I have always been intrigued by the history of the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada. There are many accounts of the accomplishments, dangers, and the exploits of the men who made the company an important part of Canada. Today I gathered up some items which are connected with the “Bay”, for tea.
The background is some red “point blanket” wool. HBC point blankets are said to last for generations.
Part of the setting is my Grandmother's blue enamel sugar bowl. Sugar was a much needed staple of early years, along with tea.
How about boiling the water in a genuine cast iron kettle, mended many years ago? It may have been bought at a company store …I don’t know, but it certainly is a relic!
The table is covered with a faux fish net……and an old oar washed up on the shore of Lake Winnipeg. (Have you heard of our wonderful smoked Lake Winnipeg Goldeye?)
I didn’t say anything about the cup…(it’s just one from my cupboard) I am sure loose leaf tea would taste lovely in it….
It would have been fun to have had our tea time at Fort Gibraltar, a short distance from here,(even though it was a fierce competitor of HBC!)