Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Island Tartan Autumn Picnic



                                                                                  Hello everyone,

                                                               On one of the first days of autumn I had
                                                               a picnic by the pond.....not ours this
                                                               time but at a friends family home.
                                               
                                                                     The wool blanket/throw on the chair
                                                                     is a treasure because it was made here
                                                                     on the Island by Condon's Woolen mill
                                                                     which closed down in 1989.
                                                                     It is our Island Tartan..... a nice thrift
                                                                     shop find.

This tartan was designed and registered in 1959 by Mrs Elizabeth Jean MacLean Reed of Covehead as a result of a competition to design a tartan for the island.

                                                             The colours she chose she described as follows:

                                                           The warmth and glow of the fertile soil,
                                                           The green of field and tree,
                                                           The yellow and brown of Autumn,
                                                           The white of surf or a summer snow,
                                                           Rust, green, yellow and white,
                                                          Yes! That’s our Island Tartan.
                                                 
        A plaid thermos holds my apple cider and
       another plaid throw in case it turns chilly.

                                                                     It is such a tranquil spot to
                                                                     enjoy a book and watch the ducks
                                                                     on the pond.
                                                                     Hot apple cider and a book or two.


Maybe you would like a cup of tea
with our Island tartan?

                                                             In case you are interested in this home and
                                                             the beautiful setting it happens to be for sale.

                                                             You can call Colin at 902-314-5152.



                                                        The sun porch has a good view of the pond.

                                                             I hope you will have time to go on
                                                                        an autumn picnic someday soon!

                                                                                             Thank you for visiting me,

                                                                                                                       Carolyn

14 comments:

janice15 said...

Love your picnic.. love the tartan is lovely colors.. The house is sweet too wouldn't mind buying.. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Deanna said...

Beautiful pictures!
You've done it again,
d

Laura said...

I love the pictures.

Andi's English Attic said...

I had a huge tartan fetish going on last winter so I have lots of cosy tartan things to snuggle with this year. Your pictures are wonderful (as usual) xx

Mughetti Fresie e Tuberose said...

W l'autunno, con i suoi colori, con i suoi frutti e i suoi profumi!!!
Buon proseguimento di stagione!!!
Nadia

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful spot and old house. It was interesting to read about your PEI tartan which is lovely and a treasure as well. I hope to go for a picnic soon in the orchard when the weather clears again. That was quite a rainstorm we had! I hope you aren't getting as much as we did there today.

Madelief said...

What a beautiful old house. I love the setting near to the lake. The new owner is a fortunate man.

Your picnic look delightful Carolyn. I love the way the colours of your island tartan are described.

Happy weekend ahead!

Madelief x

lisa verrastro said...

Come sempre le tue ambientazioni sono uniche..eleganti, trasmettono serenità..una persona con un'anima così bella ...grazie per le tue foto..un bacio
Lisa del Lismary's cottage

LISACPARSONS said...

I love your blog cover picture. Did you take that pic? I was wondering if I could use it on my FB cover page with your permission? Thank you

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

With the design of the house and view of the pond, it should sell quickly. I had no idea there was an island tartan but like the colours chosen, and why.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a peaceful and serene setting to enjoy a laid back afternoon. Your picnic is lovely Carolyn. Love all the cozy elements and the tartan is beautiful.

Love that pretty home. It reminds me of my own home which has the colonial style too.

Have a lovely week,

Janet

Bernideen said...

I love the colors that Elizabeth chose to go in the tartan. Somewhere there too must be some white for all the Queen Anne's Lace on the Island. I love that house too!

BECKY said...

Another beautiful post with gorgeous photos! I love tartans, too, especially since I began working in a store that sells Celtic (It's pronounced Keltic) items. Learning about the tartans and their history is one of the many fun things I love about working there! Nothing says autumn like plaid!

Sarah said...

What a lovely spot for a picnic. The tartan throw is absolutely lovely. How nice that you found it thrifting.