Some wee little things in Grandma's Afternoons

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On The Road RV Living

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We have hit the road and headed for New Brunswick in the 
RV
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We will be living, eating and sleeping on the road
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searching for interesting things to explore
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We hope to be back by Halloween
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See you soon.
Cindy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

HOME

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 Table setting. 
My home this week has been in preparations for a dinner party of 18 tonight.

1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

The Tea Room is hosting a get-together for a group who want to practice their French skills and have an evening meal.  I'll be bringing  the French Gardener (Jardinier Fran├žais) in from outdoors and putting him in a suit and a bowler hat. I'll need him to scrub the dirt from under his nails so he can be presentable as well as entertaining.
extra_teacupstea cups
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bread4 loafs of brown, 4 loafs of white bread
Butternut Squash Soup
Stuffed Pork Loin
Mashed Potatoes with Red Pepper Sauce
Roasted Vegetables
For Dessert
Peach Cobbler
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hatsand hats.
One can never be lonely when they have hats and tea cups.
I’m linking into a Home party where Sandi is hosting a special all about home party to remind us of sharing, love, friendships and special things around our home.
God Bless,
Cindy

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Decorating

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This Aunt Jemima brown bottle used to hold syrup at one time. Now it holds air and quiet a bit of memory based around Southern Hospitality, Mammy, Hoe Cakes, Quaker Oats and Paula Deen (back in the news)  The story and history is very interesting around Aunt Jemima in the advertisement sector, however I'm not impressed with the amount of advertisement that Paula Deen has been getting. I have to wonder if her name was Paul Deen would she be pulled through this much mud.
Back to Fall Tablescapes 
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Today for tea I'm enjoying Orange Spice loose tea, and Holland Windmill Cookies that a friend dropped off for me this week.  Orange Spice has been the favourite tea this week in Grandma's Tea Room with a couple of guests.  
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This little spice jar was once my mother's and at this time of year I put my orange spice tea in it at the table and enjoy a cup with memories.
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This tea cup has a history, and a chip, I is now used as a candy dish
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Don't you just love the soft light that a candle gives off most of the time. I remember as a kid we went to bed with flashlights and we would scar the pants off each other making faces over the light of a flash light.  This photo brings that memory back as the candle highlights the pumpkin faces. 

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I made this barrette with little seed beads on a loom, the colours match perfectly.

We have ornamental grass in the back yard that is 12 feet high and I cut down some and added it to Pom-pass Grass to decorate the front door way.  In the Green House I have scarecrow that needs to come and stand by the door to finish my door decoration.

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Have you started to decorate around the house?  This has got to be my most favourite time of year.  This week I'm going to try and get out for a drive with my camera and bring you back some driveway decorating that I've found.
I looked for an appropriate quote, suggestion or poem and just couldn't find one for the mix at this time of year.  However I did find this statement and it brought a smile to my pumpkin.
I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.  ~Author Unknown

I'll be joining Sandi as she hosts HOME, a party where recipes, crafts, decor, family and fun come together. I made her Cottage Apple Cake and Sauce and it turned out amazing.  My son-in-law is not a fan or cooked apples so I made this recipe with peaches for him yesterday as Mondays are my day to cook for the busy farmers.  I also made a savory stew and cheesy scalloped potatoes.
Today is all mine! Looks like it might be a day for scrapbooking.
Have a wonderful day, 
Cindy

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mini Fairy Gardens

Tourism has quieted down and it seems our little Island has returned to normal.  It isn't as fun playing license plate games when most of the plates in the parking lots are PEI plates.  However, this gives me time away from the Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room and I get to enjoy a little down time.

There was one big job that had to get out of the way first and that was the deadline for the book listing in the Prince Edward Island, Tourism Visitor's Guide for the 2014 season.  My French Gardener was eager to proof read the listing and in a hurry to point out that I shouldn't use the word magical when talking about the garden because "there isn't much magical about the garden."  I laughed and said I'd get right at it.

The gardens will be a magical little space to explore with a number of these mini fairy gardens.


A little magic, joy and not to mention a spot for the Fairies to come and visit.


The sand tells a story, perhaps a fairy has been by or was it my grandchildren moving the furniture?


The Fairy Park was completed after the swing arrived. 


The French Gardener believes I'm trying to attract tourists to the gardens and tea room next year but I am really trying to attract Fairies as I've read they are good luck. Either way, I think I've returned to my childhood, playing and imagining with these little mini gardens.  I had to laugh, I headed out to the garden with a spray bottle telling the French Gardener I had it covered, I'd water the mini gardens for him.

This week I've added a little magic.
Enjoy! 
Cindy