Monday, September 1, 2014

Traveling through New Brunswick

This is not really a "tea party" today.  More a report on the tea things I have seen recently.

This years traveling to New Brunswick and Maine allowed me to find many neat tea things.  So for last week, this week and the next few weeks I will share some with you.   As we travel around, I  am  always on the lookout for tea cups and tea things and other things that might interest you.

While in New Brunswick, we visited a favorite little shop.   My husband's family is from Saint John and some of the little towns along the Saint John River and the Belle Isle River.  While driving on the River Road along the Saint John River in a little place called Central Greenwich we always try to stop at a fairly new gift and antique shop that is located in the old Women's Institute Building.  The WI may still be upstairs I don't know but downstairs is the shop.  It is called Hidden Gems!

       I should add, right here, that one of the places I learned to quilt,  with our cousin Laura, is at that   Women's Institute.  Many Many Many years ago.  Now it houses this special little shop in the lower part of the building.
You can buy cinnamon buns, jellies and other such food.  Also soap, antiques, knitted goods and antiques.  I am going to show you some of what I found and it includes a number of tea related items.
Outside the shop you can see the many "upcycled items" they have for sale.  The owner likes to make art using rusty barbed wire and here is one example... And he used old furniture for other purposes..
 I took the rest of these pictures of items outside the shop because the using of so many "old" items   was inspiring, I thought.

Inside the shop there are a variety of things for sale including handmade soap shown here on a very vintage stove...........

And..............  to the real point of this post.................... lots of tea things......................

 The New Brunswick Tea Company has this interesting display....  And I will show close ups of some of the items.
This was a  little cup and saucer set I saw from The Bell China Company.  I had never heard of them but thought the set was pretty.

 And here is a teapot from Japan made by the Robinson Design Group....  Never heard of them either but doesn't it look like Old Country Roses from Royal Albert!!!

 And I loved them lovely sugar, cream and tray set from Hammersley.  I do love violets!

And here is a random showing of some of the other items.  

It is almost too bad they don't make this into a little teashop.  It would be a lovely setting. But I suppose that would be too much to ask.

And here is one last picture.  They have a stream going back the back of the building and it very soothing to stand by it and listen to the running water!

We did enjoy our visit.... and look forward to going back again next year!

  Thanks for joining me  today and I hope you will visit the other Tea Time blogs as well.

I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties.

During the summer months some of these may be on vacation. But check to be sure.

Hope you will visit them too.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I always like to visit a place that reuses old antiques in imaginative ways.
The tea wares you saw were delightful - I would have been tempted with the violets.

Millie said...

That looks like a very interesting shop. I especially like the Hamersley cream and sugar set.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I always enjoy going back 'home' to New Brunswick. My area to visit is Moncton, Riverview, and Shediac. That shop you visited has so many delightful things to look at. The Bell Co. teacup was very pretty! Thank you for sharing and joining me for Tea Time. Happy Labour Day and have a lovely first week of September, Beth.


Deborah Montgomery said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. I've been to Maine several times, but never New Brunswick. what a nice tea shop you found. I can spend hours in places like that. Very pretty china.

Ruth Weston said...

Looks like you had a wonderful ramble! I love the Bell china teacup. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a wonderful shop. Lovely tea things and upcycled things too! xx

kitty said...

What a fun trip, Beth. I so enjoyed touring along with you and seeing all the treasures along the way.

Bernideen said...

especially love the cup and saucer with the daffodils. I think I would have bought that one! Lovely!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks like you had a great trip and got to see lots of pretty things!! Love all the Tea Items that you showcased in this post!!

Thanks so such for your visit and kind words!!


Snap said...

What fun you had! I love seeing all the places you've been and the wonderful things that you see! Happy Tea Day!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love that tea cup. I have never seen one like it before. What a fun trip you had. Thanks for sharing and happy September. Hugs, Martha

Mom Wald said...

What a lovely selection they had. Thank you for sharing with us!

Carrie said...

What a great little shop! I really liked that pretty cup and saucer. I think I've seen something similar before with red instead of blue. I hope you have a great week!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a wonderful trip! Someday I hope to visit New Brunswick and the surrounding area. I have the teapot that looks like the OCR one. Have a great rest of the week!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

My kind of place! Love the whole atmosphere of it!!

parTea lady said...

That looks like a lovely place to shop. What a great selection of pretty teaware at The New Brunswick Tea Compny.


I'd be in tea heaven in that place! I love all the teapots and teacups, they're like dolls to me! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week ahead.