splendid Day!!
~ Anne of Green Gables

 

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“Isn’t it good just to be alive on a day like this”
~ Anne of Green Gables

 

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Lover’s Lane P.E.I. 

“Going around by the main road would have been so unromantic; but to go by Lover’s Lane and Willowmere and Violet Vale and the Birch Path was romantic, if ever anything was.” ~ Anne of Green Gables – LMM

 

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” Maples are such sociable trees,” said Anne; “they’re always rustling and whispering to you”
~ Anne of Green Gables

I agree with Anne, I love listening to the rustling whisper of the trees!

 

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But the Birch Path is one of the prettiest places in the world, Marilla.”
It was……

But the Birch Path is one of the prettiest places in the world, Marilla.”
It was. Other people besides Anne thought so when they stumbled on it. It was a little narrow, twisting path, winding down over a long hill straight through Mr. Bell’s woods, where the light came down sifted through so many emerald screens that it was as flawless as the heart of a diamond. It was fringed in all its length with slim young birches, white stemmed and lissom boughed; ferns and starflowers and wild lilies-of-the-valley and scarlet tufts of pigeonberries grew thickly along it; and always there was a delightful spiciness in the air and music of bird calls and the murmur and laugh of wood winds in the trees overhead. Now and then you might see a rabbit skipping across the road if you were quiet–which, with Anne and Diana, happened about once in a blue moon. Down in the valley the path came out to the main road and then it was just up the spruce hill to the school.

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“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

 

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll through Lover’s Lane. Please do stop by and join me for our next Tea Time with Anne on Prince Edward Island.

Happy Independence Day!!

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~ From the lovely book “A Time to Keep” by Tasha Tudor.

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O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
~The Star – Spangled Banner

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When our land is illumined with liberty’s smile,
If a foe from within strikes a blow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that tries to defile
The flag of the stars, and the page of her story!
By the millions unchained,
Who their birthright have gained
We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
While the land of the free is the home of the brave.
~ Additional Fifth Stanza to the song -1861

 

 

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Bridget reminds me a little of Betty Ross!

I hope you have had a very delightful Fourth of July!!