Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Books and Tea Cups

I'm trying to reread my own books with the idea of donating the ones I don't want to keep. I must admit so far I've put exactly one in the donate box.  I finished these two by Flora Thompson. Lark Rise to Candleford is  semi-biographical  and I enjoyed rereading it as much as I enjoyed it the first time.
Still Glides the stream is fiction but every bit as interesting as Lark Rise.


Sisters in Two Worlds is about 2 young women who grew up in a manor house in the Suffolk countryside. They married and left England to live in the backwoods of Upper Canada in the mid to late 1800's.  Aside from recounting their struggles in their new homes the book contains over 200 colour and Black-and White images. One of the sisters, Catherine Parr Traill, wrote and illustrated books on Canadian plants, the first of its kind.

I've decided that every time I post I'll feature one or two tea cups from my collection.

These two cups are not fine china but I just love the patterns.I'd love to find blouses in these exact prints.

We had  perfect weather for the first of September. The temperature was only 8C when I first checked but we reached 25 by the afternoon.  (That would be about 45F and the high 77).

Thanks for stopping by,  GM


  1. So glad that your weather has gotten nicer! I love that pink teacup on the left!!! Happy September.

  2. I'm glad it's cooking off for you. Every once in a while I catch a whiff of fall in the air but right now at 11:50 pm the AC is STILL running!
    Those cups are gorgeous and I think my favorite is the pink one. As I read your comment about the patterns, I was thinking they would both make pretty dresses! Great minds think alike!

  3. I like the word of September/autumn as a season for the soul VERY MUCH! Inspiring!

    You always have nice book and cups around you, good friends!!

  4. Loving those pretty tea cups! The weather actually felt nice yesterday around my neck of the woods but would you believe that we still have yellow flies!!! Those mean hateful things are Satan's spawn. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Books are such blessings to read! Those teacups are pretty 🥰😍💕

  6. The Two Sisters book looks interesting. I read Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie, one of the sisters, for my degree. Those two women epitomized pioneer living for me, and what a change for them to come to Canada after growing up in England.
    Such pretty teacups!

    1. I have Roughing in the Bush and it will be next on my list of books to reread although I'm not sure if I got all the way through it last time.

  7. Sisters in Two Worlds looks like a book I would love. Amazon has used and I am tempted to buy one!

    I love that you are going to feature know at one time I went back through your blog to see them...I think I went all the way back through but not positive. I love both but would dearly love a shirt from the one on the right.

  8. Oh, I do LOVE those Flora Thompson books!! I've had them for years, and read them at least twice, but it's high time I read them again. Thanks for the reminder. I also need to reread all my good books. If I started now, I might finish about the time I die as a very old lady!