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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Teacup And Railroad Bridge Park

I hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving Day. We are just the 2 of us, kids are with inlaws, but that's okay. If you are in business, retail at least, this is the one chance for a breather before the Christmas season arrives in force! The calm before the storm! So we will have a quiet day, with lots of time to reflect on the many things we are thankful for.

But...this is also a a Thursday in blogland, so I am joining the blogs at the end of the post. Please visit some if you have the chance, they are so much fun...I am continually amazed at the creativity of my blogging friends!

The cup and saucer I have today is another of my favorite hand colored on transfer art deco designs from the 1923-1938. The maker is Embassy Ware, England and the pattern is called Fondeville, named for a French garden. Embassy Ware was a line made by Samuel Radford in Staffordshire only until 1938, and the company closed in 1957. I love the sepia transfer design with the hand coloring on bone china. Sweet! For more info on the teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

When our son and daughter in law were here last month, we went to a favorite place in town for a walk, the Railroad Bridge Park. There used to be a branch line railroad from what is now Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest here, bringing timber to Dungeness Spit on Sequim Bay. It was rescued from dereliction and became a land trust and has been renovated to include a wonderful park incorporated into the Olympic Discovery Trail, and also houses the Audubon Society headquarters, the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

The fall foliage of the heavy vegetation here by the Dungeness River was lovely. It was overcast, with a few showers, but lovely for a post lunch walk...

One of our favorite areas is the park namesake, the Railroad Bridge, an old railroad trestle bridge converted to a bridge for foot and bike traffic, and a part of the Olympic Discovery Trail, that covers 130 miles across the top of the Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the coast by Forks.

We pretty well had the place to ourselves, but it was a week day. Weekends are very busy with bikers, Olympic Trail visitors and dog walkers. While we were there, we watched a Blue Heron fishing from the bridge in the Dungeness River. It is hard to spot, as the dullness of the day and the gravel background camouflaged  it well. Hope you can see it...

So we spent a lovely day, and got home in time for a cuppa tea! Of course!

I'm off for one right now...time for elevenses. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and don't get trampled shopping tomorrow! Hope you have time to visit the blogs below:

Teacup Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
 Mrs. Olson ~  http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday
Pink Saturday


  1. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Your cup is so lovely. And thank you for taking us along on your walk... how gorgeous ... your photos are great and yes, I could see the Blue Heron. Nature is amazing... xo C. (HHL)

  2. What a lovely post - happy thanksgiving. I found you through the linky party! Beautiful pictures of your walk, thanks, J9 x

  3. You have such a beautiful post! I love tea things so that teacup is quite charming! I hope your weekend is wonderful and I am happy I stopped by!

  4. Oh I love the colors in this sweet teacup and saucer! So happy that you got to enjoy family before Thanksgiving. Looks like such a lovely place. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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