Monday, August 19, 2013

Anne of Green Gables Tea


Welcome "Kindred Spirits"

"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.
It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in
the world."
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Today Sandi at "Rose Chintz Cottage" is having a special
Anne of Green Gables Tea.

Anne of Green Gables (1908) is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

The teacup I would like to share today is a Foley Made in England.  The markings on the back are V1909.

It reminds me of some of the flowers growing in Green Gables.

This dainty teacup has a mint green handle and mint green trim on the inner cup. 

Some of the flower pattern resembles:

The Bluebells of Avonlea,

The Crimson Peony,
The Marsh Marigold,
And the Blue Alyssum....

 This vintage teacup is so much like a garden of colourful wild flowers.

I was searching for a vintage version of the book and was unable to find an affordable one; but ....

I did find this dear porcelain doll that I thought somewhat resembled Anne of Green Gables.  She was $3.99 at Goodwill.  I braided her hair and added ribbons and an apron and placed her in the cottage garden. 

 Like Anne, her hair is red and her eyes are grey-green.

Her dress is green with lace ruffles.

I made her hat from a little wicker basket that I found for 50 cents.


The Internet Value of the original novel ~ $25,000.00!!!
(just in case you want to get one) hee hee!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to visit Prince Edward Island; the home of
 Lucy Maud Montgomery?
Thank you  Kindred Spirits for visiting today!
Take care,

Today I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for:


Hope to see you there!


  1. Your teacup is pretty with all the flowers on it and the doll sure looks like Anne. Wow, the original novel is a real treasure.
    I hope you do get to visit PEI one day, it's every bit as lovely as portrayed in the book and by Sandi.

  2. The teacup is so sweet, and you did a great job with the doll!

  3. Hi Karen,
    Your little Anne doll is really sweet and you did a wonderful job of dressing her up. Your teacup is lovely with all the flowers adorning it. It does indeed remind me of the gardens at Green Gables. I could have included a picture of the gardens but I had to edit quite a few as it was because my post was getting too long. So happy to have you join me this week and thank you for sharing your Anne tea with us.


  4. Hi Karen: Love the colors of that tea cup. Perfect for you post today. You did a wonderful job on your Anne doll. Love the hair. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  5. Pretty pictures, cute little doll! Love pictures with the dolls in the garden)))