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.